In Washington you don’t hear too much about hockey – but nationally it’s a pretty huge sport. And some current (and former) Mount Si High School students are making headlines – heading to New York in a couple of weeks for the 2016 USA Hockey National Championships.
Cam Gross and Owen Roche, both Mount Si juniors, play for the Sno-King Seattle Jr. Thunderbirds Hockey Association and are part of the Midget 17U Hockey Team, which went undefeated in an early March tournament, winning the Washington State Tier II Championship. It also just so happens that one of the team’s assistant coaches, Robbie Christensen, is a Mount Si High School alum.
During the 5-game state championship tournament, forward Cam Gross scored 7 goals and had one assist – and finished the season with some impressive stats: 32 goals and 11 assists in 32 games.
Roche, a goalie, also racked up some impressive stats at the state championships, taking 61 shots on goal and allowing just two goals in the three games he played. He finished the season playing in 23 games, with four shutouts, a .936 save percentage and a goals against average of just 1.57.
These local boys will head with their team to the Buffalo suburb of Amherst, New York from March 31st to April 3rd for the National Championships, representing Washington as well as the Snoqualmie Valley.
Mom Jenn Roche says a GoFundMe page was set up to help the team make it to the East Coast and defer some of the great expense that comes with traveling to a tournament of this magnitude.
You can check out the team’s GoFundMe page HERE.
Good Luck Sno-King Seattle Jr. Thunderbirds – and Cam and Owen!