Chris Cronin walking around showing off his Chaparral Hockey Jacket. Photo by Naomi Martin

Chris Cronin walking around showing off his Chaparral Hockey Jacket. Photo by Naomi Martin

     Snow, ice, and everything hockey. Here comes a new season of Chaparral Boys Hockey as they begin to prepare for the unknown. Before the season commences, fans should consider taking notes of the reasons why Chaparral’s Hockey Program stands out. This program is not included with CHSSA sponsors, but allows the athletes to have opportunities of different teams to join for the winter programs.

     The Chaparral athletes are participating in the High Plains league this year, which is unique compared to the others because it only has Chaparral students “Our league is pretty relaxed, but we still take it very seriously and try our best every game to make a statement about what Chaparral Hockey is all about,” said senior Michael Karas.

     “We expect that it’s going to be a rough season due to the fact that we are most likely moving up to the top tier,” said senior Chris Cronin.

     There will be five returning seniors from last year; and to be determined the underclassman in February. Although the season has yet to begin, the fresh skills and athletes are highly anticipated this year. The program is looking to break down walls that have been built up in their past and the new athletes will add to the abounding reasons that make Chaparral's Hockey stand out.

By Naomi Martin and Olivia Goodman

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