Coming off a state championship in 2011, the St. Rita Hockey team came into this season with high hopes and have not disappointed.
The team, who boasted a 10-4 record going into last week's slate of contests, faced a stretch of games that would test the team unlike any other stretch of the season. The Mustangs would once again prove to be an elite force in the state.
On Thursday the Mustangs faced off with conference rival, Marist on the road. While Marist would battle early in the game, St. Rita would pull away with a 4-2 victory. The following night the team would go back on the road to take on Benet. While the defense stepped up, the Mustangs were unable to find the back of the net and were defeated 1-0.
Saturday would be the Mustangs third game in a row as they took on Brother Rice. The Mustangs would put together a game like no other out shooting the Crusaders 53-6 in a 3-1 victory. Sunday would pin St. Rita vs. St. Ignatius in their fourth game in as many days. The arduous schedule would not get to the Mustangs as they threw up 38 shots in a 6-3 victory. With the win, St. Rita moves to 9-2 in CCHL play going into the Thanksgiving tournament.
The Hockey team will be preparing for the Loyola Thanksgiving tournament which will start on Thursday and conclude on Sunday.