Mustang Hockey Gets Results in Three Consecutive Games


Media by Ben Hughes (he/him)

Sophomore, Bradley Odman, defenseman, shoots the puck from distance through multiple CBC defenders. The mustangs fell to the Cadets 3-0 on Monday, Nov. 8.

After bouncing back from five straight losses to open up the Mustang Hockey season, the Challenge Cup Playoff finalists shift gears into the heart of their season with two wins and a tie in their last three games.

Senior Ty Stultz, winger, said he remains optimistic even after a rocky first couple games this season.

“Our goal remains the same as in years past; win at all costs,” Stultz said. “It’s been a tough start with games against some of the toughest teams in the state. As things start to settle, I think we’ll be able to put together a winning streak.”

The Mustangs lost to Kirkwood, Christian Brothers College, Saint Louis University High School and Vianney all with scoring deficits greater than two goals, before wins against Oakville and Lafayette and tying Francis Howell.

“I think the coaches, players and students are all excited for this hockey season,” Stultz said. “Hockey creates a great environment for fans to get pumped up and involved. When we get the support from the crowd, it usually trickles down to the players and gives us that extra bit of confidence. I think we’ll have that this season.”

The Mustangs face off against Parkway West, Vianney and Oakville in the upcoming week. Senior Captain Ryan McDonald, defenseman, said he is looking forward to the next couple games.

“This group of seniors has really been through a lot,” McDonald said. “Everyone that was a part of the team last year knows that throughout the season you’ll have to overcome adversity. We need to do the same this year and be prepared for the challenges ahead.”

McDonald said having experience is important and even if the team doesn’t have the greatest skill, they can make up for it by having played multiple seasons.

“Having played last year, we got some really good playoff experience,” McDonald said. “Regardless of the results of the regular season, I think we have the tools to put it together when it matters most.”

Freshman Thomas Shuert, forward, said he looks up to the seniors for advice and leadership.

“I look up to McDonald a lot,” Shuert said. “Inside the locker room and on the ice he leads by example. It ripples down to the younger generation of players. With a healthy environment that the seniors have created, I know we can do something positive this season.”