No hope at New Hope

Girls’ hockey loses 5-1 to New Hope


Ari Lissauer

Sophomore Rowan Jansen celebrates after a goal on Jan. 12. Park came out with a 5-1 loss.

Park’s girls’ hockey team lost 5-1 to New Hope Jan 12. According to head coach Ryan St. Martin, it was a tough game, as it was very one-sided from the start.

“I think we just have to be focused from the start of the game and bring our best effort right away,” St. Martin said.

Sophomore Rowan Jansen said she feels the team can do more to improve for the next game.

“(We have to be) starting out just as hard as we can and communicating more on the ice,” Jansen said.

Junior Camryn Witham said that even though the team lost in the end, there were parts of their strategy that worked well. 

“Overall, I thought it was good that multiple lines got involved in having good plays. So I think we want to build on that,” Witham said.

Jansen said she is confident in the team’s ability the rest of the season.

“We have a lot of winnable games coming up, so we should finish the season strong,” Jansen said.

Witham reflected on what they need to improve for future competitions.

“(We need to be) playing all three periods, giving all of our effort for every period and just having a little bit more communication on the ice,” Witham said.

St. Martin said that the season is going well so far, and he hopes the team can continue that success. 

“I think the season we’re doing is really nice. We’re 500 and looking to make our mark here going down the stretch and looking to ruin a few seasons,” St. Martin said.

Park hockey plays their next game at 7 p.m. Jan 19 at Bielenburg Area.