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Time to Put Up the Skates

By Sam Barrett, Staff

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Hockey isn’t one of the most popular sports, but our Zionsville Hockey team seems to be loving what they do. The team had a very successful season making it all the way to state championships.

Zionsville played their first game in the championship tournament against Culver on Friday, March 3, losing 3 to 4. They played their second game on Saturday, March 4th, against the Blades finishing with another loss of 1 to 4. Finally, the team played their last game against Penn on Sunday, losing 5 to 7. It was tough for the team to not make it all the way through the championship tournament, but they finished 3rd in the state.

Although losing all 3 games, Coach Aaron Wallace was not disappointed with the team.

“The season as a whole was a successful one. We were in the top 5 teams all year and finished the regular season as number 3 in the state. We were able to play for the Hoosier League Championship and were in the top class (4A) for the state tournament. The team did everything I asked them to do. I don’t base our success solely on wins and losses. We were dominant in many games we played, and the players gave everything they had. So no, I don’t think they could have done anything better.” Wallace said.  

With such a big loss, I asked Wallace if he thought there was anything he would have done differently to benefit the team or to make the season better as a whole.

I have been around hockey a long time, both as a player and a coach. I have always been pretty hard on myself. Even after wins, I think there are things I could have done differently. Sure there are little things within games that I could have changed, but I know at the end, the decisions I make put us in the best position to win games.” Wallace said.

Overall, it was a great season for the team and as the seniors leave they have set great examples for younger classmen that continue to play the sport.

“I think the season was very successful. Our seniors stepped up and were a tough group to play against. The underclassmen grew tremendously and are going to be a huge part of our program moving forward,” Wallace said. 

 

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