Two days after game began, hockey tries to win another state title Tuesday


Carter Brock

The Frisco hockey team will be back on the ice Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. to finish its state championship game against Plano West that was brought to an early end Sunday with the game tied 1-1 at the end of the first two periods.

Kasey Harvey, Sports Editor

In what could be the longest state championship in history, the Frisco Hockey team will be back on the ice Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. at Dr Pepper Arena to finish a game that began Sunday night. Tied with Plano West 1-1 after the second period, the game was brought to an early end as the ice was no longer fit to play for the third period.

“It kills the momentum,” junior Cole Enloe said. “We scored the last goal. We had all the momentum heading into the third period. It kind of resets now because of the two day break. Pressure increases because as time goes on it increases in anticipation and who’s going to have a state championship, who’s going to nationals.”

With just 17 minutes to play, the team is expecting Tuesday’s third period to be intense.

“I’m expecting everyone to go really hard because it’s just one period,” junior Andrew Cimino said. “Everyone’s just going to go all out. They were really tired. Rescheduling it throws everything off.”

Seeking it’s second straight national championship, the team has high expectations heading back onto the ice.

“This is a new experience for me,” hockey coach Ryan McLean said. “All that we can hope is that our guys are ready to play. This one period decides who goes to nationals. I told the guys when you’re number one, everyone wants to knock you off your pedestal. Also, we have a much younger team this year. Everyone wants to take away what we won in a positive way. Our guys understand that and are willing to rise to the occasion.”