Two hockey powerhouses do battle Thursday

By John Loop
Staff Writer

This Thursday, the Coppell Cowboy varsity hockey team (5-4) will face a strong skating Jesuit Rangers team at Miller Ice Rink in Farmers Branch.

Jesuit as an offense is very quick and good at scoring points, as they have already scored 39 goals so far this season. The Rangers leaders in points, forwards Hayden Meshell and Nick Alexander, have the ability to score multiple goals as well as set up others for scoring chances.

Coppell will give the Rangers a good game, as Janson Polk and Jason Reyes anchor the Cowboys offensive front. As for the defensive side, goalie Parker Johnston and his cohort of defensemen have yet to hold the opposition to under two goals a game. Johnston, whose save percentage is a little over 80 percent, will have a tough time stopping the puck from careening into the net.

Jesuit does have the momentum as they are on a red-hot 5 game winning streak, and beat Coppell in the season opener, 7-2.

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