Junior Garrett Alderman shares why this season has been the best yet.
By Alexa Roberts, ’21
Junior Garret Alderman has been watching hockey since before he can remember.
“I really enjoyed watching the Columbus Blue Jackets. I was born in North Carolina, and my parents would take me to the Carolina Hurricane games,” Alderman said.
He began skating at 6-years-old and eventually developed a longing to be on the ice. His parents started taking him to skating lessons and then eventually progressed to hockey. He has been on the varsity team as a goalie since his freshman year.
Alderman can’t imagine what high school would be like without hockey.
“One of the main reasons I really enjoy high school is because of hockey. The team is really fun… I’ve made lifelong friendships,” he said.
The varsity hockey team is currently the second ranked team in the state and is hoping to claim the number one spot from four time State Champion St. Ignacious. The hockey bears broke the school record with most number of wins in a season by exceeding 28.
Undefeated at the time of the interview, Alderman thinks the team has a chance at the state title.
“[This season] couldn’t be going any better,” he said.
Alderman spent his summer at a hockey camp in Toronto perfecting his talent. Since that camp, he has had nine shutouts this hockey season.
“It was really cool to see that I broke a school record.” Alderman credits his whole team for their incredible season. He says junior year has been his favorite due to his teams chemistry and winning streak.
Hockey is a serious time commitment. The team practices almost everyday including Monday morning practice at 6:15 a.m. In the end, Alderman looks at how he’s improved and couldn’t be more proud of the player he has become.