Photo submitted by Lorenzo Shipley
The shutdown of high school sports could threaten the momentum of the undefeated ice hockey team, but instead they plan to use this time off to stay focused on the goal ahead.
The team’s five-game winning streak has been paused due to the three-week shutdown. The other time the team faced a coronavirus shutdown was last spring, and it cost them their bid for the championship, as the Pens Cup game was canceled.
During this shutdown, the hockey team has decided to work on personal growth and staying in shape.
“We’ve told each other to do little things like work out, run, practice shots, stuff like that,” junior Lorenzo Shipley said. “I feel confident we can get through this and we’ll be fine.”
Shipley said he doesn’t understand the sports shutdown or the timing of the announcement.
“I don’t know how I feel. I just know that I don’t get the shutdown of all sports,” Shipley said.
The plan is to reschedule all games that are missed during the shutdown.