Girl’s Hockey Posts 3-1 Record in NAPHA Play at UMaine

This past weekend the girls traveled to the University of Maine to face off against four league teams for the first time this season. The Huskies managed a 3-1 outcome, despite the many adversities, including not practicing since before holiday break.

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Keeley Rose ‘18 skating on a rush

After a day-long trip in a snowstorm, the Huskies faced off against RNS. Shaking of the rust of holiday break took a while, but defensively the Huskies held strong, keeping the score at 0-0 going into the second period. It wasn’t until the middle of the second that Moe Tsukimoto (Forward, 2018) broke the ice to begin the scoring. With only a few seconds left in the second, RNS was able to capitalize on their power play, tying the game 1-1 going into the third. A few minutes into the third, Tsukimoto found the puck in the corner and was able to walk to the middle of the ice to put the Huskies up 2-1. The play continued evenly until Keeley Rose (Forward, 2018) sealed the win with an empty net goal. Ashley Davis (Goalie, 2017 PG) posted the win in net.

The following morning the girls took on KES. Keeley Rose started the scoring midway through the first to put the Huskies on the board. The Huskies had a 1-0 lead going into the second, but it didn’t take long for Moe Tsukimoto (Forward, 2018) to strike again to extend the lead to 2-0. KES respond off a bad bounce to cut the lead in half. However, the Huskies kept pushing forward and Nikki Kendrick (Forward, 2018) managed to net one more in the third period to increase the lead to 3-1. Ashley Davis (Goalie, 2017 PG) posted the win in net.

A few hours later, the girls were back on ice to to face off against Rice. Rice started out strong, striking early in the first period to take a 1-0 lead; however, Tsukimoto tied up the game moments later. Shortly into the second period Keeley Rose extended the Husky lead to 2-1. From that point, the Huskies dominated offensively and Ella Fesette (Forward, 2021) scored short side to finish the game with a 3-1 win. Courtney Fairchild (Goalie, 2020) posted the win in net.

The last game of the weekend proved to be the Huskies’ toughest game yet. Stanstead College is a long-time league rival of the Huskies and the game lived up to its hype. The Huskies were the underdogs heading into the game, but the girls weren’t going to lie down. Late in the first, Stanstead capitalized on a power play to take a 0-1 lead into the second period. Midway through the second, Stansted caught a break and tallied on a breakaway to extend their lead to 0-2. Play remained heavy in the Huskies’ defensive zone but the girls held until the end of the second. Nearing the end of the third, Keeley Rose gave the Huskies life by burying a rebound top shelf. Despite the girls’ efforts, Stanstead scored on the power play with 40 seconds left to boost their lead 3-1. The Huskies fell short and end the weekend with a 3 and 1 record. Ashley Davis (Goalie, 2017 PG) started in net against Stanstead.

With this weekend’s wins, the Huskies move to 23-7-3 on the season, and 7-1 in NAPHA play. This coming weekend, the Huskies will host The Northwood Invitational at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid, NY.

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