Appleton United varsity Boys’ Hockey team looks for repeat


Photo by Olivia Molter

The varsity Boys’ Hockey team practices for the upcoming season.

Maddie Clark, Sports Editor

Last year, the Appleton United varsity Boys’ Hockey team won state, and this year they are looking to do it again.

When asked about how the previous season went, senior Connor Zilisch said, “I felt that last year went really well. It was awesome to be able to be a part of the first state title in Appleton United Boys’ Hockey organization history.”

Last year was the first time the team won state.
The biggest change the team will have to face this upcoming season is the new players coming in, filling the roles of the previous seniors and teaching the new players the mentality of the team, Zilisch said.
Senior Matt Gruber also commented about some changes in their performance this upcoming year. “We lost two games we should not have lost so hopefully we don’t have any losses this year.”
That might be one of their minor goals this year, but their main goal from last year still stands this year. However, Zilisch said, “Our goals for this upcoming season is to try to bring the team back down to Madison for another state run, win the Conference title, while having fun doing it.”

Last year’s Appleton United Hockey team celebrates their State victory.
Photo courtesy of Connor Zilisch
Last year’s Appleton United Hockey team celebrates their State victory.

The idea of having fun and bonding with their team will be one of the main ideas of the upcoming season in order to get to Madison for state this year. Zilisch said, “Last year our team was extremely close, we bonded so well, which I thought contributed to our success, so one thing we plan on continuing this upcoming year it would be the comradery.”