Hill varsity boys hockey emerges victorious against Lawrenceville


Media: Faisal Choudhri '24

Hill boys varsity hockey line up to face the Lawrenceville School for the second time this season.

On Wednesday, December 7, the Hill boys varsity hockey faced their bitter rival Lawrenceville in Eccleston Arena. After a tough loss to Lawrenceville on their ice the prior Sunday, Hill was ready for a comeback. After two scoreless periods, Hill got on the board with a goal by Jack Rowland ’23. A few minutes later, it was Rowland again with a second goal pushing Hill ahead and giving them the victory. Hill won, avenging their 1-0 loss.

When asked about the game, captain Jesse Corser-James ’23 said that “we’ve kind of just had a scoring bug and you know, we’ve had to keep working hard and Jack Rowland finally got two and we’re back on track now.” A similar response came from Head Coach Sean O’Brien who said, “I think we played a complete game, which was the difference from Sunday. So, we played a full 54 minutes of hockey where on Sunday, I don’t think we played a complete game.” The team currently has a record of 5-7 since November 11.

The Hill Boys Hockey team is one of the closest teams as they are always together and have in my opinion, the strongest team bond on campus.  When asked about the locker room Jack Rowland ’23 and Jack O’Brien ’24 both said, “We each individually want to kick the crap out of Lawrenceville, and I don’t think we’re as rowdy against them than we are against other teams.” Jesse Corser-James ’23 said that “we don’t treat it like a rival because that’s when the jitters start to kick in and everything.”

The future of the team is bright as they have many bright stars for the future such as Lukas Zimovcak ’24, Chris Stackhouse ’24, Eli Schaller ’25, and Ken Leary ’25. Coach O’Brien says “It’s an overall great group with a great group of kids. You know tight bond great culture, and it’s a really fun group to be with and to coach every day.” O’Brien hopes to repeat as champions of the Barber Tournament and to hopefully beat Lawrenceville this year in the MAHL Championship, which they were sadly defeated 3-0 last season.