Yesterday the girls hockey team opened their 2018 game schedule with a commanding 4-0 win over the Thayer Tigers in a neutral site contest at Winchendon. The Big Green continued their winning ways into 2018; the team closed out 2017 with their first win of the season in their final game of the Cushing Tournament with a 3-1 win over the host school. The Big Green scored early and often yesterday with 4 different players contributing to the score line by netting at least one goal every period to extend their lead.
With only one practice under their belts in 2018, the Big Green controlled the pace and play from the get-go. Christina Halloran ’20 opened the scoring; converting a nice feed from Mary Edmonds ’19 after Ellia Chiang ’21 won the puck back on the backcheck. Brenna Hoar ’18 doubled the lead early in the second period, going hard to the net and banging home a rebound from an Ali Fujiyoshi ’19 shot from the point. Haley Sundstrom ’21 also earned an assist on the play. Elizabeth Hernberg ’18 scored the third goal on a breakaway, and Ali Dougal ’18 completed the scoring with a blast from the point on the power play (assists to Erin DeMarco ’19 and Caroline Skillman ’19). Liv Mikesell ’20 earned the shutout in goal.
This season the Big Green continue to build upon their successful preseason trip that took place in November. The trip included a practice at Connecticut College run by former AHL player, John Landry who most recently played for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. The team participated in dry land training and bonded off the ice while watching the UConn vs. Boston College women’s hockey game in Storrs, CT.
This weekend the team will travel south to play The Hill School on Saturday, 1/6 and Lawrenceville on Sunday, 1/7 The Big Green shares a different common opponent with each school. The Hill defeated Worcester Academy earlier this season 3-0, while the Big Green fell to Worcester recently at the Cushing Tournament, 2-3. Lawrenceville and Deerfield have both faced Loomis this season, Lawrenceville fell 1-3 to the Pelicans while the Big Green came up just short in a 1-goal game, 0-1. A great weekend of hockey is ahead!