By PATRICK SLACK
The Little Falls boys hockey team will start a new chapter in program history when it drops the puck on the season, breaking in a new starting goalie for the first time in four years.
Mix in a departed senior class that scored 90 of the team’s 116 goals a year ago, and the Flyers will have a lot of new faces logging minutes this winter.
A few of the top players coming back that will be leaned upon more heavily will be senior Mark Anez, who tallied 12 goals and 15 assists last winter, and sophomore Thomas Miller, who scored eight goals.
Also returning with significant varsity experience are seniors Jack Schulte, Alec Zack and Dane Peterson, juniors Nikolas Himley, Austin Fenske, Connor Jorgensen and Landon Atkinson and sophomore Mack Anez.
Seniors on this year’s roster include Peterson, Nick Anderson, Mark Anez, Schulte and Zack.
Graduating from last year’s team were Michael Stumpf, Matthew Stumpf, Austin Bjorge, Luke Majerle, Ben Newman, Taylor Kottschade, Taylor Drager, Spencer Fenske, Tyler Claseman, Nathan Adamietz, J.D. Jopp and August Maciej.
Little Falls was scheduled to open the season at home versus Hibbing-Chisholm, Friday.