Defense is OA’s secret weapon
Strategy pays off in tough matchups
The night before Saturday’s Hockomock League matchup against undefeated Franklin, Oliver Ames coach Jim Sullivan gathered his players together at Asiaf Arena in Brockton, and drew up a plan to slow down the explosive Panther attack. The following night, with a 1-0 lead in hand, Sullivan implemented a neutral zone trap, to prevent the Panthers from advancing through the neutral zone. OA emerged with a 1-1 tie against a Franklin squad that had been averaging five goals per game. The Panthers netted the tying goal, on the power play, with a little more than a minute remaining.