It was a season to remember for the Skaneateles Lakers boys hockey team and what a way to finish it off by defeating Queensbury 6-1 on Sunday in the Division II New York State state championships.
“It still feels fake, I thought I was showing up to the rink for practice today,” said senior Ryan Gick. “I still haven’t soaked it in and realized but I’m pretty sure I will soon. It was unreal to win it with those kids.
The Lakers, who went 22-1-2, were led by freshman Garrett Krieger and senior Owen Van Holtz who had 16 goals each. Freshman Jack Henry and Gick chipped with 15 and 14 goals respectively. Junior Bauer Morrissey had 29 assists to lead Skaneateles, with Charlie Major passing out 22 of his own.
“When you can be consistently a quality program, I think that is what, personally, I take pride in and I know these guys do too, is every year we are in contention and that is a sign of a program that is healthy,” said head coach Mitch Major.
He is right. The Lakers have won four state championships, with one coming just four years ago in 2015. They look to continue this run of contention into the next season.