The only way out is through—Boys Varsity Hockey (BVH) has followed this philosophy as they try to turn around the team’s reputation after little success and team spirit in the past years, BVH Coach Anthony Moccia ’10 said.
“We wanted to redefine what it means to be a Knights hockey player,” he said.
Co-Captains Jack Rorick and Thomas Sheft (both ’22) began captain’s practices in the fall with the goal of building morale and community among players before their season began, Jack said.
“The captain’s practices weren’t for skill, but it started the excitement,” he said. “Getting everyone out on the ice, in the locker rooms, without any coaches, built a team. It built morale.”
The team became more competitive and invested in hockey throughout the season, and personal growth was visible during a home game against Roxbury Latin (RL) in the beginning of the season, which they won 4-3, Zachary Kim ’25 said.
“The work ethic of the team is unmatched,” Zachary said. “Our confidence has been growing, and our game against RL showed our growth over the season.” BVH ended the season with a record of 3-1-21.