The men's club ice hockey team, or "OC Plague" couldn't be happier with their current season. They're 4-1 and having a gas.
"We're the winningest team in Oberlin" sophomore Jon Gonnelli said. All this enthusiasm comes off of their latest win against John Carroll University last Sunday 9-6.
"We dominated the first two periods," first-year Rory Keohane said, "but then fell flat in the third." JC was down 5-1 at the start of the third, managed to tie up the score, but still fell as the Plague put in four more goals to JC's one.
Sophomore Greg Scranton's boundless energy could be seen as critical in the team's performance as he accounted for four goals and one assist. "He's a basket full of talent," Gonnelli said.
Scranton may be the "young phenomenon" Gonnelli describes him as, but the team is still nothing without its new transfers and returning veterans.
The team now has four goalies. They also have five new players to go with their five returning players.
And they have a season of about twelve games lined up as opposed to the three games of last year.
One of these games is a championship tournament scheduled for March. "We'll probably win the championship," Gonnelli said.
They'll have plenty to do before that though. "We have a showdown with Denison [University] this weekend," Gonnelli said. "They're our nemesis."
Denison handed the Plague their only defeat by scoring at the last minute after a close game. "We'll beat them," Gonnelli said.
Copyright © 1997, The Oberlin Review.
Volume 125, Number 14; February 14, 1997
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