On Friday, December 3, the Mason/Oakton hockey team lost their first game to Washington Lee/T.C. Williams 12-7, beginning with a record of 0-1.
The Mason/Oakton hockey team took the ice for the first time on Friday, December 3. The pace was set early on with a quick goal scored by Washington Lee/T.C. Williams on senior goalie Eddy Marshall, but the Mason/Oakton team was able to respond with a goal of their own. This back and forth pace went on for the first two periods with a score of 4-4.
Washington Lee/T.C. Williams pulled away in the third period scoring eight goals opposed to Mason/Oakton's three. Although the score may not reflect the play of the Mason/Oakton team, the game was very close with a few defensive breakdowns that led to Washington Lee/T.C. Williams goals.
The Mason players made a big impact throughout the game, though. Freshman Hunter Olsen performed a hat trick, followed by freshman Connor Rhodes, who played his first game in a checking league, showing no signs of fear by checking multiple skaters into the boards until they “would move out of the way when I skated towards them,” said Rhodes.
Junior Hans Olsen, also made a goal to tie the game in the second period. Freshman