The 2022 hockey season is coming to an end at IHS with just two games left, and it’s safe to say that this season was one for the books.
There have been a lot of unexpected moments during this season, sophomore Max Johnson expressed that “it doesn’t matter what the outcome of the game is, we win and lose together, as a family.” Even unexpected moments can still have a positive impact, sophomore Andrew Kobak added, “This season was great because we all love the game even though our season isn’t going the way we expected.”
The IHS hockey players have had plenty of time to bond, get to know each other, and come together as a family. Which created friendships on and off of the ice. Kobak says, “I feel as if we are like a family, I personally do everything with my friends on the team.” When there’s a strong bond between the players, it positively affects their playing abilities and makes it easier for them to work together.
Some players really stood out this season and made every moment count. Johnson informed that he “would consider Gabe Nettleton to be a top player this season because he stepped up when the team needed him to, and it’s impressive because he’s only a freshman and has so much potential. I can’t wait to see what type of player he becomes.”
There have also been several memorable games for the players, and certainly, each of them has to have a favorite. Kobak expresses, “My favorite game’s got to be the West A-game. We worked well together and beat the other team.” Johnson added to this, “My favorite game was the first game of this season because even though we lost, the support we got from the stands just gave everyone an amazing feeling.”
Overall, the IHS hockey players are saddened to see the season coming to an end, but they all cant wait to get back onto the ice next season, together as a family.
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