With most sports on hold and the 2020-21 season still months out, it’s time to take a look at teams from all over the State of Hockey and examine what happened this past season and what’s ahead. The next team we’re breaking down is La Crescent-Hokah.
How last season went
Looking at the Lancers’ schedule, the key to victory all season long was offensive production. All four of La Crescent-Hokah’s wins came when the team scored at least five goals.
Unfortunately for the Lancers, that didn’t happen much during the 2019-20 season. That included a six-game losing streak to end the regular season and ultimately settle for a 4-15-1 record. That meant La Crescent-Hokah was matched up against Albert Lea in the play-in round. The Lancers lost 5-1 and ended their season there.
Who’s gone and who’s back
When La Crescent-Hokah takes the ice this coming winter, the Lancers will be loaded with returning skaters. Wyatt Farrell, Owen Davison, Reid Haffner and Ashur Rouleau are all set to return after being the top four scorers for La Crescent-Hokah last season. They combined for 53 goals and 45 assists.
The one major graduation for the Lancers is goaltender Ryan Booth. He exits the program after posting a .871 save percentage in his final season.
What to expect next season
There’s likely a sense of hope surrounding the La Crescent-Hokah program with all of the returning experience. It seems all but certain the Lancers will take a step forward during the 2020-21 season.