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St. Mary’s of Lynn goalie has made courageous return to the ice

In ice hockey, success is measured largely by wins and losses. For 14-year-old Brittany McPherson, success was simply stepping on the ice this fall, three short months after major surgery and a subsequent two-week stay at Massachusetts General Hospital.

But McPherson didn’t just succeed. She excelled. The teenage goaltender from Lynn backboned her U-14 Middlesex Islanders squad to a 11-4-2 record this fall before joining perennial powerhouse St. Mary’s of Lynn as an eighth-grader.

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