NP boys looking for more on-ice consistency

John Mueller,

Northfield’s Kamden Kaiser pleads his case after an open-ice collision with New Prague’s Breck Hagen (22) in the third period of the Trojans’ setback against the Raiders Tuesday, Dec. 20. Kaiser was penalized for the collision. The Trojans weren’t able to take advantage of the man. They fell to the Raiders, 3-0. (John Mueller photo)

Trojans heading north for games

After tough competition against area teams, the New Prague boys’ ice hockey team is looking for a little consistency as the cure for what ails them. What better place to work on it than northern Minnesota?

Having dropped three of their last four games, the Trojans are heading to Proctor for the weekend for a holiday tournament getaway. New Prague will face the host Rails and will also face Osseo and Superior during the tournament. The exact times of games is to be determined.

“This is a tournament we feel we can win,” NPHS coach Brad Drazan said.

At 3-3 overall and 1-2 against teams in their section, the Trojans are looking to improve the consistency and quality of their play. Despite an apparently lopsided 7-1 setback against Chaska Dec. 17 and a 3-0 loss to Northfield Tuesday, Dec. 20, Drazan feels his team played well at times.

They also played well, at times, against the Raiders. Drazan doesn’t want his team to suffer from a lack of confidence. “This team is battle tested. This group is confident,” he said.

The coach feels the team has the...

To see more on this story pick up the December 29, 2022 print edition of The New Prague Times. 



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