OHS Adaptive Floor Hockey state wrap up


Alex Burns in a struggle against the opposing force.

The Owatonna Floor Hockey team ended their season at the state tournament. On Friday the team lost their first game to Anoka-Hennepin 11-5. “They had a big team, and we just could not quite match their energy due to the difference in numbers. This was a great game where we just showed up to play and were able to control the puck for a good majority of the game,” said head coach John Scheil.” The team then played in the consolation bracket where they beat St. Cloud Area Adapted 10-6. In the consolation finals, the team lost to Maple Grove 6-4. “This game was tough. We had spent most of our energy the previous two games, and Maple Grove did a good job of controlling the puck, and when we did have scoring opportunities, their goalie made some outstanding saves,” said Scheil. They finished the tournament, placing sixth, with a season record of nine wins and five losses. Leaving this year will be senior Nick Abernathey. This was Abernathey’s first year as starting goalie. “Next year, we are going to be a pretty good team. Our top two goal scorers will be back, and we are finding some more players to step up and fill some gaps that we will have,” said Scheil. Owatonna is looking forward to a great season next year. Congratulations on an outstanding season!