With the morning open, the team decided to make the venture to St. Johann, a neighboring town to Kitzbuhel. Some well spent time admiring another culture and experiencing the local cuisine.
A beautiful cathedral
A view from the town square
Some local cuisine
On the bus to Zel Am See we were surrounded by misty mountains, accented by the towns below.
The same few words echoed through the bus, “pictures just don’t do it justice.”
The Men’s hockey team faced off against Zell am Zee tonight (city by the lake). For a select few freshman it was a chance of a life time to suit up for a European team.
Eric Mack, Michael Restuccia, Gabriel Cromp, Taylor Swarter and Peter Kazakis were awarded a once in a life time opportunity when the local team ran in to some roster trouble due to unforeseen circumstances and were short some players.
The boys got to suit up in the bright, sponsored covered jerseys and play with the European squad. They added some skill to the team which helped make it a great game for all.
Both teams came out strong and Junior Eric Cinotti had to come up with some big saves to keep the game even.
In the second period Castleton’s powerplay came to life tonight and generated a trio of great goals as each unit were able to put nice shots behind the Zell am. Zee goaltender. The final score was 5-0!
The weather did not cooperate today, however it has not dampened anyone’s spirits. Tomorrow we hope to do a group gondola trip up the mountain for some amazing views and pictures. We will play our final game of the trip at 7:30 versus the local team of Kitzbuhel!
Cool city high up in the Alps. Didn’t have much time to check out the town though.
Tonight the Men’s hockey team faced the hockey club Kufstein. The arena was very cool, no pun intended, because of the open end which showed views of a castle and the mountains surrounding the city.
The team came out strong with an offensive explosion as 16 players recorded at least one point tonight. Leading the way was senior captain Dan Bell and junior Collin Murray who each had 5 points. Bell was awarded a penalty shot in the third period and scored top glove with a nice shot.
Juniors Kyle Richards and Kyle Pichler also had good games, specifically on the penalty kill where they were able to generate some offense even down a man.
Freshman Eric Mack playing in his first game, recorded a hat trick and Derek Gingera had a very strong game on the powerplay and ended up with 2 goals and 2 assists.
Last but not least, Freshman Jake Stafford was up to the task when tested and recorded his first shut out as a spartan goalie.
The final score was 14-0. Game tomorrow afternoon at 4:30. Look for an update following.
Thanks again for being a part of our European journey!