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February 19, 2013

Amesbury needs win in finale to make tournament

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“They beat Newburyport last week,” Magicians coach Bob Jackson said of Amesbury. “Newburyport is picked to go to the state tournament. So that’s a good team right there. We knew that they were going to be tough. We knew that they were going to be strong. They’ve got some big kids. They’re a team that’s on the rise. They’re a team to reckon with in the future. And we knew that they’d be fighting for their lives. It’s never good to go into your last game of the season needing a win.”

Not helping Amesbury’s chances tomorrow is the fact that it will be without the services of its leading goal scorer, Anthony Licciardello, who suffered a season-ending injury during the Indians’ 2-2 tie against Lynnfield last Thursday night.

“It’s a huge factor,” Kuchar said of losing Licciardello. “He’s a real presence out there on the power play. He’s a presence out there just with his size. And the other part is, the line has been playing together for 10 or 11 weeks. And they just switched to a brand new line after one practice. That’s a big factor. And when you take 16 goals out of your line, that’s another big factor.”

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