Boys Hockey

Five Questions: Greenwich’s Ryan Columbo

Greenwich’s Ryan Columbo

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.

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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.

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