Boys’ hockey loses to Edina

The team’s season starts with an optimistic attitude

Isabel Kjaer

As Head Coach Colin Hohman reflected on the 3-8 loss to Edina on Nov. 28, he said the team still remains positive about the upcoming season’s prospects.

Hohman said the boys’ first game went well overall, regardless of the final outcome.

“It was our first game of the year and Edina is obviously a really great team and our kids, they stayed with it,” Hohman said. “Obviously it got away from us at the end. We are very very happy with how they did”.

According to Hohman, he believes if the team plays their best every game, they will see great success.

“We trust that for the games, (the players) show up and do their best. Hopefully, if we keep doing that we’ll be able to keep up with teams like Edina,” Hohman said.

Sophomore goalie William Pinney said he thinks the team’s future achievements will make other teams in the Metro consider Park to be a strong team.

“I think teams now know that we are a threat and will respect us more,” Pinney said.

According to Hohman, the players’ overall performance this game should instill confidence in them.

“I think it shows the kids that we are able to compete with anybody in the State and hopefully, we can just continue to improve off of that,” Hohman said.
According to Pinney, the team learned from this loss and will be able to build off of it throughout the season.

“I think this is a good learning experience and I think we’re only going to get better from here on out,” Pinney said.

The next game is at 7 p.m. on Dec. 5 at the Dick Vraa Ice Arena in Osseo.