Hockey season comes up short in playoffs


Cora Darmody

The team skates over to console Brandon Dlugos after a 5-3 loss to Duchene. Dlugos finished his season 4th in the St Louis area in saves.

Despite a 1-15 record in the regular season, the Oakville hockey team had a chance to turn its season around in the playoffs.

On Jan.29, OHS hockey started its playoff run with a 5-3 loss to Lindbergh in the first game of the round robin tournament. They quickly bounced back one day later, beating Parkway West 5-3, tying the number of wins they had in the regular season. Alternate captains, Carter Bradley (11) and Adam Herrick (11) led the offense, both scoring two goals apiece. 

With things looking up, the Tigers hoped for one more win to advance them to the next round. However, OHS hockey sadly fell short to Duchesne 4-2 on Feb.1, ending the season with a 2-17 record.

“This year was a roller coaster,” said defenseman Joe Rask (12). “Not only with our record, but with the team. We had a rough season to say the least. We were 1-15 in the regular season and we didn’t make it past the first round of the playoffs. It’s not how I wanted my senior year to end, but it is what it is.” 

Despite the losing record, head coach Phil Jacquot was encouraged by the team’s effort in the playoffs. 

“I’d say that the playoffs showed that we kept improving all season and learned from our mistakes,” said Coach Jacquot. “But sometimes the bounces just don’t go your way.”