Archive - Jan 7, 2011 - Sports Article
WOONSOCKET --- Offensively, Mount St. Charles Academy is sixth out of the stateâs nine teams in goals scored, and defensively, the Mounties are one of four teams to have surrendered fewer than 10 goals.
But thereâs one huge reason why the Mounties are sitting atop the standings with a 5-0 mark and looking like a potent squad in excellent shape to defend their state championship come March.
âI think we have the depth that any team in the league would envy,â offered MSC coach Steve Shea. âI feel like we have depth at every position, which is very nice to have.â
PAWTUCKET --- There are some benefits to having just 14 players on your hockey team.
Playing time shouldnât be hard to come by. You donât have to share a seat on any long bus rides to away games. And you have plenty of room to yourself in some of the cramped locker rooms some of this stateâs rinks have to offer.
Unfortunately, there are more cons than pros in having such a small squad, especially when your team is playing three 15-minute periods every night in a competitive league such as the 15-team Division II.