The Huntingtown Hurricanes ice hockey team recently traveled to the Gardens Ice House and faced the Atholton Raiders in the Maryland Scholastic Hockey League State Championship. The Canes had a tough opponent in the Raiders, whom they had already defeated earlier in the regular season with a score of 4-3. With a packed house, the game was guaranteed to be a good one.
Huntingtown took an early lead in the game with a goal in the first period by senior leading goal scorer Mitchell Fink. This was his 8th goal of the playoffs and 31st of the season. Athalton proceeded to score before the intermission, leaving the game tied at one goal apiece after the first period.
After the drop of the puck in the 2nd period, Athalton dominated, scoring 5 unanswered goals with Huntingtown only scoring once more. Although the Canes team wasn’t able to bring home the state championship, their season was not a disappointing one. “Our season was the most successful of any Southern Conference team in the league’s history. We achieved our goal of making it to the state championship through a complete team effort,” says Mitchell Fink.
With an impressive season this year, the Canes look to pick up where they left off next season. Junior Ben Camilletti says “We have a good chance to return to states next year. We have a good team and a lot of drive to avenge our loss this year.”