MARLBOROUGH — In a battle between two well-matched teams at Navin Arena on Feb. 1, the Marlborough boys hockey team defeated the Westborough Rangers by a score of 4-1.
The score remained close for much of the game. Teddy Miller’s goal gave Westborough an early lead, but after a goal by Marlborough’s Thomas Cashman late in the first period, the game was tied 1-1.
The game remained even until late in the second period when Marlborough’s Sam Hamann scored. Colin Glynn scored twice for Marlborough in the final six minutes to lead the Panthers to victory.
“I thought we got off to a little bit of a slow start,” said Marlborough Head Coach Mike O’Brien, “but the second and third period we played much better, skated better. It was nice to see these guys bounce back and get the win for us tonight.”
O’Brien also mentioned goaltender Roman Belli, who made his first varsity start against the Rangers.
“He played really well for us tonight, so congratulations to him, that was a good effort by him tonight,” O’Brien said.
The loss ended a six-game winning streak for the Rangers, who now fall to 8-7. Westborough will face off against Algonquin on Saturday.
The Panthers improve to 8-4-1 and will take on Nashoba this Saturday.
“It should be a very good game. Nashoba is a very good team this year. Last year we had a couple of really good games with them, so I’d expect Saturday to be a really good game too,” O’Brien said.