Winter Sports are Underway

Winter sports are officially underway at Breck, and many teams are looking to build off last year’s disappointing seasons. 


Girls hockey: After a disappointing 3-20-1 record last year, the Breck Girls Hockey team is looking to bounce-back year this year. The team only lost 3 seniors in the graduating class while adding many young skaters to their already young roster. Some key returners from last year’s roster are Junior forward Lauren Strothman, the top point returner, and senior goalie Sarah Peterson, who will be crucial to the team’s success. When asked the question if the team feels like an underdog, Junior defenseman Katie Theissen said, “We are being doubted, but we just block out the noise.” Breck also has two new captains, Junior Defenseman Emerson Milchman and Senior Goaltender Sarah Peterson. When asked about them, Junior defenseman Kayla Mackinnon said, “ The captains will show some really great leadership. They are going to do great.” The team has already tied their win total from the previous season and is currently sitting at a 3-3 record, the team is looking to find even more success later down the line.


Boys Hockey: After a rough 0-2 start, Breck Boys hockey headed up to Duluth this weekend to take on Proctor Rails and the Duluth Marshall Hilltoppers. The boys were successful on the road as Senior Captain and goaltender Drew Blake posted a .964 save percentage, boosting the Mustangs to a 3-1 victory against Proctor. On Saturday, with 8 seconds left in overtime, another senior Captain, Forward Luke Kern, rebounded sophomore Ben Amato’s shot to seal the win for the Mustangs. Amato also had his first career varsity goal against Duluth Marshall. A couple of quotes are floating around the team right now, one of those being, “everyone is sleeping on the Breck Moostangs.” The other quote is, “Why not us.” The boys are now 2-2 and will be looking to build off these consecutive victories in their next match-up against Mound Westonka. 


Boys Basketball: The Breck boys basketball team is looking to improve off of a disappointing 11-16 season. The team is led by senior captains Waziri Lawal and Will Walker III. Kevin Armstrong, or K2, a huge piece to the Breck team, is returning after a short departure. Miles Newton, who played 9th grade on Varsity, will look to have a breakout season. New transfers that will make an impact are Hanif, Carter, and JP. When asked about the upcoming season Freshman guard D’Angelo Dungey stated, “It’s a prove-it year for us. With the new coaching system and new faces on the team, we have a lot to prove to our 2A section.” One of the team’s most highly anticipated matchups this year is against Holy Family Fire. When asked about the matchup, the team is excited to take on the challenge of Holy family. There is no lack of confidence on this roster, as the team stated, “We are deep this year with the game on the line, anyone on our team can take that last shot.” The Breck Mustangs look to use this depth to win their first section championship since 2006 and make a state appearance. The Breck Boys Basketball kicks off their season playing Rockford on Tuesday, looking to find a win and start off the season strong.