Varsity hockey team staying strong despite losses


Brothers Drew and Nick Kubycheck play for the Red Devil hockey team.

Halfway through their season, the Hinsdale Central varsity hockey team is standing tall and learning from their losses as they prepare for the second half of the season.

After a difficult start to the year, the team has won two out of their last three games and is finally starting to come together with the help of some tweaked plays.

“We had a bad start, but recently we have been progressing as a team and are starting to play a lot better,” said Drew Kubycheck, junior.

After an initial victory over Lyons Township to start the season, the team went through a protracted period of losses. But thanks to changes in plays including the forecheck, as well as a renewed confidence, the team is hoping to make a late season run to as they try to finish strong.

“We’ve won two of the last three, so I really think that we are showing that we have the ability to improve and win some games,” Kubycheck said.

Coached by former NHL player Nik Tselios, the hockey club has continued their recent growth with more than 40 members this year and hopes to follow up on their JV championship season from last year. So far, that dream is still going strong as they have started the season with a 12-5 record and an 11 game win streak.

“Overall, although we didn’t start the way we wanted to, we have made the necessary changes, and I think that we will be successful going into this next part of the season,” Kubycheck said.