Boys Hockey Starts Strong

Players and Fans Ready to Hit the Rink

Will Adams ('22), Orbit Contributor

After a shortened 2020-21 season and a promising opening game, RMHS Hockey fans and players are gearing up for the upcoming winter season. 

For many RMHS students, it has been nearly two years since they were able to attend a Rockets hockey game. The pandemic restrictions on spectators at games caused a spike in attendance for fall sports. This phenomenon is expected to continue during hockey games, and other winter sports. The RMHS student section travels well, and brings a lot of energy to home and away games. 

Unfortunately for last year’s seniors, Reading hockey was severely limited in the amount of games it could play due to restrictions from the Covid-19 Pandemic. With some of these restrictions now lifted, there is hope for a somewhat normal year of high school hockey. 

Coached by Mark Doherty, the team boasts many talented players and is led by team captains Zach Micciche (‘22), Ryan Goodwin (‘22), and Evan Pennucci (‘23). A skilled goaltending duo of Seniors Franklin Zessis and Alec Sullivan are projected to split time in net. 

While finishing last year with a positive record of 6-3-2, the Rockets are still looking to improve upon their previous performance. This season is already off to a great start, with the Rockets taking a commanding 5-2 win over Wilmington in the first game of the year. Goals from Jack Donnelly (‘23), Cam Fahey (‘24), Micciche (‘22), Pennucci (‘23), and Jake Donovan (‘22) sealed the win over the Middlesex League foe. 

The Rockets look to continue their success against Burlington this Saturday, 12/18.