It is official: George Mason High School has joined Oakton High School to create a junior varsity hockey team. Many students in previous years were forced to join teams outside of school and play pick-up games, but now all of that interest has finally been put to use.
The first game will be Friday, December 3 at 6:45 p.m. against Washington and Lee/TC Williams at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington. The rink is located above Ballston Mall, offering numerous other activities for students to do before and after the game, so everyone should come to support the new Oakton/Mason hockey team.
The team is hoping to begin its hockey history with a win against Washington Lee/TC Williams. The team is mostly made up of students who attend Oakland High School and about five students from Mason: goaltender Eddy Marshall and forwards Hans Olson, Connor Rhodes, Jack Stricker, Hunter Olson, and Adam Fendley.
Many students are also excited about the idea of a new sports team being added to the Mason roster.
Junior Jesse Litton said, “I think it’s awesome that we have a new sport to raise enthusiasm for. Also it’s a unique sport to take up and it’ll be a good addition.”
The team’s complete game schedule for the 2010-11 season is as follows:
Friday, December 3, 6:45 pm, vs Washington Lee / TC Williams, Kettler Capitals Iceplex
Friday, December 10, 9:20 pm, vs Freedom / Dominion, Ashburn Ice House
Saturday, December 11, 9:20 pm, vs Yorktown, Ashburn Ice House
Friday, December 17, 9:40 pm, vs North Stafford / Colonial Forge, Skatequest Reston
Saturday, December 18, 6:30 pm, vs Osbourn, Cabin John Ice Arena
Saturday, January 08, 9:20 pm, vs Briar Woods / West Potomac, Ashburn Ice House
Friday, January 21, 4:00 pm, vs South Lakes, Lumberyard Ice Rink (Haymarket)
Saturday, January 29, 10:20 pm, vs Flint Hill, Ashburn Ice House
Saturday, February 5, 9:20 pm, vs Woodson, Ashburn Ice House
Wednesday, February 9, 4:00 pm, vs Osbourn Park, Lumberyard Ice Rink