By John Anderson

Longmeadow scores their first goal against the Rockets. ©John R. Anderson

Longmeadow scores their first goal against the Rockets. ©John R. Anderson

Senior captain Evan Lockwood has his work cut out for him as he, again, protects the Auburn net. During last night’s season opener against Longmeadow the Rockets lost 5-1. But, it was by no means due to a poorly performing goalie.

Lockwood endured a nearly constant onslaught from Longmeadow, and he saved most of the shots. Even in the Rockets’ power play situations, the puck spent way too much time at the Auburn end.

For the first two periods, Auburn played a very defensive game, but the offense did get a spark in the third. Unfortunately, only 38.2 seconds were on the clock when Alex Morrow scored the Rockets’ only goal.

This was the semi-final round of the Rocket Classic that will conclude on Saturday. Auburn Mass Daily will have more information and a slide show for Friday.