Moderator McShane hopes to create more of a following for team
By Brendan C. Hinkle ’16
Hockey is one of the many club sports offered, which means that the team is in a non-Brophy organized league.
Mr. Lane McShane ’82 said he has grown up around hockey his whole life, and became the hockey moderator for Brophy because he loves the sport and the team.
“I’ve never seen a student go to a Brophy hockey game that isn’t just flat out amazed at their skill and dedication to the sport,” Mr. McShane said. “Really when you see them as a unit together, it is always impressive.”
Most students, however don’t come to see the games, but according to Mr. McShane they play good Jesuit hockey.
“They try to respect the game and their opponents and play with a great sense of sportsmanship,” Mr. McShane said. “They’ve got a lot of background experience as to what they need to do on the ice to win and then how to behave. It’s certainly shown, I think, in the farther they get in their Brophy career.”
The hockey team is a newer club sport than some of the others. Players on the hockey team said it’s still a good sport. Their current record is three wins, one loss, and three ties.
“Not a lot of people really know about the hockey team but we’re a great group of guys,” said hockey player Brendan Jaap ’16. “We’re for the boys.”
Brophy students can go to a football game Friday night and hang out with other students, listen to music played by a DJ and see Student Council pumping up the crowd.
“What I’d really like to see is the Brophy Bronco show up at one of the Hockey games, particularly the playoffs, and we’d be the only team in the playoffs with a mascot that arrives,” Mr. McShane said. “All the Hockey players would like to see more students at games, but the playoffs we’ve had some great attendance last couple of championship games.”