Girls Hockey loses to Anoka

Team uses loss to look towards future

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Abby Bartleson

Junior Camryn Witham prepares to receive pass Jan. 16. Park lost to Anoka 4-5 in overtime.

Crystal Diaz and Rachel Arkis

After a loss against Anoka, Hopkins-Park reflected and set new goals for upcoming games. The team lost 5-4 against Anoka Jan. 16.

Head coach Ryan St. Martin said the team had difficulty managing a goalie towards the end of the game. 

“Towards the end, when we had one goalie, we just weren’t managing the game like we should have been. We’re looking to get better in that area,” Martin said.

Junior Camryn Witham expressed how she thought the game would have improved since the beginning. She said chemistry with teammates could help improve this. 

“I wish we had a better first period. We wish we could have started off on a better note,” Witham said. 

Sophomore Rowan Jansen mentioned how the first period was rough, but they redeemed themselves in the second period.

“After the first period, we really had a talk in the locker room and got ourselves hyped for the next period which really helped us start off strong,” Jansen said.

Martin mentioned what he hopes to work on with the team — and how despite the loss, he was still proud of the team.

“We did a really good job on our power play today and on our penalty kill. So I think that’s something we can hang our hats on,” Martin said. 

Jansen said she is a team player, but she also hopes to be able to begin the game better to .

“I would say just start off strong with a lot of shots and clearing it from in front of the net,” Jansen said. 

Witham also expressed how the first period wasn’t the best, but she saw the positives which is to included their performance at the end 

“Our first period got us off on the wrong foot but after that we kind of got a little bit better with more effort and had a pretty good game till the end,” Witham said.

The next girl’s hockey game is 7:00 p.m. Jan. 19. against Woodbury at Bielenberg Sports Center.