Colin Reis Wins NJIIHL Offensive Player of The Week

Thomas Hunt, Co-Editor

After OP Puck won three straight games – including an overtime win in the Union County Tournament, Oratory’s Colin Reis was named the New Jersey Interscholastic Ice Hockey League (NJHIIL) Offensive Player of the Week. Averaging 2.25 goals and 1 assist per game, it is certain that Reis – the team’s leading scorer – is deserving of this award. In the Rams January 13th victory over the Kearny Cardinals, Reis netted a goal and an assist to help pull the team to a 3-1 victory. Just two days later OP Puck faced the same Kearny team in a conference matchup that Reis would truly dazzle in. The absolute beautician would net an astonishing 5 goals to pair with 1 assist in this mid-January matchup. By the end of the first period the first-line forward had already scored a hatrick in a Senior Night that most could only dream of. Reis and the rest of the Rams would carry this momentum into the Union County Tournament Quarterfinals where they would defeat Cranford in an OT thriller by a score of 6-5. Reis would be at the forefront of this barn-burner, recording 2 geno’s and 2 apples to beat the Cougars who were 7-1-2 in league play. In the semi-final loss against Governor Livingston (the 9th ranked team in the state), Reis would light the lamp once more to cap off a phenomenal week of hockey. When asked about his 9 goals and 4 assists that won him Player of the Week, Reis commented: 

“It was a good week of playing stick n’ puck with the boys. If I’m being honest I was trying to go top-shelf every time but to have gone top ched 9 times in a week is more than I expected. In all seriousness it was a great week for the entirety of the team and I’m glad that I could play a role in this string of victories.”