Indiana Area Senior High School

IHS varsity hockey: skating into season

By Gabi Isenberg

IHS boys’ hockey is back in season and the team is dominating the ice. With a varsity record of 9-3, their season is looking to be a prominent one.

This year, the IHS hockey team is led by coach Steve Rebovich and captains, senior Nate Wood and junior Gabe Nettleton. Thirty-four boys are participating in the program this year, divided into varsity and junior varsity teams. 

Hockey is a time-consuming sport. Practices occur three to four times a week and games are played at least once a week. The varsity team has won nine games this season, with their most notable win on December 8 against the undefeated Westmont Hilltop High School. During competition, the team’s hard work at practice is evident. Junior Luke Rowe comments, “We put in a lot of hard work at practice and the hard work pays off during the games.”

Being one of the more aggressive sports, hockey requires a lot of mental preparation and team building. Sophomore Jackson Albert shares, “We boost morale by eating dinner together as a team on game days. To get into a competitive spirit for games we do our traditional warmups and listen to the same songs before each game.” 

[Photo Credit: Ryanna Collazzo and Erik Puskar] “Sophomore Jackson Albert briefly stops on the ice during a game.”

The IHS Rowdy Rooters attend all home hockey games to get loud and cheer on the team. The players take on opposing teams at S&T Bank Arena, located in the White Township Recreational Complex. Themes for the games are shared on the organization’s X – previously known as Twitter – account. IHS students have a designated section to sit with fellow peers and support the players. To see the game schedule, visit the IASD Athletics website.

IHS varsity hockey started their season out strong and continues to prove their worth on the ice.

Gabrielle Isenberg
Associate Editor

Gabi Isenberg is a sophomore and second-year reporter for the High Arrow. In her free time she enjoys swimming on the IHS and YMCA swim teams, playing piano, and reading. She hopes to report accurate information for the IHS community.

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