Lady Wreckers Hockey Defeated at The Arena at Harbor Yard Fundraiser

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The girls' Ice Hockey team strategizes before the game starts. | Photo by Kate McNee '11.

Kate McNee ’11 and Becca Boborow ’11
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The girls' Ice Hockey team strategizes before the game starts. | Photo by Kate McNee '11.

The girls ice hockey team played at the Arena at Harbor Yard, home of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on Saturday, Jan, 9. The game was held at the arena to raise money for the girls ice hockey program, and to also, “Let the girls experience playing on a professional rink,” said Coach David Rollison.

Regardless of their many attempted shots and saves Daniel Hand High School of Madison, Conn., defeated the Lady Wreckers 5-0.

“It was a solid effort,” Gwen Moyer ’11 said.

The game started out evenly, as Daniel Hand did not score until 11 minutes into the first period. It was shot from the left corner that narrowly slipped under goalie Moyer.

However, the first goal created momentum for Daniel Hand: they scored three consecutive goals in the next three minutes in a series of chaotic plays around the goal, making it 4-0.

Despite these quick goals, Jenn Hoets ‘11, Kate Shanahan ‘11 and Brittany Hamlin’11, made several strong offensive plays. However they were stopped by the Daniel Hand goalie.

Moyer made an impressive 13 saves, keeping Daniel Hand from scoring again for the rest of the first period, and for half of the second. Moyer was substituted for Emma Kahn ’11 with 7:55 minutes left in the second period.

Freja Andrews ’11 was a key component of the defense, making clears throughout the game.

“We made awesome defensive plays, we had them scoreless in the second period,” co-captain Abbie Beckoff ’10 said.

Beckoff also contributed to what Coach Rollison said was one of “the most exciting plays of the game,” which was a breakaway all the way down the ice that resulted in a shot.

“That goalie robbed us, we got a lot of great shots off,” Hoets said.

Daniel Hand scored again in the third period, although Staples’ defense and wings including Charlotte Axthelm ’12 and Jenna Chusid ‘11 stopped them from taking as many shots as they did in the previous two periods. Kahn made nine saves, including one that she caught in the air.

In the third period, Staples’ girls were determined to score.

“The fact that we were down made us want to grill into that goalie,” Hoets said.

However, Daniel Hand held off their numerous shots, and continued to bring the puck into Staples’ defensive area.

The team is playing Daniel Hand again next week at Staples’ home arena in Shelton. The team has resolved to do better.

“We know what they look like now; we’ll come out on top next week,” Chusid said.