Boys hockey is back in business

Kevin Thomas, Staff writer

Skating into a new year and new arena, the ETHS boys hockey team has some lofty goals for the season and their eyes on a championship.

“We are individually playing really well, but we should be working as a team and staying on the same page,” senior Shane Riefke said. “We should also play more consistently, because sometimes we lose to teams that we should beat then beat teams that are better than the team we lost to.”

The team has confidence in one another to reach their goals, as they’re eyeing a deep playoff run and a potential state final appearance. They are willing to take the extra step to succeed and do their best in the ice rink.

“Every player on this team is skilled enough to go out there and succeed. We have a certain grit that not a lot of the other team’s have; we are willing to play fast and tough,” junior Owen Destefano said. “Games are won by preparing and working hard, and I feel like we do a good job at coming to practice ready to work and get better.”

Each member of the team contributes their fair share of the workload during games and steps up when necessary by coming to practice and working hard. They are committed to the success of the team with the playoffs in range.

“As a team, we have already clinched a playoff spot so in the upcoming weeks, our goal is to do our best,” junior Campbell Wagener said. “When it comes to preparing for the playoffs, we have a great chance of winning our division and hopefully going deep in the state playoffs.”

Come support your Wildkit hockey team, Feb.1 at 8:20 at in their new ice rink at Robert Crown.