One last ride for boys hockey ends in good spirit

Peter Barbato, Staff Writer

After a season filled with ups and downs, boys hockey left it all on the ice in their final game as the seniors showed out for their curtain call.

“We came into Lake Forest laid back and looking to have some fun, but at the same time we wanted to secure one last win,” senior captain Charlie Rodriguez explained.

The Kits knew heading into Feb. 15 that they would be playing their final game of the season that night against Lake Forest. With
a 16-16-4 record, Evanston did not make the league playoffs and was eliminated from state playoffs at the hands of OPRF.

“This year we weren’t depending on just one player. We didn’t have one superstar, which is why the effort is so important as we have to work together 100% of the time to be successful,” junior assistant-captain Campbell Wagener explained. “While it may not have been there through for some parts of the season, it was definitely there Saturday.”

Rodriguez praised this idea of togetherness, and how it impacted his experience throughout his four years in the program.

“One thing Evanston hockey has taught me is how to build connections with team- mates. During the eight month seasons, I’ve never felt more a part of a family than being part of the hockey team,” Rodriguez said.