This article was published in a commemorative edition of The Turret, the student newspaper at Christian Brothers College High School, in 2009. I not only wrote this article, but I also laid out the entire 8-page spread.
Led by a strong core of seniors, the CBC Cadets dominated the opposition during the regular season finishing with a record of 26-0-1.
Having won all but 2 games by 3 goals or more, the Icemen had become overconfident and began to look past the Lindbergh Flyers, their first round opponent. This attitude showed early in the first game as the Flyers jumped out to a 2-0 lead midway through the second period. “Lindbergh was a real eye opener for us because we came in there like ‘this is the sixteenth seed so this shouldn’t be too hard for us’ but they came out ready to play and scored two goals on us real quick,” said senior forward Alex Roth. “[Then we realized] that this team is capable of beating us if we don’t step it up.”
After getting an earful from the coaching staff, the Cadets started to roll hitting the Flyers for 17 unanswered goals including a 12-0 shutout in game two to move on to the quarterfinals.