ROC hosts boys’ hockey

Team prepares to face Blake


Claire Bargman

Sophomore McCabe Dvorak uses his body to block Wayzata player from getting possesion of the puck. Park played Wayzata, losing 0-10 Dec. 13. The team’s next game is 7 p.m. Dec. 21 at the Rec Center.

David Bryant

Coach Andrew Sackrison said in preparation for boys’ hockey’s upcoming game against Blake at the ROC, the team needs to focus on fundamentals.

“We have to play a simple game because it’s outdoors. Ice tends to get snowier,” Sackrison said.

Senior Luke Boyum said the team has several practices before the game, allowing time to focus on weaknesses.

“We can practice different stuff and go in-depth on different things so we can be more prepared,” Boyum said.

Sackrison said the team is filmed every week to help with improvement.

“We look at (the footage) to review and see what we have to work on and touch on it in practice. We record every game,” Sackrison said.

Sophomore Jack Wandmacher said the team needs to focus on playing a physical game without losing stamina by the third period.

“We’ve got to do some conditioning, because we have lost a lot of men and we are getting tired by the end of the game. We just have to prepare physically because that’s how we are going to beat them,” Wandmacher said.

Boyum said the main focus of the game is to work as a team.

“Meshing as a team and figuring each other out. We need to work on gaining more chemistry,” Boyum said.