By Mike Flanagan (@flano0) SUDBURY — Thursday afternoon’s season-opening showdown between perennial Division I powers Needham and Lincoln-Sudbury was all about defense, so much so that the two teams were held to just eight goals combined. Led by junior defenseman Chase Gozdeck (Vermont), Lincoln-Sudbury’s defense put the clamps down on Needham’s high-powered offense for the entirety of the afternoon en route to a 6-2 victory. “A little ugly,” said head coach Brian Vona following the game. “Both teams have a lot to work on. It was a good early-season test. Those guys are tough. They have a great ride and their goalie played great

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