Oakdale Varsity Hockey faces crushing defeat against Washington County North Stars


Micheal Horan

Oakdale Bears varsity team going up against Washington County North Stars on Friday at Skate Frederick.

Peyton Whyte, Editor

Friday, November 12, Oakdale’s varsity hockey team took on Washington County North Stars in a long-standing rivalry that ended in a devastating loss of 7-1.

The team fought for a victory, but in the end there was an unfortunate outcome. Sophomore Eli Corridon-Crum voiced, “I feel like it was a hard fought game because we weren’t playing with our normal roster and they had almost all their top performers.”

Preparation is a big factor in the outcome of the game. Sophomore Devin Brown states, “Personally I like to relax mentally and not let myself get nervous before games.”

Corridon-Crum adds, “I mentally prepare by listening to music and drinking some coffee so I can hit a sugar and caffeine rush part way through the game.”

Coming back from an undefeated season, as well as winning the Monocacy Cup, the Bears aim for a great season. Brown comments, “Obviously, an undefeated season is nice but we’re more focused on making a bigger push in state playoffs, and winning the Monocacy Cup again.”

He continues, “We want to show everyone that we’re just as good as some of the top teams from other counties.”

Sophomore Cameron Horan stated, “My goal for the season is to become a powerhouse in Maryland with a hard working team and win the Monocacy cup and states.”

The team is fully set on having a good season and ready to win. Brown claims, “It takes a lot of competitiveness out of our team as a whole to step in front of those top guys and not back down.”

“I’d love to create a record similar to last year’s where we lost one playoff game, and that was it but ultimately it doesn’t matter too much,” Corridon-Crum added.

Having another season similar to last season is a strong, set goal for the team. Corridon-Crum voiced, “after starting the season 0-1, I’m hoping our team can become closer with each other so that we can be more successful.”

The players are focused on making a memorable return, while also having a fun time playing. Horan mentioned, “The team I am most excited to play is Urbana because they are our rival.”

Corridon-Crum added, “I know a lot of kids on Urbana who I’m playing Freeze with this season so it’s always fun to just mess with them during the game.”

Oakdale won 4-0 against Frederick County Co-op on Friday the 19th. Brown concludes, “That will to win is what helped us go undefeated last year, and if we keep that attitude I know we’ll find similar success this season.”

The hockey team plays next on Tuesday, November 23rd, where the Bears strive to have a winning streak after starting out the season 1-1-1. Come out and support Oakdale at Skate Frederick on Tuesday at 9pm!