Boys’ hockey falls to Edina

Team defeated in a fight filled match

Lauren Thon


Edina scored six times before Park was able to put a puck through the net in the third period, Dec. 2. After opening the season with a 7-1 loss to Edina, head coach Ben Horsch said he was proud of the comradery the team showed despite the loss.

“The guys stood up for each other when they needed to tonight,” Horsch said. “I like the boys being there for each other.”

Senior captain Ben Olson said despite the large scoring deficit the team faced, the players all played with a lot of energy.

“I saw a lot of tenacity tonight, the boys were buzzing out there,” Olson said. “I know the scoreboard doesn’t reflect that, but it was a good game.”

As the game came to a close, several fights broke out among players, according to sophomore Henry Schultz. 

“We can improve on our attitude, we don’t need people fighting out there,” Schultz said. 

Senior Stanley Regguinti, who was involved in a fight at the end of the game, was served a one game suspension for his actions. Athletic Director Andy Ewald said there are guidelines set by the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) that prohibits players from participating in future contests.

“There’s high school league rules, and any time any participant is ejected from a contest, there’s an automatic one-game suspension,” Ewald said. “If it happens a second time in a season, it goes to a four game suspension.”

Moving forward Horsch hopes players will take initiative and work on scoring goals.

“We knew that (with) this team it would be tough to score goals; we lost 12 kids from last year,” Horsch said. “We need some guys to step up and start scoring some goals.”

According to Sophomore Josh Middleton, socializing with the team has been a highlight of the season. 

“My favorite experience so far has been hanging out with all of the guys in the locker,” Middleton said. “We didn’t get to use it last year so it’s nice having it this year.”

According to Olson, he is looking forward to strengthening bonds with his teammates as the season goes on.

“I’m really enjoying getting to know the new boys, they’re a great group of kids,” Olson said.

The next game is against Minnetonka at 7 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Rec Center.


This story was updated Dec. 8.