Gonnam has been there and done it all at this point in his 20-year career, and sees things in a different light.
“The rest is nice, but I think most teams are almost on auto-pilot at tournament time,” says Gonnam. “It’s nice to have the fans go, but quite honestly, all the parents and grandparents find a way to go. It’s nice for the kids to be able to see each other play (however).”
After taking Tech Boston down 5-3 on the road in the first round and with the quarterfinals victory against Lynnfield, Bleau is feeling some attention coming his team’s way.
“I think the word is getting out that we’re exciting to watch,” says Bleau. “We’ve had two of the more exciting games in the tournament, and I think the word is out there in the community. So I hope we’ll get some more people to come out and see what is going on.”