Season Recap: Girls’ Varsity Hockey


Aleeza Riaz, Contributing Writer

Girls Varsity Hockey (GVH) Captains Ashley Hallice, Sophia Kennedy, and Gali Levy (all ’22) supported team members both old and new throughout the season. With many new to high school hockey, the captains used strategies to promote growth, patience, and teamwork. Each week, GVH Coach Ed Bourget ’96 and the entire team set a goal. The captains did the same before each game.

“We would set three goals for ourselves before the game, and we would keep looking at them during the game,” Sophia said.

Such goals included increased shooting and keeping a positive mindset. The trio aimed to boost morale by connecting on and off the ice, Gali said. They met for team dinners and created traditions like psyches on game days. GVH ended the season with a record of 11-3-9.

“We have a lot of talented teammates and the work ethic has always been there,” Gali said. “We became a better hockey team and showed resilience by ending the season with a winning record despite a tough beginning.”

Upperclassmen on the team taught through example this season, Coach Bourget said.

“Seniors have been setting the example through their hard work and perseverance,” he said.

Before the Harrington Christmas Tournament, an inter-scholastic tournament hosted by Noble and Greenough School and Milton Academy, the team united with good spirits before they played, Teagan Kilpatrick ’25 said.

“We were so happy and energized and played a good game against a great team,” she said. GVH ended their season by qualifying for the Patsy Odden (large school) NEPSAC Girls Ice Hockey Tournament, in which the six top large NEPSAC schools compete against one another, excluding those who qualified for the Elite 8 Tournament. As of March 3, GVH was headed into the semifinals as second seed.