Westford Academy seniors fuel turnaround for girls’ hockey team
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“Playing the tough competition we are and getting that experience,” he said. “It’ll pay off for us down the road.”
Captain Molly Bryant , whose brother, Mike, played in the Super 8 with the boys’ team, is a junior. Goalie Sydney Thornhill , a goalie on the field hockey team, is also a junior, and the all-freshman first line of Lexi Stanistewski , Emily Frocione , and Kylee Babcock is setting the pace offensively.
Barron returns to school
Methuen High junior forward Brady Barron was back in school on Monday, two weeks after he suffered a life-threatening injury in a game against Gloucester. His wrist was accidentally sliced by the skate of a Gloucester player, cutting tendons and nerves and severing an artery. Barron was treated immediately on the ice by trainer Janielle Martin , a critical care nurse who slowed the bleeding before the arrival of EMTs. He was then rushed to Children’s Hospital for surgery.
The 16-year-old Barron is “doing great,” according to Methuen AD Jim Weymouth . He is not expected to play hockey again this season; his injury will require several months of rehabilitation.
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