February 22, 2018
Broken sticks and torn up knees are all part of the Mission Week Shinny Hockey tournament. This years championship belongs to the seniors, Brad Cunningham, Kenny Gibson, Hunter Schoenig, Grant Hesker, and Kameron Ziercher.
The Seniors won the final 2-0 with goals from Schoenig and Ziercher. Cunningham was in net and completed the shut out to win it.
“It felt excellent, amazing to win,” Schoenig said. “Four years at De Smet and not winning a single Mission Week tournament it just feels good to win.”
Their team took the lead after a controversial goal was called a good goal. Then minutes later Schoenig shot the ball and cemented a 2-0 lead.
“My adrenaline was pumping and my heart was racing,” Schoenig said. “I knew I had to put my body on the line for my team and my school.”
Shinny Hockey at De Smet is one of the most popular Mission Week activities to partake in and to spectate.
“I think it’s a good mix of strength and skill,” Schoenig said. “Kam and I are known for our strength so we wanted only one of us out there at the same time, so we could have a skill player like Grant of Kenny out there. We wanted to keep it exciting.”