Warriors continue winning streak

Izzie Hayes/Staff Writer

The Warrior hockey team is off to a perfect start so far this season. With a record of 24-0, the Warriors have hopes of continuing on to state. On Jan. 21 and Jan. 22, the Warriors had free admission nights for their home games.

They “packed the house” and played in front of the same crowd as a Black Hawk game. On dates, they faced the always competitive team from Des Moines, and the Warriors triumphed each time.

Sunday, Jan. 29, the Warriors played the Quad Cities and came out with the win of 2-1. Jake Lichty, a senior at East High School, led the team scoring the two goals for the Warriors. Assisting were Austin Jackson, a junior at West High School and Rhoads Doland, a sophomore at Columbus High School.

Jon Skarlis, a junior at Cedar Falls High School, is currently 4th on the team in goals with 15 goals so far this season.

“Every team will play hard especially against us, but if we play like we can, no one will stop us. We have worked hard all year to be where we are,” Skarlis said.

The Warriors take pride in being the No. 1 team in the league right now. Two years ago the Warriors walked away form the season with a state championship trophy. The Warriors are ready to repeat a performance like that.

“We just have to continue to work hard,” said Sean Cavanaugh, a junior at Columbus High School.

Being on a travelling team makes the players of the Warrior hockey team more like a family.

“We win as a team. We lose as a team, but we aren’t planning on losing. We are the team to beat,” said Connor Hyde, who’s a senior at Linn-Mar High School.

The next game for the Warriors is on Thursday, Feb. 2 against the sixth-ranked Mason City Mohawks.

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