The youthful Huskies skating through the competition


Syd Hunst celebrates after a goal

Sam Henson, Writer

The Owatonna Girls Hockey team is off to another hot start to begin the year, winning seven of their first 10 games and outscored their opponents 30-3. The Huskies are heading into the rest of the season with one goal in mind.

The Huskies are coming for a conference title with their blazing start to the season. Senior Captain Chloe Schmidt said, “The season has gone great so far, we started out strong and we hope to keep the momentum going.” The team made a big statement with a 5-4 win over Faribault, who is first in the conference. With the team’s high hopes for awards and accolades, the Huskies wanted to keep their strong start going and finish atop the conference. Coach Tony Cloud said, “I’m proud of the way this team has come together and are really hitting their stride at the right time and we are feeling good going into sections.”

The youthful Huskies have not been phased by only having two seniors on the team but having 12 returning players, the Huskies also have a new coach. The players have looked past the youthfulness and are rolling into sections. Freshman Ezra Oien said, “I feel like the team has really pulled together as one, our game against Farmington we really showed our full potential knowing that they’re a section opponent we know was as a team we can really beat them. Even though we are a young team, we have lots of potential and look like a team that can be competing at state in the coming years.” The Huskies have nine games left on the year, meaning it is crunch time with sections on the horizon.

The Huskies next game is Saturday, Jan. 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Four Seasons Center in Owatonna.