Humans of Northwood: Paige Melicant ’22

Paige Melicant

Paige Melicant ’22 (Photo: Miranda Bookman ’20)

I’m a freshman on the girls’ hockey team, and I’m from West Salem, Ohio. This past summer I went to Venice, Verona, and Bolzano, Italy for hockey and got third place in the World Selects Invitational. One of my favorite things about Northwood is living alongside my best friends. My favorite teacher is Ms. Getz because she understands me both on and off the ice. One of my favorite things to do at Northwood is to go with my friends to watch the boys’ hockey teams play. The adjustment to the winter schedule has been ok. I actually don’t mind it. Having hockey done in the morning is easier than having it after school.

As told to Miranda Bookman ’20

Humans of Northwood: Lexi Hooper ’20


Lexi Hooper ’20 (Photo: Karli Lafferty ’19)

I am Lexi, and I’m from Charlotte, North Carolina. This is my third year at Northwood. I am known for eating applesauce between periods of my hockey games. Before coming to Northwood, I played on the Pittsburgh Penguins Elite, and I billeted with a teammate in Pennsylvania for the year. Even though I am the only person in my family to play ice hockey, my siblings and parents have been really supportive. One of my older sisters was born with no eyes or a nose, and my other sister is a preacher. I guess you could say my family is far from normal. After Northwood, I hope to attend college for pre-medicine and then go to medical school to become a surgeon, but my plans may change.

As told to Miranda Bookman

Girls’ Hockey 1-3-1 in Toronto

(November 30 – December 2, 2018) The Northwood Girls’ Hockey Team traveled to Toronto to compete in the Toronto 2 Nations tournament, finishing the weekend with a record of 1-3-1. [Read more…]

Girls Hockey Falls Short of Qualifying for States

With a chance to play for the New York State Championship on the line, the girl’s hockey team began Thanksgiving break by traveling to Buffalo to compete in the New York State playdowns in order to qualify for a spot at the state tournament in March. The tournament displayed tough competition for the Huskies, yet the girls played with diligence and didn’t take the weekend lightly. [Read more…]

Junior Team Takes Two from Jr. Islanders

(September 29-30, 2018) The Junior Hockey Team competed in their season’s first two-game home series against the Junior Islanders. The Huskies won both games.


The Huskies celebrate a goal in action at the Olympic Center in September 2018 (Photo: Mr. Michael Aldridge).

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Girls’ Hockey Sweeps First League Weekend

During Family Weekend (October 5-6, 2018), the Northwood girls’ hockey team hosted Trinity College School for a two-game series, at the Olympic Center. The girls went 2-0, sweeping their North American Prep Hockey Association (NAPHA) rivals.

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Miranda Bookman ’20 celebrates one of her two goals against Trinity at the Olympic Center.

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Junior Team Undefeated in Junior Bruins Shootout

(September 21-22, 2018), Northwood’s Junior Hockey Team traveled to Boston, MA to participate in Junior Bruins Shootout, and ended the weekend with a record of 1-0-2.

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Humans of Northwood: Rachel Hinkley ’21

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Rachel Hinkley ’21 (Photo provided)

My name is Rachel Hinkley. I’m fifteen years old, a sophomore, and I’m from Swedesboro, New Jersey. I’m on Northwood Girls’ Hockey team. There are eighteen players, including myself, in my team, and we have a lot of fun together. We are all one big family. We’ve already had some practices and games. I can’t wait for the rest of this season! So far, the year has been going well. I like all of my teachers and students in my classes. When I’m not playing hockey, I enjoy hanging out with my friends and watching Netflix. My favorite Netflix show is The Walking Dead. I think that the opportunities that Northwood offers on weekends are amazing ways to meet new people who I normally don’t hang out with. For example, I went camping and cliff jumping with Mr. Dingle once, and it was a really fun experience that I don’t get to do too often. It was fun branching out to people outside the hockey team.

As told to Miranda Bookman ‘20

Humans of Northwood: Rachel Rosner ’20

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Rachel Rosner ’20 (Photo provided)

My name is Rachel Rosner. I’m a junior and a day student. I’m originally from Carthage, NY, but I moved up to Lake Placid three years ago when I first came to Northwood. I repeated ninth grade at Northwood, but I think taking the extra year has really helped me prepare not only for college but also for the real world and life in general. It has also shaped me in a couple ways. Since Northwood is such a small community, I feel like everyone here is one big family. People have really encouraged me to come out of my shell, be more open, and express my beliefs.

I do a conglomerate of sports here. I rock climb, rec ski, and I actually started the equestrian team here at Northwood after two years of petitioning and driving my points home. The classes I’m taking this year are Honors Calculus, Honors Physics, AP Environmental Science, AP English Language, and Spanish IV/V. Everything is going really well so far, and I’m super excited to see what happens.


As told to Miranda Bookman ‘20

Girls’ hockey goes 1-0-1 in First Home Weekend

September 29-30) The Northwood Girls hockey team had their first set of home games against Niagara Jr. Purple Eagles on Saturday and Sunday at the Olympic Center. The weekend started off with a slow start; however, it ended with a better finish.


Aimee Headland ’19 celebrates a goal (photo: @nwgirlshockey) in recent action at the Olympic Center.

The first game, from the start, started with Niagara in control as they scored within the first minute of the game taking the lead 1-0. Just a couple minutes later Niagara put another one on the board pushing the score to 2-0. In the second period, the Huskies started to get opportunities as Margot Rouquette ‘20 (Defense) scored off a shot from the point making the score 2-1. Niagara wasn’t going to hold back as they added another two to the score controlling the game at a score of 4-1. In the third, Niagara had added another four to take the win 8-1.

The second game of the weekend proved to be a better game for the Huskies as they held with the Eagles without many scoring chances.

With this weekend’s game, the Huskies move to 1-1-1 on the season. Up next for the Huskies is a two-game series at home against Trinity. Follow the Girls’ Hockey Team on Facebook and Twitter for live play-by-play updates year round.

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