Men’s ice hockey is hopeful

By: Brett Mars ’19, staff writer

The Lebanon Valley College men’s ice hockey has high hopes for this season.

The Flying Dutchmen’s season just started, and the team’s record is 3-2-2. While five games is a small sample size, the men’s current record is setting up the players’ expectations for the year.

“This year we have a positive attitude from the start of the season and want to build on and improve our record from last year,” Mike Straub, senior defenseman and team captain, said.

When asked of his outlooks on the season, Brett Johnson, senior left wing, was also very positive.

“We have a great group of guys with the potential to exceed our expectations and contend for the conference championship,” Johnson said. “We have tons of experience in our returners and our freshman fit in perfectly with the rest of the team.”

The Flying Dutchmen played Utica College, who is always one of LVC’s toughest opponents, on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 5 p.m.

“The game against Utica is going to be a big test for our team,” Straub said. “Utica is always a solid team and they have experienced a lot of success in recent years.”

Johnson provided similar thoughts regarding Utica.

“Utica is always a tough game,” Johnson said.  “But we are very excited to play them and are confident in our ability to compete with the top teams in our conference.”

The Dutchmen defeated Utica with a score of 6-1. The team is back in action on Friday, Nov. 30 at the Giant Center, and the game begins at 7 p.m.


Photo provided by: LVC Athletic Communications