Frederick County Hockey continues into the next season


courtesy of Linganore High School Yearbook staff

Henry Saathoff skates down the ice with the puck.

by Emily DiPasquale, Reporter

In winter, fans tend to focus on basketball and wrestling, but there is another team representing LHS. 

The Monocacy Valley Hockey League has performed well in the MSHL (Maryland Student Hockey League). Despite the majority of players being underclassmen, they manage to keep up with the older students. The Frederick County team is made up of students from Tuscarora, Middletown, and, Linganore because none of the schools have enough players alone to field a team.

Quinn Alley is the acting captain for the Frederick county team with assistant captains Jake Mayer and Caden Frozenburg. The coach for the Varsity Linganore students is Dave Hammer. The team is made up of several underclassmen, including Carson Maggi, Daniel Saathoff, Ashley Walden, Luke Hackworth, and Henry Saathoff. 

Their current record is 5-2-0 as of 12/18. 

Carson Maggi said “It’s all about being aggressive and using all the energy you have in that couple of minutes on the ice.”

The team believes that there is room for improvement, but they are almost certain they’ll make it past the semifinals and make it to states this year. Last year, they managed to make it to the semi-finals. The team feels as if they are a lot stronger and is convinced they will improve on their mistakes.

The Monocacy Valley Hockey League welcomes both Varsity and Junior Varsity to play in a hockey league county-wide. Sponsored by the Washington Capitols, the league includes teams from Frederick, Carroll, and Washington Counties and is part of the statewide Maryland Student Hockey League (MSHL) with 50+ teams.

There’s a season of approximately 15 games with playoffs in February. The next game is December 7 against Walkersvile away at 4:45pm.