Curry Sports

Curry Men’s Hockey Reaches Highest National Ranking Ever

By Nicholas Calvino, Currier Times Staff///

Curry goalie, Reid Cooper, is part of the reason the team has reached #4 in the country. Photo courtesy: Curry College Athletics

According to the latest USCHO PairWise rankings, the Curry Men’s Hockey team is tied for fourth in the country, their highest ranking in history. As the countdown to the playoffs begin, this team is well-positioned to make a strong run. Their regular season ends February 18th and the playoffs start the 20th. 

Coach Peter Roundy is in his second year coaching for Curry and is very happy with their success this season, and what the upper-classmen are bringing to the table.

“The senior players are driving the bus towards the playoffs,” said Roundy. 

The coach has also seen the respect the younger team members have for the veteran players. “The freshmen players look up to the older players all season and especially heading into the playoffs.”

Curry College has successfully made an effort to recruit hockey players from all over the world. The Curry College men’s Hockey team represents Massachusetts, New Jersey, Ontario-Canada, Latvia, Quebec-Canada, Russia, Florida, New Hampshire, California, Calgary-Alberta, Finland, New York, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Sweden, and Czech Republic. It’s a very special season to be able to bring all these players from different backgrounds together and play hockey as a unit.

Senior defenseman, Nick Favaro, is excited about the playoff opportunity.

“I am trying to play my best game and be a role model for the newer players on the team and hopefully we can be successful on the ice.”

Students around campus are sensing that this season is one that will be remembered.

“This has been their best season since my freshman year,” said Delaney Agnes, a senior Nursing student. “I hope they can go pretty far into the playoffs.”

The Men’s Hockey team’s upcoming game is on Friday February 10th when they will be playing Wentworth at home at 7:00 p.m.. After that they have three more pretty big games before they enter the playoffs and will be playing Western New England, Suffolk, and Endicott.

Seniors and freshmen players are all in. “This team has been working hard as a unit every game and in practice and I’m happy to be part of a team that doesn’t give up,” said Senior forward, Mark Zhukov. 

Their overall record for this season at the time of this publication is 16-4-1 and for their conference they are going 12-4-1. The team has an average penalty kill of 86%.

Senior number 10, Timmy Kent, has been popping off this season with 15 goals and 18 assists in 19 games.

The Curry College community wishes the Men’s Ice Hockey team the best of luck on the rest of their season and with the playoff road they have ahead of them.

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