Boys Hockey Beats Nauset 4-3

The Whaler boys hockey team improved their record to 6-5-2 on Saturday with a 4-3 road win over the Nauset Warriors. Senior forward Cosmo Tedeschi had a goal and two assists for the Whalers and continues to stay hot.

“Cosmo is really starting to feel it and a lot of those chances he has been getting all season long are starting to find the back of the net,” head coach Scott Corbett said. “Then he is setting his teammates up too. We moved Finn Kelly to forward and he scored the game-winning goal for us. It was on a change and a 2 on 1 opportunity. Cosmo fed him a nice pass and Finn just buried it with a nice shot.”

Corbett continues to be impressed with the play of sophomore goalie Griffin Starr, who made several breakaway saves to help Nantucket win the game.

“We got contributions from everybody in this game,” Corbett said. “What I really liked is when when we made an adjustment and went to a 1-2-2, there were players who weren’t doing it. But other players on the bench were calling them out for it saying ‘it is going to work you have to do it.’ These kids are very invested right now and they have developed a lot of confidence. They are playing good hockey right now and are in a good position as we enter a tough two game stretch.”

Riley Williams and Jack Billings were the other two goal scorers to go along with Tedeschi and Kelly. Cole Evens had a pair of assists and captain Hudson Perry had an assist.

Perry is one of the Whaler’s most skilled players and arguably the best player on the team, but his statistics aren’t as high as some may have expected entering the season because he willingly moved from his natural first line center position to the Whaler’s defense core to help stabilize a defense that was having injury and performance issues earlier in the season.

“We wouldn’t be having the success we are having right now if it weren’t for Hudson,” Corbett said. “Just like a few years ago when he was a freshman, our season has turned around ever since we moved him back from center to defense. He is sacrificing a lot for this team right now and he is so smooth back there. He is as important to this team as anybody.”

The Whalers will travel to The Bog in Kingston to take on the Norwell Clippers on Wednesday at 4:15 p.m. and will host Bishop Stang on Saturday, February 12 at 2 p.m. The Whalers lost to the Clippers last month 5-0 and tied Bishop Stang 3-3.

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