Jack, Michael and Conor Gethings dreamed for years of the one season they would get to play hockey together for Hamden High School and this was the year that it finally happened.
Conor, a freshman, joined Jack, a senior, and Michael, a junior, on the ice this year for the Green Dragons boys’ hockey team.
“We would reenact state championships for Hamden High,” Conor, the youngest of the three brothers, said.
“It was just a dream come true,” said Michael.
While it was a dream for the boys, their mom, Margaret Mary Gethings, said she was a little nervous watching the three boys.
“I get a little nervous, especially with Conor sometimes because he’s a little physical,” she said.
But she knew for years that this was coming.
“They all happen to be 18 months apart and one chance opportunity, something they’ve been dreaming about since they were 4, 5 and 6,” she said.
Gethings said she just tries to enjoy every moment but it was difficult Sunday when Hamden’s season came to an end with a 3-1 loss to Xavier.
Now Jack is preparing for graduation and said winning isn’t always everything.
“I can’t ask for more,” Jack said. “They’re two great players and teammates. It’s easy to go home with them every day knowing they gave me everything they had.”