Caravan hockey wins South Bend Cup
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With a current Catholic League record of 6 wins, 10 losses, and 4 ties, Mount Carmel hockey has not had the success it had sought this season. However, that didn’t stop the team from sweeping all tournament four games on its way to clinching the South Bend Cup.
With new found confidence, the team resumes its playoff push, hoping to carry over its success to the upcoming Kennedy Cup (Catholic League) playoffs.
Coach Brian Black, who joined the program last season, has been focused on developing each player’s skills as the season has progressed. A recent loss to St. Ignatius by the score of 10-1 was a setback, but Black and his team rebounded with a victory over Marist last Saturday. Then, they battled hard against a bigger and faster St. Viator team on Sunday, eventually falling by the score of 4 to 1 on Senior Night.
Currently MC is in 8th place in the Catholic League, which is the final playoff position, but competition is tight with a team right behind the Caravan by one point. Team Captain Brett Wiseman says the team is focused on clinching.
“The guys who have been playing since freshmen year are working hard, pushing for playoffs.”
The Caravan’s trip to Notre Dame for the South Bend Cup offered the perfect opportunity to turn things around,
Wiseman, who had participated in the tournament as a member of other teams, was excited heading into the trip. He noted that “It’s important to win, but also for the seniors to have fun at their last tournament.” Turns out they did both.
Traveling to Notre Dame was a big challenge for Black and the Caravan, but it could be just what the team needs to regain some momentum.
Kristian Rokita grew up on the South Side in the Bridgeport neighborhood with two older brothers, Matt and Nick. Playing multiple sports including hockey,...