Nashville Wasn’t All Business for Girls Hockey

Thanksgiving Break ended early for the Girls’ Hockey team as they traveled south on Thanksgiving Day for a major hockey tournament Nashville. The girls had just one thing on their minds: winning hockey games. However, after their business was taken care of, the girls enjoyed their free time exploring the city. Unfortunately, a winter storm made getting back to Northwood a challenge for the majority of the girls.

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Nashville’s Lower Broadway (Photo: globeguide.ca)

The girls boarded planes as most of their classmates bellied up to the dinner table on Thanksgiving Day. After a short break, the girls reunited and shared a Thanksgiving meal prepared and hosted by Milly and Jeff Smith, parents of sophomore Iliana Smith ‘22. The girls, and the many family members who joined them, are very thankful for the evening.

After getting another five games under the team’s belt it was time for the girls to enjoy the city of Nashville. On Sunday evening, the team and families took a trip downtown, where they were able to walk down Broadway, enjoy dinner with live music, and sing some karaoke in front of a crowd.

After some days in the warm Nashville air, the girls had a rude awakening when they started their journey home: a major snowstorm in the Northeast canceled or delayed nearly all of their flights. The team wound up separated and stranded all across the country at different airports. Nearly every player experienced significant delays or cancelations.

The entire team made it back to school safely by dinner on Tuesday and they all got right back to work with practice on Wednesday to begin preparation for a big tournament in Connecticut December 13-15.

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