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Parks’ boys hockey falls in home opener

Park took a 4-1 loss against Edina
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Senior Griffin Krone skates towards goal Monday Nov. 27. The Orioles lost 4-1 to the Hornets

As a new season for Park hockey opens up, they are greeted with an unfortunate loss against Edina on Nov. 27. Despite the effort put into the well-fought match-up between the two teams it still ended up in Edinas favor.

Coach Tyler Broderson said the team played great throughout the game, especially in the defensive areas, and is mainly focused on improving as the season continues.

“I think we played really well. We played well defensively,” said Broderson. “One of the things we’ve talked about is just taking steps forward every single game, and I think we got better today.”

According to junior Bennet Anderson, the team’s main struggles during the game were making their attacks quick and strong after gaining possession of the game, otherwise, the defense was the best part of the game.

“Our strengths were getting the puck out of the zone and blocking so many shots,” said Anderson. “Our weaknesses were just on turnovers.”

Senior Henry Schrader said the score was reasonable for how good they played, and it reflects on Parks’ potential against other teams as the season goes on.

“This wasn’t a bad score. I thought we played with them very well,” Schrader said. “This just proves that we can play with big teams.”

Anderson said he thought he played well for his first varsity start and met the goal he set for himself before the game.

“I feel like it was way better than I expected it to be,” said Anderson. “My goal was less than eight goals and I only got four, so that’s pretty good.”Broderson said he felt like that the team did put in all the work they could have in this match-up.

“I think we were all in, we were blocking shots, giving them to the outside,” said Broderson. “I think we gave as much effort as they have to give.”

Schrader said what they’re going to take into account and improve on the next game which is being able to complete their attacks.

“We still need to be able to finish our chances when we have them and try not to fall asleep for a little bit,” said Schrader. “There we gave up two goals in like three minutes in the second period.”

Anderson said, the team has already set their goals for the season and for the future.

“(Our goal is to have) a winning record,” Anderson said. ”Getting a home playoff game and winning a playoff game.”

Park boys hockey will take on Armstrong at 7:00 p.m. Dec. 2 at home.

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