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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 01-09-2020

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North Smithfield Blackstone and Woonsocket Edition Sports & Recreation valleybreeze.com @ JANUARY 9-15, 2020 WOONSOCKET – With a new head coach and a small, rela- tively young roster, the Mount Saint Charles/Cumberland/Lincoln School co-op girls' hockey team is hoping to surprise some teams and earn a high seed in the state playoffs this season. Despite having only 14 players – and just two seniors – on its roster, the team is entering this week with a 3-2 mark, but right now, first- year head coach John Lobisser isn't focused on wins and losses. "The only way to measure things is how hard (the players) are working," he said. "The effort level is always fully there, so it's a success from that standpoint. As long as we're working hard, keeping our head about us, and continuing to try to get better, I think (the wins) will come." Unfortunately for the co-op team, it dipped into fourth place in the stand- ings last Friday night by suffering a 5-1 loss to the East Bay (Barrington/ Mount Hope/Portsmouth) co-op squad at Adelard Arena. But the score was not indicative of the effort the locals put forward. After two periods, the East Bay team owned a 2-1 lead, with Mount freshman Erin Wiehn scoring a goal for the home team, but the visitors added three quick goals at the begin- ning of the third period. "Obviously, you could tell (Barrington) has people who can shoot the puck, and they did some things really well," said Lobisser, who was missing two players. "They are really well coached, but we know we have some things we can work on to help us get better." Lobisser is no stranger to Mount Saint Charles, as he graduated from the academy in 1997 and played under legendary coach Bill Belisle. He said he's basically been coaching since he was a teenager and contin- ues to coach his three daughters, who also play hockey. "When the opportunity came to interview for the position, I was excited because I wanted to come here and try and make a difference," Lobisser added. "My goal for the program is to be a place where girls who want to play college hockey can and will come. That's the ultimate BREEZE PHOTOS BY KAYLA PANU Above, MSC/Cumberland/ Lincoln School freshman defenseman ALEXIA VERCAUTEREN, right, gets ready to flip the puck past the stick of Barrington/ Mount Hope/Portsmouth forward MARISSA LEVREAULT during last Friday's game at Adelard Arena. The East Bay co-op team skated to a 5-1 victory. Left, senior captain MACEE SALLEY is back for her fourth season with the team. Girls' hockey squad takes ice with new coach, young lineup Mount/Cumberland/ Lincoln School co-op team owns 3-2 mark By KAYLA PANU Valley Breeze Sports Writer kayla@valleybreeze.com See HOCKEY, Page 12 Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor are welcome from readers. Please: • Limit to 500 words. Longer letters may appear online only. • Letters on local or state topics and issues will take precedence over those on national issues. • No more than one letter per person every 8 weeks, please. • All letters must be signed and include a hometown. Send by e-mail to: news@valleybreeze.com, or mail to The Valley Breeze, 6 Blackstone Valley Place, Suite 204, Lincoln, RI 02865. Your guide to nursing home/Medicaid Protection Wills & Trusts Medicaid Planning Probate Northern RI's Premier Full Service Law Firm Jarret Law, LLc 176 Eddie Dowling Highway, Suite 202, North Smithfield, RI 401-769-2929 Aram P. Jarret III, Esq. "Jay" Aram P. Jarret, Jr., Esq. Walid Saber, MD FACC, FSCAL, RPVI Chief of Cardiology - Landmark Clinical Assistant Professor Warren Alpert Medical School Ibrahim Elgabry, MD FACC Director of Cardiac Rehab - Landmark Clinical Assistant Professor Warren Alpert Medical School World Class Care . . . So Close To Home Our Services: Cardiac Testing & Therapy Vascular Testing & Therapy Fully accredited state-of-the-art facility utilizing advanced technologies and expert techniques. www.oscvc.com 191 Social Street, Suite 100, Woonsocket, RI 02895 Phone: 401-597-6500 Ground Breaking Solutions for Varicose Veins!

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