Achieving Success at the Blue Line: Coaches, Players, Fans




Hannah Buntrock, Writer

Marian’s Men Hockey has had many new changes this year, but from the success they have achieved you would have never guessed it. Recently the team has introduced many new freshmen to the lineup, had a change in the head coach position and been ranked eleventh in the nation by

Thus far, this season has been one of impressive statistics, including the team being nationally ranked for only the second time in school history, winning their 300th game and having a 10 game winning streak. This comes on the heels of 10 new freshmen being added to the varsity lineup, all of whom are proving their positions. Marian University Hockey coach Erik Largen is happy with how the season is going but has more plans for improvement. Largen states, “I am very proud of what the players have accomplished so far and hope we are willing to do whatever it takes together to continue striving towards becoming a better team each and every day.”

Not only are the players and coaches celebrating the success, Marian’s students are as well. Zach Ball, junior and dedicated fan, believes this team is on a whole new level of achievement. Ball says, “For me, it’s been just watching this hockey program grow over the years. They have competed well against the nation’s top teams year after year, but now all the hard work that everyone has put in to build this program is paying off.”

Ball states, “This team has the potential to accomplish any task this year, which is why I feel like it’s important for the student body to get behind this team and show as much support as possible.” This season, Zach has attended 15 of the 25 Marian Men’s Hockey games and plans to continue attending games through the end of the season. The atmosphere created by the students at hockey games is electric and the more students that support the team, the more electric the environment. Celebrating success is not only fun for the players but is fun from a fan perspective as well. With such a successful season drawing to an end, we must make the last games at the Blue Line memorable and as fun as possible for all of the players and fans.

With this being said, go out and support our Men at the Blue Line on Saturday February 20 at 4:30 p.m. against Aurora! For a schedule of all sporting events, visit  #FightBlueFightccess