Hockey seeking to improve on last year’s postseason finish


Maddie Monroe

The team celebrates after a goal. The Bucs have a gotten off to a rough start, but they have not wavered.

Ashton Voorhees, Reporter

The boys hockey season is now underway and the team has started off the season with a 2-3 record. Notable returners from last year include seniors Trevor Kalis, Christian Forbes and Kyle Eveland, as well as juniors Cooper Fox and Nate Beers. Their talent and experience combine to allow the Bucs to play exciting team hockey.

“We’ve got a good puck-moving team,” head coach Keegan Ferris said. “That’s an important thing and it separates us because we handle the puck pretty well. We’re a fairly good skating team as well.”

Even though the Bucs haven’t stormed out of the gates so far, the early season record does not worry the team or Ferris at all. Their biggest goal is to be playing their best hockey by the time the end of the season rolls around.

“It’s a process,” Ferris said. “Obviously we love winning over losing but losing gives us great learning opportunities. So our goal is to be the best that we can possibly be when we get to the most important part of the season, which is March, our playoffs.”

The importance of working towards playing their best puck in March is something that not only Ferris preaches, but something that the leaders of the team do as well. They know that in order for the team to succeed, they will need an all hands on deck approach.

“We’re all invested in the process,” Forbes said. “We work hard and skate harder.”

The hockey team continues the process towards a better March on Dec. 7, when they face off against Kenowa Hills at 5:30 p.m. at the Lakeshore Ice Arena.