BOZEMAN – The Bozeman Hawks had lofty preseason expectations they looked to be living up to early in the season. However, they’ve lost four of their last five games heading into this weekend’s Eastern AA divisional tournament in Butte where they look to turn things around.
“Sometimes the struggles are good for teams,” Hawks head coach Wes Holmquist said of their late-season losses. “We don’t know if that’s going to be the case yet, but we’ve definitely had our struggles. I’ve seen some really good moments out of us, and I’ve seen us really go through the valleys a little bit this year, too.”
Senior forward and future Montana Grizzly Mack Anderson points to the comings weeks as a new season for Bozeman, where they have a chance to turn things around.
“Dropping those couple of games definitely makes us excited, I think more than anything, for the next couple of weeks. Like coach (Holmquist) always says, it’s a new season,” Anderson said.
“We got right back to it, and just worked even harder and used (those losses) as motivation,” fellow senior Robbie Simpson said. “We just kept going at it. That didn’t stop us from anything, we just bounced right back.”