Northwood Students Have Strong Showing in Children’s Games

Northwood School student-athletes took home three medals and a lifetime of memories in the International Children’s Winter Games held in Lake Placid last week. The Games attracted young athletes from all over the globe to compete in various events including Ice Hockey, Alpine Skiing, and Freestyle Skiing. Northwood School had six students competing in the games: Iliana Smith ‘22 and Paige Melicant ‘22 for girls hockey, Lukas Klemm ‘22 and Peppi DelliQuadri ‘22 for boys hockey, and Kate Broderick ‘22 and Rowan Norfolk ‘22 for Alpine Skiing.

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Paige Melicant ’22 at the opening ceremonies (Photo: Miranda Bookman ’20)

The Girls Hockey team lost in the bronze medal game and ended the games with a record of 2-3. They started off the preliminary round with three tough competitors from Canada, Port Moody, Ancaster and Penticton and a game against Iceland, which was their weakest opponent. The first game resulted in a loss 0-2. They came up short in the second game 4-3 and finally found their winning ways in their third game with a 5-0 victory. Smith and Melicant both added goals for team Lake Placid helping their team get the win. The fourth game, against Iceland, resulted in a lopsided 10-0 win for Lake Placid. In the playoff round, the team earned a spot in the bronze medal game, but fell short of winning bronze and took fourth place due with a 1-0 loss to Twinsburg (OH), USA. Overall, Smith ended the Games with five points and Melicant got two points.

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The International Children’s Winter Games Gold Medal-winning team from Lake Placid (Photo: Lake Placid News)

The boys’ hockey team ended the Games as the number one overall team winning a gold medal for team Lake Placid, USA. The team went undefeated in the preliminary round beating Delemont, Switzerland, Graz, Austria, Maribor, Slovenia and Beijing, China. In the championship game, Lake Placid beat Hamilton, Canada 11-5 to win the gold medal. Klemm scored a hattrick gold medal game and added five assists for a total of eight points. DelliQuadri tallied seven points throughout the Games.

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Rowen Norfolk competes in the GS at Whiteface during the 2019 International Children’s Games (Photo: lakeplacid2019.com)

In Alpine Skiing competition, Rowen Norfolk won silver in the men’s GS, a half-second behind the Swiss gold medalist and finishing well ahead of all other American competitors.

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Kate Broderick in the GS event at Whiteface in the International Children’s Winter Games (Photo: Whiteface).

Kate Broderick ’22 finished ninth in the ladies’ GS, 8.84 seconds behind the leader. She was the second-fastest American and finished behind racers from Switzerland, Austria, Iceland, and Slovenia.

Both Norfolk and Broderick competed in the unusual mixed teams parallel slalom event, in which Norfolk’s team won second place and Broderick’s team took sixth out of sixteen teams competing.

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