Prep Team Continues to Work Out the Kinks

The Prep team takes the ice during a recent game at the Olympic Center (Photo: Mr. Michael Aldridge).

The Prep team went into the third weekend of the season hungry to redeem the losses from the previous weekend against Mount St. Charles. The team travelled to Salem, New Hampshire to play Fall Prep U18, Ridley College, and Top Gun U18. This is how week three played out.

Coming off the weekend against Mount, it was evident that work needed to be done in order to meet the team’s potential. Throughout the tough week of practice, the boys were anxious to get back on the road to put another week’s training to the test. The first game on Saturday against Fall Prep U18 posed as a good opener of the weekend. The team played a good game with a few hiccups to tally a 5-2 victory, with a three-point performance by Ritter Coombs ‘25.

The next game, Saturday afternoon against Ridley, was not as dominant. With the boys struggling to send one home, Ridley scored with a heartbreaking 41 seconds left in the final period of the game. A 0-1 loss for the Huskies. “We do not get scored on late in the period,” is a statement that Coach Morris preaches to the team.

With the weekend ending, the team had one more game on Sunday against Top Gun U18. It was necessary for the team to end with a win, because according to his players, Coach Morris demanded a better performance from the team. The Huskies went back and forth with Top Gun until they were able to pull away, resulting in a 4-2 win. This was much needed after the game against Ridley.

Billy Batten ‘23, a second-year senior, said the weekend was “a step in the right direction” for the team. The Prep team must take the weekend and learn from it in order to prepare for what comes throughout the season.

Next weekend, the team will head to Connecticut for the South Kent Fall classic, where they will face another Prep Hockey Conference opponent, South Kent School.

Northwood wishes the boys luck at South Kent; it will be exciting to watch the team as they continue to build throughout the season.


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