Rochester Boys High School Hockey Team To Co-op With Chatfield
Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - The Rochester School Board is being asked to approve a cooperative agreement involving a high school hockey team.
It’s not a girls’ team.
It’s the John Marshall boys team that has a legacy dating back decades.
The reason? Not enough players.
The recommendation that is scheduled to be voted on at Tuesday’s board meeting calls for a two-year agreement between John Marshall and Chatfield High School.
The memo says:
“Currently, John Marshall has approximately 11-14 players for boys’ hockey. Based on current participation numbers, the Rochester Public Schools Activities Directors are recommending a new cooperative agreement between John Marshall and Chatfield.”
The agreement would begin this year for grades 7-12. The memo indicates the plan is supported by the Big Nine Conference.
Chatfield has never had a boys’ high school hockey team.
John Marshall has a history that includes a legendary state tournament win in 1977 and large numbers of players that moved on to the college level. Two well-known players made it to the pros, Shjon Podein who graduated from JM in 1986 and Doug Zmolek, a 1989 grad.
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