The Scottrade underdogs


Jack Hummel

The yellow buckets take on SLUH Tuesday the 13th for the State championship.

After the two wins on Saturday, the hockey team will be going to the Scottrade Center for the first time since 2014. Also, they broke CBC’s 17-year streak of playing in the state championship game along with a 4-year run as the state champs.

The hockey team has faced a lot of adversity as well. Since last year, the team has lost 4 seniors who had all been on varsity since freshman year, and all played a solid amount. Nevertheless, that never stopped the team.

“Our brotherhood is what keeps us going,” senior Steven Randazzo said. “We have great comradery on the team and without that, we couldn’t have made it this far.”

The remaining seniors have stepped up big time. This year, they led the team to a total of 19 wins. On March 13 they will take on the Saint Louis University High School Billikens. SLUH had an almost perfect season, posting a 27-1-0, losing only to Vianney.

“We understand they are the more skilled team here but that doesn’t intimidate us,” Randazzo said. “I don’t care about being called an underdog. I’m here for one thing, and that’s to lead my team to a state championship.”

Though many see the hockey team as underdogs, that does not mean that SLUH is unbeatable. With a rich history of hockey, anything is possible. The stands will be packed, the boys will be rowdy, and are ready to see the Yellow Buckets take on SLUH for a State Championship.

“It’s going to be electric. We’re expecting 5,000 on the De Smet side,” Randazzo said. “This is our first trip back to Scotty in 4 years and we’re not letting it slip by.”