Girls form hockey club, look toward first high school team
An hour into their two-hour practice at the Mackay Park ice rink, three members of the city high school’s new girls’ ice hockey club took a break.
“I feel like Bambi in that one scene where he’s on a frozen lake and can’t walk,” Dekyi Tsotsong said, clutching her left leg. “My feet hurt so bad.”
These are growing pains.
Tsotsong is one of 11 sophomores from the Academies@Englewood program at Dwight Morrow High School and the school itself attempting to build their burgeoning club into a full-fledged high school team.
They are four months into the endeavor.
Their determined leader is Sarah Yang, a 16-year-old former figure skater who tried hockey several years ago and fell in love.
“I really love the teamwork that goes into it,” Yang said. “It’s really a sport of bonding.”