The Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School club ice hockey team will play for the championship of the Northern Virginia Scholastic Hockey League on Jan. 31 in a game against Broad Run Middle School.
Currently in its third year of play, the MEH squad sports an 8-1 league record. The team has enjoyed two big consecutive wins, knocking off previously unbeaten Woodbridge Middle School by a score of 4-2 on Jan. 10, then defeating the Central Loudoun middle school team, which previously had suffered only one loss, by a score of 15-10 on Jan. 17.
Leading MEH are two of the top youth hockey players in the Washington, D.C. area: eighth-grade defenseman Henry Middlebrook and seventh-grade goalie Jack MacKinnon. Also playing on the MEH team are Viktor Anderson, Tom Barbour-Leslie, Justin Dixon, Tucker Gaskins, Colin Henderson, Alex Kryazhev, and Ethan Rosenberger.
The championship game is scheduled for 5:40 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 31, at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington. Admission is free.