Varsity Hockey Looks to Save Season

What a season so far for the St. Luke’s Varsity Hockey Team!  After struggling last year, the boys (and girls) have come back in full stride.  Right now, their record stands at 3-4, an incredible improvement from last season’s 1-11-1 record.  Even more impressive, Finley Frechette ’16 and her little sister Gillis ’17 have proven themselves to be important assets to the team.

Clay D’Alessandro ’15, Carl Graczyk ’14, and Tyler Klein ’15 celebrate a goal

Although struggling a bit recently (the team lost on Friday to Fieldston and to Rye on Monday), the Storm have kept their heads high.  Noah Daniel ’15 told the Sentinel, “I have no doubt in my mind that we will be able to compete with top-tier teams this season.” He went on to say that despite the losses, the team played well, playing until the final whistle.  Noah also gave details about the 7-3 loss to Fieldston saying, “We out shot Fieldston 42-17, we just ran into a hot goalie.”

The Rye game was a tough loss, as the Storm fell 8-0. Yet, Noah did have some good things to say about the team “Rye is just a much more experienced team than us.  I mean, our program has only been around for three years, and they have a rink at their school.”

Coach Gammil gave an inspiring, Herb Brooks like speech while describing the game, “I saw moments of greatness, but we need great games, not just great moments.”

The main goal for the Storm is to work on their defensive zone coverage.  Tyler Klein ’15 eloquently stated that Rye “shellacked us in our own zone in our loss Monday.”  He went on to say that the team needs to work on camaraderie moving forward, as the unity of the team is crucial for its success.

The Varsity team has a game this Tuesday, January 22nd  at 3:30 at the Sono Ice House against the Harvey School.  I am sure the game will be a thriller, so get on the road this afternoon and watch them get back to a .500 record!

Will Twomey, Contributing Writer

 

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