Rhode Island Players Help St. George's Girls Hockey Team
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Dempsey '09 and Coach Trivigno of Rivers Face Olympians
It’s not often a Rivers alumna has the opportunity to face off against Olympic competitors, even less likely both a Rivers alum AND a Rivers coach will do so together on the same team at the same time. But Jillian Dempsey ’09 and Boston Pride teammate and Rivers head varsity coach Dana Trivigno have been chosen to represent the National Women’s Hockey League in exhibition games against the U.S. Olympic Team this weekend. They will travel to Wesley Chapel, Florida to play for Team NWHL as forwards against Team USA.
Beth Larcom of St. George's Has an Eye on U.S. Olympic Team
St. George's Goalkeeper Beth Larcom to play hockey at Harvard University and earned a spot on the Under-18 U.S. National team.
2015 St. Paul's Girls Hockey: New England Champions For The First Time
St. Paul’s School can call itself New England girls hockey champions for the first time in School history.
The girls varsity hockey team (22-4-2) capped off a remarkable tournament run with a 6-2 victory over No. 5 seed Pomfret in the NEPSAC Division 1 tournament finals on March 8 at the Berkshire School in Sheffield, Mass.
Governor’s alumna Alex Carpenter ’11 Named Kazmaier Award Recipient
Boston College junior and Governor’s alumna Alex Carpenter ’11 was recently named the winner of the 2015 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award. An award of The USA Hockey Foundation, the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award is presented annually to the top player in NCAA Division I women’s ice hockey who displays the highest standards of personal and team excellence.
Carpenter is the 18th winner of the prestigious award, and the first from Boston College to be awarded the trophy.
Carpenter led the nation in points (78), goals (35), assists (43), and points per game (2.23) since taking a year off from Boston College to compete in the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, on the Women’s Ice Hockey Team.
Carpenter is the second graduate from The Governor’s Academy to receive this award. Brandy Fisher ’94 was awarded the inaugural Kazmaier award in 1998 when she played forward for the University of New Hampshire.
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Rivers Captures 2015 Girls' Ice Hockey Division 2 Championship
Rivers’ girls’ ice hockey team won the 2015 NEPSAC Division II Championship by defeating Southfield 5-1 in the tournament finals at the Berkshire School on Sunday. On the way to their successful bid, the #1 seeded team beat the Gunnery 2-1 in the quarterfinals, and Berwick Academy 3-2 in the semifinals.
While the team has made it to tournament play every year for the past decade, this is the first time they have brought home the trophy.
“Although the girls led throughout the game, it still was very close,” said Director of Athletics Jim McNally. “The team led 1-0 at the end of the first period, and was up 2-1 at the end of the second. Then Southfield came out for the third period at a frenetic pace, but we were able to hold them off. Everyone, especially our goalie, freshman Meghan Gazard, was just fantastic.”
Within the first minute of the game, Sam Estes ’16 had an unassisted goal as she intercepted a clearing pass and split two defenders, sending a shot into the upper right corner of the net. In the second period, Alice Pingeon ’16 scored the second goal with assists from Lyndsey Smith ’15 and Missy Segall ’17.
In the third period, Lorraine Byrne ’17 scored her first goal of the season driving hard to the net and picking up a rebound off of the Southfield goalie from senior Jordan Cross’s shot. Emily Smith ’18 scored the fourth goal with assists from Jenna Letterie ’18 and Maddy McEachern ’16. The final goal was scored by Erin Connolly ’15, after she picked up the puck in the neutral zone and skated through the opponents’ defense to score unassisted.
“We approached the final play-off game thinking that we would keep everything simple and support each other out on the ice,” commented head coach Malcolm Spurling. “If we executed our systems and worked hard, we knew we would be successful.
“The team had played pretty consistently throughout the season and continued to play strong and confident throughout the tournament. We talked about paying attention to detail in everything that we did on the ice, and that attention really paid off.
“I give credit to the team and their leadership for listening and working hard throughout the season in our practices, and their commitment to playing our systems in all three zones on the ice. I am proud of my players and coaches for their perseverance and hard work, which has led to their success.”
Jordan Cross ’15, who co-captained the team with Laura Schmidlein ’15 and Erin Connolly ’15, was named MVP of the tournament.
Also in the NEPSAC tournaments this year were boys’ basketball which played Beaver in the quarterfinals, girls’ basketball which beat New Hampton 57-43 in the quarterfinals and advanced to the semi-finals against Tabor (40-59), and boys’ hockey which beat Tilton 3-2 and advanced to the semi-finals against Westminster (2-4)...More Information
Sophia Millerick, St. Mark's 2014, Signs Letter of Intent with St. Lawrence University
Sophia Millerick ’14 has signed a Letter of Intent with St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY. She will play women’s ice hockey for the Division I Saints.
Millerick, a Sixth Former from Waltham, MA, is a three-sport varsity athlete at St. Mark’s. In Field Hockey, she was named the Most Improved player for the 2011 team, was an Honorable Mention All-ISL selection for the 2012 NEPSAC champions, and was earned First Team All-ISL honors for this past autumn’s ISL and NEPSAC title-winning squad. Sophia was also the Most Improved player on the 13-3 SM Girls’ Varsity Lacrosse team in 2012, and was an important part of the 15-2 campaign in 2013. This spring, with Millerick again as a starter, St. Mark’s is currently 10-1 with 6 games to go.
Governor’s Alex Carpenter ’11 Named to Olympic Team
Boston College sophomore and Governor’s graduate Alex Carpenter ’11 was named to the United States Women’s Olympic Hockey Team.
SPS Girls Hockey Team to Play Governor's Academy at Fenway Park
The St. Paul’s School girls hockey team has been invited to play at Fenway Park as part of Frozen Fenway’s Independent School League hockey day. The Big Red will face ISL opponent The Governor’s Academy on January 8, 2014. Game time is 1:30 p.m.
Fenway Park has been a venue for ice hockey games since January 2010, when the Boston Bruins hosted the Philadelphia Flyers in the National Hockey League’s Winter Classic event. When the SPS girls team plays at the 101-year-old home of the Boston Red Sox, it will mark the third edition of Frozen Fenway, an event initiated to showcase the many levels of hockey that exist in and around the Boston area, including regional and league rivalries.