“That Gold Line not only got two goals, but really did a great job of forechecking and creating several other scoring chances for themselves. They played great.”
Sophomore goaltender Alex Taylor needed to make just 13 saves for the victory; he was denied a shutout when Gloucester’s Alex Webb beat him on the power play with 7:12 to go. His best save of the game came with the Falcons holding onto that 3-1 lead, flashing out his left skate to deny the Fishermen’s Casey Noyes coming down the slot with 4:15 remaining.
Senior center Adam Merry iced the game soon after, connecting on a pretty wraparound with 2:34 left that Parisi never saw.
“We set the tempo of the game with that first period. We capitalized on our opportunities and played physical,” noted Brown, whose team can punch its postseason ticket with a home win over Saugus this Wednesday (5 p.m.). “We put a lot of pressure on (Gloucester), and while I’d like to see us play smarter and stay out of the (penalty) box more often, overall we’re happy with the win.”