Hockey depends on teammates more than any sport. Every player has a job to do and every other skater depends on the other 5 guys to do what is expected of that forward, defenseman of goalie. What holds the team together is the player-to- player discipline!

That interpersonal rule is essential when playing a good team or even one without equal talent. Coaches may reinforce this structure by oral instructions from the bench. However vocal that admonition may be, discipline has been known to deteriorate against an opponent has lost to a team which Landon has vanquished. That tendency is exacerbated when easy goals are scored; the opportunity to take a risk may be too tempting to adhere to the positional standards.

That appears to have happened tonight at the Bears’ Den. With a couple of swift scores, the home team play showed moments when opponents benefitted from an out-of-position Landon boy. The Vikings took advantage of those aberrations and either drew penalties or scored. Good news – at Thursday’s practice, the coaches’ instructions will be much more carefully listened to and followed. If not, Friday’s game will feel much longer.

The Bears scored first at 10:16 of the 1st period. Michael Soraci took a shot which the WWHS goalie blocked, but did not control. Jack Sears pounced on the loose puck and buried it. The Vikings replied about 2 minutes later.

The second period started with the home team scoring twice—the first was a shot from the right boards outside of the circle by Will Buckingham and the second, about 4 minutes later from the same angle, only about 5’ further from the goal by Jack Barton. BEARS 4 VIKINGS 1. The visitors did not relent and scored twice, first at 4:03 and then at 2:03 END OF 2ND PERIOD BEARS 4 VIKINGS 3

The last period was marked by a single WWHS power play goal.



Orlando Arevalo saves 10 [clearly not his fault]

NEXT GAME— Friday 12/7

4:45PM – 6:45PM Varsity   Hockey Away
vs. Calvert Hall College High School more   info
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