Two Teams, Three Big Wins: Boys and Girls Varsity Hockey Team-up To Kick Cancer
Boys and girls varsity hockey teamed-up together with Millbrook Kicks Cancer to host Pink the Rink on Wednesday, January 29th. This annual hockey event brings the campus community together, spreads awareness about breast cancer, and raises funds - over $500 this year - for cancer research.
Donning bright pink jerseys, both teams secured big wins in the Bontecou Rink; girls varsity hockey defeated Hotchkiss (2-1), and boys varsity hockey defeated Williston Northampton (7-2).
"The girls showed a true display of conquest and character," said Head Girls Varsity Hockey Coach Erica (Shapey) Freymann. "They were relentless in their pursuit of the win." And they were, scoring the winning goal with just six minutes left in the game.
Hotchkiss broke the ice early with a goal four minutes into the game, and Millbrook tied it up at the end of the first period with a goal from Abigail Ainley '22. After a scoreless second, the teams entered the third period tied (1-1). With just six minutes left in the game, Bailey Tymeson '20 won a defensive zone face-off to Nikki Bessinger '21, who took the puck up the ice. A misstep by a Hotchkiss defender created an opening for Bessinger '21 to drive wide and put it over the Hotchkiss goalie's shoulder for what would end up being the game-winning goal. Catherine Champagne '20 was also a wall in the net, good for 30 stops on 31 shots. She showed incredible rebound control and vision through traffic.
Following the girls varsity hockey victory, the boys took to the ice and earned a definitive win over Williston Northampton. This is their fourth consecutive win, bringing their overall record to 16-7-0.
"We have tremendous momentum right now, and I'm really proud of these boys," said Head Boys Varsity Hockey Coach Vinnie Sorriento '96. "We are all looking forward to resting up over the upcoming long week and coming back focused in February." Nicholas Rexine '20 (2), Jacob Percival '21 (1), Robert Southwick '21 (1), Jacob Creasy '21 (1), and Andrew Kimball '20 (1) all scored goals, and goalie Owen Hains '21 had 18 saves.
Congratulations to both teams for their wins, both on and off the rink. GO MUSTANGS!
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