Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Molly Conner's hockey game is never on ice. She has been playing since she was 6.
Here is Q & A with Swampscott hockey enthusiast Molly Conner. Molly, president of the Swampscott Historical Society, has loved hockey since she was 6 years old. She was a pioneer on ice, lacing up skates at a time when very few girls played the sport. She also has a history of playing for winning teams. Back in the day she played for a team called the Polar Bears, and competed in the national championship. Her hockey odyssey continued at the University of New Hampshire where in 1990-91 she played on the Women's ECAC Championship team. Back in 2010, she played in Detroit in the Women's B Division National Championship. Molly recently skated on a national championship hockey team. Below, we talk to Molly about the tournament and what's next …
Sunday, March 17, 2013
This is the final stop on the Big Blue hockey tourney journey.
Here it is, a showdown on the Garden ice for the state championship. Swampscott enters the game with an 18-5 record including a win in the semifinals against Medway, 4-3, in overtime. Westfield enters the game with a 17-2-2 record including a win in the semifinals over Wachusett, 6-4. You can ask questions and interact on the blog. If you're at the game, tweet us @SwampscottPatch. Later, we’ll have photos, video and a game story on the site.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Corey Carmody displays power and acrobatics giving Swampscott a 3-2 lead against Medway.
Corey Carmody displays power and acrobatics giving Swampscott a 3-2 lead against Medway Wednesday en route to Big Blue's trip to the state championship.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Noah Maercklein scored his second goal of the game at 6:25 of OT sending Blue to the TD North Garden and the state championship.
It was a game to be remembered. The see-saw action and wild scoring swings will be etched in the memories of those who played and witnessed it. The never-say-die Swampscott Big Blue came back. Again and again, first from a third period deficit and then from heart-wrenching goals by the Medway Mustangs. Nunzio Morretti, Noah Maercklein and Corey Carmody accounted for Swampscott's scoring in regulation. Noah netted the game-winner at 6:26 of OT sending Swampscott to the TD Garden for the state championship on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Swampscott will play the winner of the Wachusett vs. Westfield game, to be played Thursday. Stay with Swampscott Patch for complete Big Blue hockey coverage. Check out our Swampscott Facebook Page for a blow-by-…
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Here is video of Swampscott's four scores in Wednesday's historic Big Blue hockey win in the state Div. 3 semis.
Here is video of Swampscott's four scores in Wednesday's historic Big Blue hockey win in the state Div. 3 semis. Big Blue goes for the championship Sunday at 3:30 against Westfield on the TD Garden ice.
Check out our blow-by-blow Swampscott Patch Facebook chronicle of Swampscott vs. Medway
Here are the posts we put up on Swampscott Patch Facebook as Swampscott hung tough and prevailed in a heart-stopping game Wednesday on the Chelmsford Forum ice. * it was actually a 12-minute OT
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Big Blue hockey continued its tradition of going blond for the tournament. On Saturday they will work to keep their tourney journey alive.
That's not the Swedish national team on the ice. It's your Big Blue crew. And they are still playing hockey as the high school Div. 3 tournament field has winnowed to eight teams. The Swampscott players went blond after the season ended, something they did last year before the tournament, said Swampscott Coach Gino Faia. The players also watched the movie Miracle at senior Trevor Massey's house, the coach said. The 2004 movie tells the story of the 1980 US Olympic Mens' ice hockey team's improbable win against the Soviets. The Big Blue are on a roll of their own. An exciting journey through the high school hockey tourney. Swampscott lost twice to Marblehead during the regular season but turned the tables on the Magicians Wednesday in …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Support Big Blue hockey from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Nahant restaurant.
Wednesday, February 20
The Big Blue hockey program will be sponsoring it's annual Tides Night Fundraiser at the Tides Restaurant in Nahant on Thursday Feb 21, from 6 pm to 9 pm. Support the Big Blue while enjoying food and drinks. Raffle prizes and auction items will be available. Big Blue is winding up its season this week and heading for the playoffs. The team's record is 14-5, and tournament seedings should be out Sunday, Coach Gino Faia said. The coach has no idea who the team might play since many of them have games yet to be played this week. Information for this article came from Big Blue hockey.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Swampscott and Marblehead skate Wednesday at Salem State.
1) Town and School Meeting Watch: The Swampscott Finance Committee meets at 7 p.m. at Town Hall in the first floor conference room and the Historical Commission also meets at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, only in the second floor conference room. 2) Newsbit of the Day: Swampscott and Salem are jointly applying to the latest round of the Solarize Massachusetts program. The three-year-old program's objective is to drive community adoption of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects through local marketing and installation efforts. The program helps drive down the cost of installation of small-scale solar PV while at the same time educating communities about its benefits. To help us with the application, the town planner os asking residents to fill out a very…
Saturday, September 29, 2012
A Swampscott mom, the new president of the Salem Swampscott Youth Hockey League, and other moms want to grow the league through player development.
These hockey moms are less on the sidelines than the front lines. In the male dominated world of hockey these moms have major roles, filling five leadership positions in the Salem/Swampscott Youth Hockey League. They are league President Carmen Henriques of Swampscott, Clerk Lisa Lavoie of Salem, Treasurer Linda Gagnon of Salem, operations head Bridget McGuiness of Lynn and fundraiser Patty Remon of Salem. The female presence comes with new ideas, determination and anxiety. Carmen became league president in June and, several weeks ago, was nervous about an upcoming meeting — the first district meeting, a gathering for representatives from area youth hockey leagues. She figured to be in the clear minority as a woman. "I do not know what …