Written By: Luke Trader

The Breck Boys’ Hockey Team narrowly escaped the grasp of the Providence Academy Lions on Tuesday, January 9th. This was a highly anticipated matchup as Providence and Breck are section rivals.

Last year, the Lions took care of business both times the teams faced off, with comfortable wins of 5-1, and 5-2. The PA boys went into this game confidently as they looked to secure the win.

“We should be able to take care of business. We are going to play the way we know how to play, and we are going to win,” commented player Joe Spades, ‘25.

The team was locked in and the fans were energized as the game started. Breck started hot with a goal in the first period.

Louie Wehmann, ’24, wraps the puck around the net for a goal. PAW Photo Credit: Jodi Lewis.

Shortly after, Louie Wehmann, ‘24, fired back with a goal for the Lions.

“The arena went crazy when Louie scored. The goal brought so much energy into the game,” commented spectator Deacon Seelen, ‘26.

Momentum for Providence continued to grow as Sammy Lewis, ‘24, scored at the beginning of the second period; however, the Mustangs showed as much grit as PA. Breck scored two additional goals in the second period and finished out with a goal at the beginning of the third period.

The Lions were not willing to give up. Wehmann found an opening in Breck’s defense and scored with four minutes left in the third period, but this was not enough to tie the score, and Breck took the win.

Gavin Sattler, ’27, gets around defenders in an attempt to grab the puck. PAW Photo Credit: Jodi Lewis.

”We have a lot to work on, I know that when we play them later this year we will come out on top,” commented Lions defender Romeo Sweet, ‘25. 

The Lions continue to fight until the very end of every game. They are a very confident team and with that put in a lot of effort to get better. 

In a rematch on Thursday, January 18th, the Lions got their revenge. The game was back and forth for a while but PA ended up pulling away at the end. The final game score was 7-4. The Lions kept their heads down and focused on beating the Mustangs.