BREWER – Playoff hockey is about the swagger.
“We came to the consensus that frosted tips would be the look for playoffs this year,” Hampden hockey senior, Noah Dancoes, said.
“Adam Thompson, he has some pretty good ones going and with the red hair it’s really special to look at,” Dancoes added.
“I mean if we’re going to look dumb we might as well look dumb together,” senior, Cooper Leland, said with a smile.
But for Hampden hockey, frosted tips a mustaches are second fiddle to making history.
“Starting out hockey at five years old it’s always been a dream to win a championship and going up through come in second place a lot so it’d be nice to put the cherry on top and get that final win,” senior, Sam Economy, said.
Hampden has only one regional championship in school history, back in 2003, a game the current seniors were either babies or weren’t around for.
“I feel like there’s a pretty big drive because no one from our school’s gone there before and I feel like the boys are really motivated and the coaching staff is really behind us 100 percent and we really want to go and be able to make that title for ourselves,” Dancoes said.
The Broncos are as equipped as they have been in recent years to bring home a title. They come in as the No. 1 seed and have been tested by some of the biggest contenders in Class B North, including a late season come from behind win over two-time defending B North champ Old Town/Orono.
“The OTO game because it just showed that we battled a lot of adversity like we had a couple guys out and everyone still pulled through and played their best game,” Leland said.
It’s a special time at Hampden. With the girls and boys basketball teams playing for state titles, the hockey team is hoping it can bring home a third regional title.
“All the winters sports have been absolutely killing it in the playoffs and regular season so around the school around athletics it’s pretty cool it’s really a great feeling to walk around and have so much support behind you,” Dancoes said.