Chargers ice hockey heats up the season


Sophomore Jonathan Hillelsohn is a goalie for the Chantilly ice hockey team, which currently has an 8-1 record this season.

Chris W. Longino, staff writer

Despite the record-breaking cold weather this winter, the Chantilly ice hockey team has been bringing the fire on the ice.

The team is 8-1 so far, which makes for an exciting season and could lead to great success at playoffs, which begin on Feb. 22.

“I look forward to making the playoffs and trying to win state,” junior and defensive back Noah Loggia said.

The season has 10 games, spanning over two months, with the next and last game tonight, Feb. 8, at 6:10 at Reston Skate Quest. With the excitement of winning eight games, many of the players are looking forward to a strong playoff push and their record reflects their goal.

Leading the way is junior and forward Owen Morgan, with a total of 20 goals for the season so far.

“The thing I look forward to most this season is hopefully making a deep run into the playoffs,” Morgan said. “We’ve got a pretty good team this year, so I think we’ve got a good chance to make it far.”

The spirit of the players thrives with the support given to them by the fans, who love encouraging players on the rink and cheer their hearts out when Chantilly scores.

The games are played at Skate Quest in Reston and have free entrance since ice hockey is not school-sponsored.

“The thing I like most about being a hockey player is definitely our Friday night games,” Morgan said. “The atmosphere is always awesome and the students go crazy when we score.”

With the support of very energetic fans and a lot of hard work, the players and fans are hopeful for their success at playoffs.

“The energy is always high and the chants are always fun to be a part of,” senior Peter Schwarz said. “We have a very good team this year, so it makes the games much better to be at.”