Final Home Hockey Games Hard Losses

Nancy Kneip

Nancy Kneip

This weekend, the SDSU Jacks had their last home hockey games.

Friday was a disappointing showing, resulting in only one goal by center Ben Bofenkamp, and a 10-1 loss.

Saturday’s game was a bit more heartening. Seven minutes into the first period, Schnieder scored with an assist from Andy Schuster.

With 13 minutes remaining in the second period, Shaw scored with an assist from Schnieder.

After the second period, the team was down 3-2, with St. Cloud State down one player due to a two minute penalty.

Unfortunately the team was unable to rally themselves. The game ended with the final score 8-2.

Despite their losses, the team goes into their last games of the season with a 20-6 record.

The players are also excited about the fact that they’ve been invited to nationals this year.

“It’s something that we’ve worked for all year long,” Bofenkamp said. “It is our number one goal.”

The invitation was especially important this year, after many team members thought they’d been snubbed last year.

Bofencamp agrees that the invitation proved to be very welcome.

“We thought we deserved to go last year, so this year it was redemption for all of us,” he said.