Hockey Senior Night


Kenzie Snyder

Senior Night, is the night of all nights.

Kenzie Snyder, Ranger Review Reporter

Senior Night is the night of the last home game where people recognize the seniors for all their hard work and to recognize their families and all that they do for their kids to play the sport of their choosing.


It is a night that can go one of two ways. It can either get your emotions stirred up early and you can come out flat, or it can get you fired up and come out hard. They came out strong and with lots of intensity.


This past Friday, the 17th of February, the Lewis Palmer Hockey team had their own Senior Night. There were ten seniors being recognized, seven are players and three  are managers. Those being recognized were: Iain Fraser #15, Noah Vanderbeck #29, Connor Dockins #20, Sam Riesling #14, Christian Perry #27, Blake Webster #25, Joey Duca #7, Ashley Ross Manager, Melanie Peterson Manager and Kenzie Snyder Manager.


Ashley Ross, one of the three managers, said “The night was one to remember and I am so happy to be able to enjoy it with this amazing team.” The parents joined the seniors on the ice “to show their support and love for their kids.” said Ross.


An emotional night for many especially the parents turned into an even more emotional night when the team sadly lost. The Boys put up a great fight and worked hard, however, they fell short of the victory.


The Coaches Hal Jordan, Kevin Margarucci, Ian Gustafson, Cody Leaver, and Josh Cronk stated how they “are very proud of how the boys played and even though they didn’t win, we are still happy and enjoyed the night” said by Coach Hal.


Carol Piggot, also known as ‘the team mom’ “did an amazing job getting the rink set up and having amazing gifts for us managers and the parents of the players” as said by Melanie Peterson, the team’s manager.  The coaches, managers, and players all thanked Carol Piggot for the amazing job she did and for being the team mom.


Thanks to Carol Piggot the managers got flowers and little gift bags, and the players parents received flowers and a hockey jersey with their kids number and name on it. The moms immediately put the jerseys on once they stepped off the ice.


Many of the moms wore their jerseys to the games that came after Senior Night. For example, Ian Fraser’s mom wore her jersey to the first playoff game on Tuesday. She joked around, saying “I haven’t taken it off, I even slept in it.” She said “she really loves the jersey and will treasure it forever.” said Fraser.


“Senior Night was an amazing night, and I’m glad I got to spend it with these awesome guys and I couldn’t have asked for a better bunch to spend my last season of Hockey with,” said Connor Dockins.  
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