Girls’ hockey takes a loss in sections

Park loses 7-0 to Red Knights


Jacob Martenson

Hopkins Park player skates past a defender. Park lost 0-7 to Benilde-St. Margarets Feb. 11

John Hunter, Crystal Diaz, and Rachel Arkis

After their last win against Two Rivers, girls’ hockey was on their way to sections. However, their winning streak didn’t last long at section quarterfinals on Feb. 11, with a 7-0 loss against Benilde-St. Margaret’s.

Head coach Ryan St. Martin said it was tough for the team to focus on offense throughout the game. 

We kept close in the beginning and we had some good moments,” St. Martin said. “We just couldn’t find rhythm in the offensive zone.” 

Junior Camryn Witham said while the team was not strong on the offensive side, they defended competitively against Benilde. 

“We could have played a bit more offense than we did, but it was a pretty competitive game,” Witham said.

Sophomore Rowan Jansen said despite the loss, she was surprised how well the team defended against Benilde.

“This was a pretty tough team, but we played as best we could,” Jansen said. “We played pretty good defense, considering the team and their skill.” 

According to St. Martin, the seniors that played this season will be missed in the next because of their dedication and sportsmanship. 

“The seniors brought their passion every day and were good role models for other players,” St. Martin said. “It’s going to be hard to replace.”

Witham said what she will miss most is the fun before and during the game.

“I’ll miss the middle-period locker room music when we all hyped ourselves up, it’s just a lot of fun,” Witham said. “I’ll miss me and Rowan’s pre-games, too.” 

Hopkins/Park ended the season with a 12-27 win-loss record.