The 2014 spring Blackhawks won their final four games of the season to ensure the team’s first winning record since 2011. Under the direction of first-year head coach Sam Newland, the spring Hawks’s varsity team finished 6-5 while the junior varsity finished 4-2-1, giving the ‘Hawks an overall record of 10-7-1. In addition to the weather issues faced by all area teams this spring, the ‘Hawks overcame an especially tumultuous spring that featured eighteen different roster changes and ultimately reduced an initial roster of 26 down to as low as 12 for a few mid-season games before return of some players raised the roster count to 19 players. The group that remained was one of the most resilient, tenacious, and close-knit teams that the Blackhawks have ever had. Eighteen different
players scored goals, and sixteen different players took faceoffs. Last year’s top goal scorer was unable to play this spring. Last year’s top defender became this year’s top goal scorer. It was truly an amazing and rewarding spring season, a testament to what a team can do when they work hard and stick together. Congratulations to Coach Newland and the spring Blackhawks!