Published January 23, 2019

PEABODY — The Peabody/Lynnfield/North Reading girls’ co-op hockey team won two more games last win to bring their record to 9-2-1 overall. The Tanners remain one point ahead of Masconomet for first place in the Northeastern Hockey League. 

The Tanners beat Waltham 1-0 on Jan. 16 at Veterans Memorial Rink. Maria Pierce scored the lone goal of the game assisted by Sammie Mirasolo and Paige Thibedeau. Jeny Collins was fantastic in net, earning her the shutout.

LYNNFIELD SENIOR CAPTAIN Abby Buckley makes a save during the girls’ co-op hockey team’s 5-1 win over Marblehead on Jan. 19. (Mark Grant Photo)

On Saturday, Peabody/Lynnfield/North Reading took on Marblehead back at McVann-O’Keefe Rink in Peabody. 

The Tanners were all over the Magicians from the first drop of the puck, resulting in a 5-1 victory. Lynnfield’s Abby Buckley had a strong game in net. Jen Flynn, also of LHS, scored the first goal of the game 32 seconds into the first period, assisted by Ella McTeague.

Lynnfield freshman Sadie Gearan, assisted by Paige Thibedeau, scored at 2:30, followed by a goal from Jessica Robert assisted by Kat DiGiulio and Jen Flynn at 5:11 to give PLNR a 3-0 lead after one.

Kat DiGiulio would score the only goal of the second period at 2:10, assisted by Jessica Robert. Elise Staunton would cap off the scoring for PLNR at 10:08 into the third period. Marblehead scored their lone goal with 1:12 remaining in the game.

The Tanners play Melrose (7-3-1) on Wednesday, 6 p.m. at Flynn Memorial Rink in Medford. The team then hosts Oakmont (0-8-1) Saturday at 12 p.m. back at McVann/O’Keefe Rink.