Girls Hockey goes 3-1 in Syracuse

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Madison Novotny ’21 in action at the Olympic center. Photo: Mr. Aldridge

Girls’ Hockey traveled to Syracuse on February 1-3 to compete in four games. One against the Buffalo Bisons, One against the Syracuse Nationals, and two against Gilmour Academy. The girls went 3-1 on the weekend.

The first game of the weekend was against the Buffalo Bisons. Right from the start, the Huskies didn’t hold back and showed that they can play with anyone. Most play went back and forth between the two teams with many scoring opportunities for both teams. In the second however, the bisons got on the board taking the lead 1-0. The game ended with the bisons winning 1-0.

The second game was against the hosts, the Syracuse Nationals, and the Huskies dominated from the drop of the puck. In the second, Aimee Headland (Forward, 2019) scored off a shot from the slot taking the lead 1-0. In the third, the nationals didn’t back down as they scored within the first couple minutes of the third tying the game at 1. However, the Huskies weren’t done as they scored three more times in that stanza. Marina Alvarez (Defense, 2021) scored one and Hadley Swedlund (Forward, 2020) added two pushing the Huskies to the win 4-1.

The third game was against NAPHA opponent Gilmour Academy. Play was going back and forth between the two teams and the Huskies had lot of opportunities on net. In the first, on the powerplay, Miranda Bookman (Forward, 2020) scored coming out of the corner with a shot on net from the slot pushing the lead to 1-0. Just a couple minutes later, Gilmour responded with a goal tying the game at 1. In the second, the Huskies came back as Madison Novotny (Defense, 2021) scored off a shot from the point top-shelf taking the lead 2-1. The game ended with the Huskies winning 2-1.

The last game of the weekend was a rematch against Gilmour at Syracuse University and the Huskies took control of the game right from the start. Three minutes into the game, Headland added her second goal of the weekend gaining the Husky lead 1-0. In the second, Kate Hagness (Forward, 2021) scored off a scrum in front of the net pushing the lead to 2-0. Gilmour wasn’t going to hold back as a couple minutes later, they responded with a goal making the score 2-1. The game ended with a Husky win 2-1, ending the weekend with a record of 3-1.

With this weekends wins, the Huskies go to 19-21-4 on the season. Next up for the Huskies is two games, one vs the Hill School and one vs the Lawrenceville School. Follow the northwood girls hockey twitter (@nwgirlshockey) for updates year round.

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