OHS Adapted Floor Hockey team shooting big this year

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OHS Adapted Floor Hockey team shooting big this year

Kaitlynn Rsavvy chasing the puck

Kaitlynn Rsavvy chasing the puck

Kaitlynn Rsavvy chasing the puck

Kaitlynn Rsavvy chasing the puck

Isaac Gefre, Writer

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The Adapted Floor Hockey team is coming off a great season from last year, they finished with an overall record of 5-5. They, unfortunately, did not make it to state last year but are on a mission this year to make it to that point this season. In order to make it to state, they have to place in the top four in the South Division. That is a very attainable goal for this experienced team. 

The team graduated a few key players including Harrison Utoft and Samantha Roberts last season, but are returning many players this year. Many of them have a lot of experience with the game and know what it takes to reach the state tournament. Senior captain Kaitlynn Rsavvy said, ”I really like the team this year, everyone gets along well and we play with good sportsmanship”. The team has a strong bond and really enjoy playing together, they know what it takes to get to the next level. Many people are excited about the new season and can’t wait to come support. Head coach C.W.Wolfe said, “We are looking to build off the success we had at the end of last season and to continue to grow our program as well.” A successful regular season will help with their push to state.

We would love to pack the gym with fans in support of our Adapted Floor Hockey team. Our Pep Band and Cheerleaders will be in attendance.”

— Mr. Marc Achterkirch

Last year, the team had planned on having a game at the OHS gym for the first time instead of the Owatonna Middle School. The stands at the middle school are always overflowing so they decided to schedule one game up at the high school. There was a lot of excitement around this game, and there were a lot of people that were planning to attend. Unfortunately, some bad weather set in and they had to cancel the game. This year, the team is excited to host a game at OHS on Feb. 3 vs. Dakota United. Activities director Marc Achterkirch said, “We would love to pack the gym with fans in support of our Adapted Floor Hockey team. Our Pep Band and Cheerleaders will be in attendance.”

 The team always appreciates the support from the community and the student body. Sophomore Alexis Highfield said, “I’m excited to watch these guys this year, always a great time at the middle school gym and am looking forward to that OHS game.”

The team’s first home game was Thursday, Jan. 16, the team played Minneapolis Edison Tommies. They ended up winning 11-9 in a thrilling back and forth game. The Huskies are hoping to keep the momentum going throughout the season. The next home game is Thursday, Jan. 23 at 4:30 p.m. at the middle school against Burnsville/Farmington/Lakeville