Hockey returns to Cotter


Despite the strange sports seasons this year, Cotter is kicking off the first Cotter only boy’s hockey team in forty years.

The official JV Cotter hockey season starts November 23.  The team is starting out small, with about nine to ten players.  The team is going to be young this year, with it being made up of ninth and tenth graders.

“We are a new team, a young team, and a lot of us have played together but some of us haven’t.  It’s gonna be new, but I think we are going to adapt and do good.” said Wesylee Kohner, a sophomore on the team.

The coach is Marty Ramen and the assistant coach is Bob Anacabe.  The hockey team is planning on splitting up their practices between Bud King arena and St. Mary’s ice arena.

The Cotter hockey players are looking forward to playing about 15 games, starting in January 2021.  Due to Covid, each player will only be allowed one or two fans at each game.

“It’s definitely going to be an interesting season, since Cotter is starting out with only a couple players, but I’m looking forward to it.” Garrett Nelson, another player, said.

Despite the changes to the season due to Covid and the barriers that come with a new sports team, the players are still looking forward to a season of hockey.

“I have a feeling that it’s gonna be a good year…I’m hyped!,” Thomas Peter said.

Reporter’s note:  Since the writing of this story, Cotter athletics have been postponed until at least January due to the uptick in COVID cases in the area.