King ice hockey: the upcoming season
November 17, 2022
Here at King, there are a variety of winter sports starting up soon, including ice hockey. The teams play a variety of schools that are broken up into tier one and tier two. Tier one is the higher level while tier two is a lower level. After finals are played and winners are decided, the top team from tier two moves to tier one, and the bottom team from tier one moves to tier two to even out the divisions. Typically, schools will have a team in each division, but that requires more people wanting to play hockey at school, which King does not have.
Even with a shortened and pushed back season due to covid last year, both girls’ and boys’ ice hockey did very well, with the boys’, unfortunately, getting knocked out in the semifinals by Agincourt, and the girls’ team winning silver after a tough battle against East York.
The girls’ team won their first game against Sir John A MacDonald, then lost to East York, won against North Toronto, won against Northern, won against North Toronto again for the semifinals, and finally lost to East York in the finals.
The boys’ team lost to Agincourt, then tied with Laurier and Sir John A MacDonald and lost to Agincourt again in the semifinals. Sir John A MacDonald went on to win gold.
This year the boys’ team has another chance to win the semifinals this year and possibly even the finals. The girls’ team also has another shot at winning, as East York is now in tier one and not many players graduated last year. A major issue in school sports is that a large part of the team graduates every year, but only four players on both the girls’ and boys’ teams graduated and there was a surplus of Grade nine players.
Both teams will have a better chance this year with both a standard season and, most likely, the opportunity for practices. With all these advantages, hopefully, King will be able to bring home more medals this year.