2020 Orange High School Fall Sports Preview: Varsity Hockey.
Head Coach: Mike Teplitzsky
Coach Teplitzsky is entering this season with cautious optimism, he understands that the team has the ability to play with anyone and compete at a high level. He also knows that with the coronavirus shutting everything down there are a lot of unknowns with this upcoming season. His goal is to try their best to play a full season, but understands that they cannot control how other teams handle protocols and knows that there is a lot out of his hands with scheduling and changes. He and his coaching staff are getting the team to focus on controlling what they can control and not worry about the unknowns.
All that aside, heading into the 2020-2021 hockey season, Coach Teplitzsky has high expectations for his team. He understands that things may be difficult with the couple of weeks off due to the coronavirus shutdown. Sometimes a break like that can cause players to lose focus, lose passion for the game and lose the drive to stay active and in game-shape. However, Coach Teplitzsky is extremely confident in his group that this will not be an issue for them. He believes that we will see a very confident, poised group of young athletes out on the ice this season once they have the ability to get back to practicing.
Going into the season, Coach Teplitzsky says to watch out for four players especially. Senior goalie, Danny Moore is what coach calls a record-breaking goalie. Danny is a fantastic player, a true team leader and the team has a chance to win against anyone when Danny is in net. Senior forward, Jason Kornbluth is an elite scorer who has a natural ability to find the twine. Jason is an example of what it takes to be a top high school athlete and sets the example for other players for how to act, and what the coaches expect from their players. Senior forward, Sam Adler sets an example for the younger players for what it takes to play at the high school level, he is an elite teammate with a good work ethic and the coaches can rely on him for stability. Third senior captain, Zach McCarren had more than 30 goals last season as a junior. He plays both forward and defense depending on where he is needed on the ice and is the type of player to step up in any situation. Coach Teplitzsky says that he is a team leader and the type of player you do not often see at the high school level.
Danny Moore – Number 29, Goalie
Zach McCarren – Number 8, Forward/Defense
Sam Adler – Number 4, Forward
Jason Kornbluth – Number 24, Forward