Tiger hockey on the Road to Enterprise


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The boys hockey team celebrates after they score a goal against John Burroughs.

After a frustrating 4-15-2 regular season record, OHS hockey has turned things around in the playoffs, making a run for the Wickenheiser cup.

The Tigers recently began their postseason run facing John Burroughs, Timberland and Fox in the first round. The boys beat John Burroughs 5-2, Timberland 10-0, and Fox 3-2, sweeping the series. They proceeded to move to the second round facing Parkway West, beating them in the first game 4-3, and clinching their final four spot on Feb 10, winning 2-1.

Head Coach Phil Jacquot said making a run in the postseason is all about confidence.

“I think we got the confidence level to be successful,” he said. “We just looked at some of our losses and we built up from those games. We knew we had a good team and we just needed to score some goals.” 

The boys will move on to the semifinals of The Wickenheiser Cup playoffs, facing Westminster on Feb. 21 and Feb. 28 at Centene Community Ice Center. If they win that series, they get a chance to play for the Cup at Enterprise Center on March 11 against either Fox or Duchesne.

Defenseman Jack Anderson (11) says the playoff run is about going as far as possible and playing for each other.

“It’s about us having confidence, and wanting to play as much as we can for the seniors,” Anderson said. “We gotta play as a team; it’s gonna be different, but a cool experience.” 

“If the guys stick to the process of how we play,” said Coach Jacquot. “then we will play well and win the games.”