, Newburyport, MA


February 11, 2013

Driven by family obsession


He didn’t stop there. In Game 2 of the season he scored a hat trick and added two more goals in the third game of the season. He had another hat trick against Minuteman and a four-goal day in a victory over Pentucket.

“My job is to score goals and I expect to do that,” said Licciardello. “I didn’t really think I was going to have this much success, but I knew I could score. I try to put as many shots on net as possible, because the more chances you have the better your odds are. I also try to take how Paul uses is body to get position.”

He has also taken pride the steps his program has taken. Amesbury/Whittier currents sits at 7-8-1, its best record since the 2006 season (8-7-6), its last trip to the state tourney.

“ I hate to lose so it was very tough,” said Licciardello. “We only had one win my freshman year, so my goal has always been to grow the program. They were great to me when I was a freshman, as one of only four Whittier players, accepting me. So I wanted to build the program.”

With his hockey career soon coming to a close — he is planning to play baseball in college — he hopes to finish in style. And when he needs advice, he knows he has a reliable place to go.

“We call and text about hockey all the time,” said Thompson. “He is really passionate about the sport and winning. When I can I get to his games and he has grown into a very good player. Hockey has been a big part of our lives forever, so I am really happy for him for the season he’s having.”

A hockey family

Haverhill’s Anthony Licciardello comes from a family where hockey is a passion, including his two star cousins.

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