By Matt Lee ’20
The boys’ ice hockey team entered this season hungry for victory. After losing to Ridge in last year’s Skyland Conference Tournament finals, the team vowed to return this year and win. With that goal in mind, they had an extremely strong showing throughout the season, with an impressive winning record. Under the leadership of captain Matthew Keller (VI) and assistant captains Daniel Schnack (VI) and Michael Vessa (VI), the team is poised for success in the Conference and State Tournaments.
Their starting goalie, Kevin Parnham (IV), has led the team’s strong defense all season. With 5 shutouts and many crucial saves, he has clearly had a very successful season. Matt Keller has also been a driving force on defense. Daniel Schnack (VI), Joe Faccone (V), Eric Bush (IV), and Jared Kordonsky (IV) have been leading the attack, with each player scoring over thirty points, a rarity in high school hockey. In addition to these star players, the depth of the team has truly helped propel them to victories. Head Coach Scott Garrow said that the key to success this year was “depth up front and on defense,” which allowed the coaches to “put a lot of players on the ice and wear other teams down over the course of the game.”
Since the regular season is over, the playoffs are now the team’s focus. With all of the hard work and preparation that they have put in, Coach Garrow says the only thing left to do is “win a Championship.”