In the first game of the abbreviated 2021 season, Deerfield Girls Hockey traveled to NMH to take on the Hoggers. We dominated possession and pace from the get go, and went up 2-0 after the first period thanks to two goals from Jackson Kinsler ‘22 (the first was assisted by Sam Olander ‘23). NMH got a goal back in the second, but Annie Dinges ‘24 got the first goal of her DA career short handed in the third to put the game away. Both NMH goalies were excellent, and Emma Tennant ‘21 made a few key saves for the Big Green. Ellia Chiang ‘21 earned the hard hat for her tenacious play all over the ice; as she has done for the past four years, Ellia set the tone for our team with her intensity and unmatched work ethic.
We were so grateful for the opportunity to compete today, and want to thank NMH for their hospitality. We are also indebted to Mr. Howe, Dr. Austin, Dr. Benson, all the trainers and our bus drivers for going the extra mile to make this opportunity possible. While we wish family and friends could have been in attendance, we felt their support from afar. It was a fun and joy-filled afternoon of hockey, and we can’t wait to do it again next weekend against Berkshire.