McQuaid Jesuit Hockey Knights Face Early Season Struggles


The Hockey Knights celebrate after a goal.

The McQuaid Jesuit Hockey Knights have fallen victim to an early season slump with a disappointing record of 2-7. 

McQuaid has faced difficulties on both ends of the ice. The Knights have allowed an average of 2.8 goals per game with only scoring an embarrassing 1.7 goals per game.

McQuaids point leaders have been Mark Tachin, with six points, Owen Kopaz and Ben Pearson tied with five points. Thirteen Knights have scored at least one point this season.

Players are optimistic about finishing the season strong. If the Knights can figure out how to close games down the stretch, they can add more wins to their playoff resume. 

“I do think we are going to improve. We improve every game, and after the last few games, we have all really improved since the first game of the season. The way we have been playing lately has been really good, we just keep coming up short every time” says McQuaid junior defenseman, Dante Coelho, ’22.  

The Knights were defeated by Penfield (8-1) last game by a score of 3-1, but they look to bounce back vs Fairport (2-7-1) on Thursday, March 4th.