By Will Sohn
Council Rock North has an ice hockey team, but don’t be ashamed if you didn’t know that. Most students know of the multitude of our school’s sports including football, soccer, and basketball…but not ice hockey. The Council Rock North men’s ice hockey team is not promoted or shared as often as these other teams are. As a player on the team last year and this season, I hope to spread my excitement for the Council Rock North ice hockey team with other students.
This squad is not only a team, but also it is a family. Players come together to play hockey throughout the week from the start of October to the end of February. We practice late at night every week to become better and better each game. We win together, lose together, and celebrate together. This team revolves around much more than a sport. Our dedication, determination, and love for hockey brings us closer. Being a part of this team, from freshmen to seniors, has given me an amazing experience I will never forget.
Beyond the camaraderie, though, we want to win for ourselves and for North. Last season was a difficult one for the CRN hockey squad; our team was plagued with injuries, absences, and worst of all…we found ourselves without a goalie. However, the 2017-18 season is the antithesis. The CRN team had an 8-1 victory over Archbishop Wood in the Athletes Helping Athletes Tournament earlier this month and with the addition of several new players and a new goalie, the CRN club is ready for victory this year.
This season is filled with many exciting games including the Rock Cup, the much-anticipated game against Council Rock South. The fast pace of the game, the roaring crowd from the rival schools, and the excitement from each goal makes this game an event you won’t want to miss. Though we did not get the result we wanted last year, our team is prepared for Rock Cup 2017. The CRN team is filled with seniors who all want to win Rock Cup before graduating next year. With the new addition of players in the line-up and determination to win, we feel that we have a good chance of winning Rock Cup 2017.
So, if you love the fast, physical, complex sport of ice hockey, or cheering for your school in the packed stands, or are simply interested in watching a school sporting event with your friends, then come out to Rock Cup 2017 at Warwick Ice Rink on November 22 at 7:00pm.