EAST ALTON – Edwardsville hockey sophomore defenseman Parker Terch helped the Tigers get their 2019 off to a great start on Tuesday, New Year’s Night, with a power-play goal that helped Edwardsville defeat Francis Howell 6-3 at the East Alton Ice Arena.

Terch’s goal was one of four power play goals scored on the night by the Tigers as they raised their record on the season to 4-9-2. The game plan, according to Terch, was one of simplicity.

Get The Latest News!

Don't miss our top stories and need-to-know news everyday in your inbox.

“The plan, basically; come win, score goals,” Terch said in a postgame interview, “beat them as many points as we could, and just dominate.”

Article continues after sponsor message

That the Tigers did, jumping out to a 4-0 lead with three power-play goals before the Vikings scored on a power play to make it 4-1. Every player on the ice contributed to the Edwardsville win, and Terch was very happy with the outcome. He also has some specific goals for his team during the second half of the season.

“For the first half of the season, we did start off rough,” Terch said. “We played a lot of hard teams. So for the second half of the season, our schedule’s a little bit easier, so hopefully, we can just come and win a lot more games than we did in the first half, and then just work together, score goals, and hopefully, maybe we can get to the playoffs.”

On a personal level, Terch has set some very simple goals for himself, and he’s already gotten off to a good start.

“Well, luckily for the start of the 2019 season, I got a goal, so that’s good,” Terch said with a smile. “Hopefully, I can help the team out, score more, help the team out defensively, offensively, score more goals, and just help eliminate the offensive players on other teams so that we can win.”

More like this:

Aug 20, 2023 - National Criterium Champion Brandon Feehery Wins Pro Category 1/2/3, Has Been Champion Racer Throughout His Career  

Sep 23, 2023 - Kahoks Build 26-0 First Quarter Lead, Win Over Granite City 54-0, Warrior Spirits Aren't Low As Team Keeps Working, Playing Hard

4 days ago - Tigers Explode For Six-Goal First Half, Shutout Redbirds For Second Time This Season

Aug 26, 2023 - Eagles' Late Goal Sees Them Win Norman Lewis Soccer Tournament

Sep 18, 2023 - Keller’s Brace Leads Marquette To Rivalry Win, Redbirds’ Struggles Continue