Boys’ hockey falls to Benilde-St. Margaret’s

Team keeps energy flowing throughout game

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Senior Drew Boyum skates with the puck Feb. 12. Park lost 6-4 to Benilde-St. Margaret’s.

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After a heart-breaking 6-4 loss to Benilde-St. Margaret’s, head coach Andrew Sackrison said he was proud of the way the team played strongly the whole game.

“The expectation is that we compete and that we’re right there the whole time, which we were,” Sackrison said.

Even with the loss, senior captain Drew Boyum said the team played well as a whole throughout the game.

“Everyone put their best effort forward,” Boyum said. “Just some pucks didn’t go in, and it didn’t go our way.”

According to senior Jack Fredrickson, the energy on the team started down, but started to amp up after a goal was scored in the first minute.

We got ourselves into a hole at the start, but I’m proud of the way we clawed our way out,”

— Sackrison

“We came out with low energy, but our first quick goal kick-started the chatter on the bench,” Fredrickson said. “After that, it felt like we were off to the races, even after a poor defensive period.”

Sackrison said he was impressed by the way the team kept coming back strong throughout the whole game.

“We got ourselves into a hole at the start, but I’m proud of the way we clawed our way out,” Sackrison said.

According to Boyum, the team kept their spirits high right to the last second of the game.

“The energy on the ice was really good from start to finish,” Boyum said. “That goal at the start of the game gave us a boost that we held until the end.”

Park’s next game is against Minnetonka at 7 p.m. on Feb. 18 at Minnetonka High School.