Boys’ hockey loses against Wayzata

Team’s record totals 3-2-0


Claire Bargman

Senior Tim Collins speeds towards the puck in an attempt to score. Park played Wayzata, losing 0-10 Dec. 13.

David Bryant

Junior William Pinney said the 0-10 loss versus Wayzata didn’t reflect the teams energy and ability shown in previous games.

“I think last game in the first and third period our energy was there, but I don’t think we showed any of that in this game,” Pinney said.

Coach Andrew Sackrison said competing against high caliber teams like Wayzata requires  strong competition, and he said Park didn’t show it.

“Everything that could have gone wrong did, Wayzata had a very strong level to compete with and we didn’t match it,” Sackrison said.

Pinney said one of the root problems this game was that the team was leading with mediocre shots and playing selfishly.

“I think we were to playing individually and not as a team and especially against teams like Minnetonka and Wayzata we have to move the puck and work together,” Pinney said.

Senior Gerald Perelman said too many small mistakes led to a poor end result.

“We didn’t do the little things right and we didn’t make decisions as we were too selfish with the puck,” Perelman said.

Sackrison said players getting hurt left a short bench which quickly wore out the remaining players.

“We had a couple guys get injured which never helps but the bench gets thin and we wear down a little bit and against a team that is big, strong and fast it doesn’t help,” Sackrison said.

Pinney said the team’s focus going forward is to play together, and move the puck around for better shot opportunities.

“We are going to work on playing as a team, passing the puck and situational awareness,” Pinney said.

Sackrison said with the next game coming up quickly the team will hopefully be able to make up for the loss.

“Luckily for us we get to play again on Saturday and try to bounce back from a tough one so we will have a light skate tomorrow and get back to it on Saturday,” Sackrison said.

The next boys’ hockey game with take place against St. Francis at 7 p.m. Saturday Dec. 13 at the East Bethel Ice Arena.