Future looks bright for Boys’ Hockey

By Mark Garrity
Published: February 2010

Although the Boys’ Hockey team cannot make it to the Sectional tournament this season, the players will be putting a young but talented team on the ice in years to come.

“We have some strong younger players, senior and captain Max Vasiloff said.

According to Vasiloff, these underclassmen have helped change the team’s outlook.

“We are now starting to view every game as winnable, he said.

The hockey program, in which everyone is on the varsity team due to a lack of players, hopes the players of 2011 will propel the team to next year’s playoffs.

Though the hockey team has not had the most impressive reputation in the past, they have significantly improved their record with the addition of strong underclassmen players and have built a stronger fan base.

The team’s record has had a positive affect on the team, but more importantly, the style of play, making the players more confident according to Vasiloff.

A new batch of freshmen, combined with strong sophomore and junior players, has given the team hope for the future.

Many of these younger athletes have been thrust into key roles, and as a result, have improved rapidly.

Freshman Peter Block and sophomore Danny Fitzpatrick add a great dynamic to the team.

Junior Ty McGarry, who transferred to South from Andover High School, has preformed at a high level all season. He will be an integral part of the hockey team’s future.

“His [McGarry's] addition has made a big difference, senior and captain Gabe Feldstein said. “He adds another big body and brings loads of experience to the team.

Junior Danny Ramin, the leading scorer for the Lions with 14 goals, is also slated to return to the team next season.

Feldstein’s graduation will be a major loss for the Lions, but Feldstein expects sophomore Charles Egan to fill in nicely next season.

Egan has shown great potential in practices and continues to improve during games. With the 2010 hockey campaign coming to a close, the Lions are poised to make an impact next season.

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