Yesterday, the respective boys hockey and girls basketbal seeding and selection committees announced that the Deerfield boys varsity hockey and girls varsity basketball teams qualified for post-season play.
The boys varsity hockey team received the #1 seed in the 2019 NEPSAC Boys Ice Hockey Martin/Earl Large School Tournament. In the opening bracket game, the Big Green will face-off against #8 Avon Old Farms at home this Wednesday, 2/27 at 3:30pm. The winner of the quarterfinal game will face the winner of the #4 Kent School vs. #5 Andover game on Saturday, 3/2.
The girls varsity basketball team earned the #7 seed in the 2019 NEPSAC Girls Basketball Class A Tournament bracket. In the opening quarterfinal game, the Big Green will tip-off on the road against #2 Nobles on Wednesday, 2/27 at 4:00pm. The quarterfinal winner will advance to the semifinals and will face the winner of the #3 Loomis vs. #6 Taft quarterfinal.
The Big Green hockey team has already faced-off against Avon two times this season; in December the Big Green defeated the Winged Beavers 4-1 on home ice. In their second meeting of the season, Avon edged the Big Green 2-1 on their home ice earlier this month.
To close out the regular season, boys varsity hockey posted a three-game undefeated streak, defeating Exeter 1-0 at home and earned come-from-behind OT wins at Kent (4-4 OT) and Westminster (2-2 OT). Saturday’s tie at Westminster was the team’s eighth overtime game of the regular season. Heading into the playoffs, the team’s season posted a 14-8-3 season record, which marks the best season record since their 2007-08 campaign when the team posted 16 regular season wins and the team was ranked #6 in the West Division in the final Division I standings.
The Big Green girls varsity basketball team enters the post-season with a 10-10-0 season record, matching their record in 2016-17 and return to post-season action for the first time since their 2008-09 campaign. This season, the girls varsity basketball team advanced to the Eight Schools Girls Basketball Tournament semifinals and were finalists in the Deerfield Girls Basketball Holiday Tournament in December.
The Big Green and Nobles have not yet tipped off this season, but they share three common opponents; Loomis, Worcester, and New Hampton. Both Deerfield and Nobles fell to the #1 seeded AA Division Worcester Academy this season while, Nobles edged both Loomis and New Hampton and the Big Green fell to both sides.
Wednesday’s boys varsity hockey game will be livestreamed, click here to watch.
Congratulations to both teams and good luck on Wednesday.