Milford Indians Hockey Preview

Jess Lavallee
Staff Writer

Milford Indians Hockey starts off their season on December 5. Last season the Indians were very successful and were able to make it to the first round of states, while this year they hope to do the same. Last year the Indians suffered some huge losses losing some crucial players, but the team was able to recover and fill in the footsteps. This year the Indians lost some crucial players once again, but are ready for a challenge and plan to step up. The Indians are led by head coach Sal Follo and assistant coaches Bobby Riordan and Vincent Corso.

The Milford Indians include three schools: Platt, Law and Foran. All three schools bring a variety of talent to the team. Even though everyone comes from different schools, the Indians form an indescribable bond throughout the season including their biggest fan, AJ Farrell.

The Indians have a difficult schedule this season but are ready to work as a team and accomplish great things. The Indians’ goals for the season are to qualify for the state tournament and hopefully make a return to Ingalls.

The Indians lost four senior defensemen last year including two of their captains and they also lost their top goalie. Sophomore, Jake Burwell says “We need to grow as a team in those positions; we have a lot of young talent that will be tested this season.” Junior, Doug McLenithan also agrees with Burwell and says “Our offense is pretty solid but our weakest point is our defense and incoming goalie. If we can prevent teams from scoring on us then our offense will have no trouble finding the back of the net.” Junior, Kevin Kwalek also states that “He hopes the Indians have a successful season and work hard.”

Milford’s biggest problem this year will be their defense, but defenseman, Burwell, is ready to put in work. Sophomore, Jason Lavallee says “I think our schedule this year will be really difficult but we’ll be able to pull out some easy wins and some will be harder than others.” Lavallee also says “I’m most excited for the North Branford game because in the past playing them has been a lot of fun.” The North Haven game is expected to be the Indians biggest game of the season because the North Haven team is a very talented team.

Come out and support your Milford Indians this season. Their home opener is December 26 against Trinity Catholic at 1:00pm at the Milford Ice Pavilion.