Hopkins/Park ends regular season with loss to Edina

Girls’ hockey loses 0-8


Emmy Pearson

Junior Erin Brousseau battles in the goal crease against Edina goalie junior Sarah Swann Feb. 1. Brousseau has scored 15 goals and made four assists in the regular 2019-2020 season, with a total of 19 points.

Anna Benishek

Senior and captain Sarah McCallon said her team put forth a great deal of effort during their final game of the regular season. 

“Although it may not have reflected on the scoreboard, I think that overall it was a hard-fought battle,” McCallon said. 

Junior and captain Erin Brousseau said the team performed its best during the second period versus Edina Feb. 1, while the first and third periods lacked energy from the team. 

“In the second period, we definitely worked together the best. I think it got away from us in the first and in the third. We weren’t as cohesive as we could have been,” Brousseau said. 

According to coach Ryan St. Martin, the start of the game was rough, but throughout the majority of the last two periods he was satisfied with the performance of the team.

“We could have started a lot better, but I was happy with some stretches of the game, especially the second and third periods,” St. Martin said. 

McCallon said the team’s previous practice was meant to lift the energy of the players, so the team could be optimistic going into the game. 

“Yesterday we had a more fun practice, which I think the coaches were hoping that people would go into this game with a fun attitude and a willingness to work hard,” McCallon said. 

St. Martin said the team has been preparing for this game by improving their play in the defensive zone.

“We have been preparing how we have been all season, getting better in all phases of the game, especially in our D-zone,” St. Martin said.

Brousseau said she is proud of the team’s drive and positive mindset throughout the game.

“I am proud of the way we battled because it honestly could have been worse, they’re a really talented team and I think that we didn’t let it get to us as much as we could,” Brousseau said.

Hopkins/Park ended the 2019-2020 regular season with an overall record of 6-18-1. Sections for girls’ hockey will be against Blake 2 p.m. Feb. 8 at Blake.