We are running Five Questions with seniors whose teams were still in competition when the CIAC cancelled state tournaments. First up is Greenwich boys hockey captain Ryan Columbo
TRR: What was your initial reaction when you heard the news?
RC: When I heard the news I was shocked. I saw the tweets earlier that morning that the CIAC was going to hold a press conference. Once I heard that, I knew that something like this was going to happen but I was just hoping for the best.
TRR: A day later, is there any part of you that understands why they made the decision?
RC: I do understand the situation. Obviously they want the best for us, but I feel like a cancellation the day we were expecting to play is a bit absurd. They had a really hard decision to make because the safety of the players comes first.
TRR: What is your favorite memory with the team?
RC: My favorite memory was definitely the trip to Rhode Island. Coach Rurak did a great job of organizing the event and playing Bishop Hendricken and La Salle was a blast. Very good programs and a great time to socialize with all the team.
TRR: If the season had continued how would your team have done? Or how far would you have gone?
RC: It’s tough to say who would have won the tournament. I feel like the next few weeks will be filled with predictions. We are a super hard working team and I think we would have done anything to keep playing. We weren’t only playing for a state title but also to continue our season.
TRR: What did your team do yesterday?
RC: We were supposed to have a game that night so we all thought it was a joke. Instead of playing we had a practice and played with our girls hockey team.