By Dillan Ducar ’13
Hockey is not a sport talked about much on the Brophy campus, but this year the team believes that their recognition will rise.
The varsity team is off to a 3-1 start as of Oct. 15, and members said they think this is definitely a sign of things to come.
Mr. Lane McShane ’82, the Hockey Club moderator, said “we are looking the best in years,” and that “our puck control has really improved.”
Hockey is not a sport sponsored by the AIA, but instead by AHSHA, Arizona High School Hockey Association. Brophy’s varsity hockey team is a one of the six teams in division 5A of ASHSA, and their home rink is Alltel Ice Den.
He went on to say that he thinks hockey has become more respected since Mr. Jeff Glosser, assistant principal for student activities, has been pulling all the sports clubs and AIA sports together, and that it would be much more popular and have a stronger following if the school did not have a home rink 40 minutes away from school.
The team attributes their new, improved skill to a new head coach.
“There is definitely greater respect for the new coach than the last one,” Mr. McShane said.
The team is split up into two groups, junior varsity and varsity.
The hockey season lasts most of the school year with the playoffs starting in March and the team meets every Monday in Mr. McShane’s room.