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Waldorf Hockey Hosts the Concordia Cardinals

By Branden Woodward

From behind the Warrior’s bench (Sabrina Parcher)

This weekend the Waldorf hockey team was back in action against the visiting Concordia Cardinals of Ann Arbor.

Prior to this weekend’s meeting, the teams crossed paths early in the season and played three games in Ann Arbor. Waldorf came away with two losses and one win in the prior contests but were looking to change that at home this weekend. The warrior hockey team did not disappoint.

Friday night, Waldorf started off hot. They scored less than 2 minutes into the game, and from then on possession was hotly contested up and down the ice.

In the end, Waldorf and head coach Brett Shelanksi came away with a 7-6 win—a close but well-deserved win. 

Coming into Saturday night—still hot from the night before—the Warriors were looking to get ahead early. The start of the game didn’t go as planned for the home team; Concordia netted two goals within the first five minutes and forced Waldorf to battle back. The resilient Warriors continued to make the right moves and turned the game around with seemed ease.

With many players contributing to the offense, Waldorf was able to battle back and go home with a 7-4 victory.  

With two home wins under the team’s belt, Waldorf came into Sunday looking to complete the sweep. Unfortunately, the Warriors didn’t get off to the start they were looking for.

This game had an entirely different tone than the previous two. Since this was their sixth meeting on the season, the two teams were well versed in each other’s playing style, causing the game to be quite defensive in nature.

The teams went back and forth and up and down the ice once again. Concordia took the lead and—once again—forced Waldorf to battle back. Despite giving everything they had on the three game weekend they fell short of the sweep in a tough 2-3 loss to the visiting Cardinals.