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OHS Floor Hockey celebrates team success on senior night

OHS Floor Hockey made history on Monday night being the first team to play floor hockey in the new Federated Gym. The energy was brought as the gym was packed, though it was a tough battle with the game ending in a 9-2 loss against South Washington. 

Our four senior girls are definitely our leaders and will for sure be missed.”

— Chris Wolfe

Although the game ended without the Huskies on top, it did not stop the team from celebrating their seniors with a great turnout of fans. Head Coach Chris Wolfe said, “Our four senior girls are definitely our leaders and will for sure be missed.”In between periods, there was a ceremony to celebrate not only these seniors individually but also the goals they have reached throughout their years on the team. 

Senior captain Alexis Talley has been the team’s goalie for the past six years and has made a huge difference to the team. She said, “I will miss coming to school and playing hockey with all my friends.”

I will miss coming to school and playing hockey with all my friends.” 

— Alexis Talley

Teamwork is most important along with the friendships that are made. 

Junior Jesse Fonner scored both goals for the Huskies. The excitement and energy from fans and players was like no other. Isabel Ihrke said, “There was more energy than our other games, and we were able to bring more fans in today.” 

Being in the new gym brought a whole new atmosphere for the players and they thrived off of the engagement brought by the fans. Coach Wolfe said, “We had so many shots on net, it was more than we had in any game this year but they unfortunately just didn’t go in tonight.” 

As the team worked together they improved on the little things. Ihrke said, “I think our passing improved this game, which helped us to score two goals.” The end of their season is finishing on a high. 

As the team graduates four players from their team, key players are stepping in to fill the leadership positions. Coach Wolfe said, “Our three junior boys will be there next year leading to a little bit of a different voice, but it will be good.” It is just as important to show leadership along with experience. 

The section tournament for OHS Floor Hockey is Wednesday, Feb. 21 through Thursday, Feb. 22.

 

About the Contributor
Lexie Klecker, Writer
Lexie Klecker is a junior at Owatonna High School. This is her first year on OHS Magnet. Klecker joined Magnet to improve her writing skills and get more involved at OHS. She is involved in Basketball, Track, Choir, DECA, BBBS, SHOC and Link Crew. Outside of school, Klecker enjoys going to the lake, hanging out with her family and friends, shopping and playing basketball. During the summer she nannies and works at The Blast. After high school, Klecker’s future plans include playing college basketball and studying business management. She is excited to write articles and see the behind the scenes of Magnet.