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Tabor Upsets #2 New Hampton, 3-0

On Saturday, USHR took a drive up to New Hampton to see its beautiful new rink and watch their #2-ranked girls team take on the Tabor Seawolves. In a bit of a surprise, Tabor, behind a three-point day from BC commit Kelly Browne (2g, 1a) and a shutout from Lizzie Hanson, beat New Hampton 3-0, handing the Huskies just their second loss of the season.

After a back-and-forth first period, Browne just took over the game. First, she took a feed from Olivia Finocchiaro and scored a short-handed goal to go up 1-0. Annie Berry then put Tabor up 2-0 on a great pass from Browne. To cap the day off, Browne put a bow on the win with a great individual effort for the 3-0 final.

It’s a fact that New Hampton was hurt by the absence of star defenseman Cayla Barnes, who was in Prague helping the US U18 Team to a 3-1 win over Canada in the Gold Medal Game (Barnes was named U.S. Player of the Game.) Perhaps her absence gave Tabor’s top line a bit more room to operate.

Tabor is better than we thought on defense, with Jillian Fey moving back because top defenseman Jackie Leone was injured. And if Hanson plays as well in net as she did tonight the Seawolves will be a force to be reckoned with for the rest of the season.

New Hampton is loaded with D-I talent but were a bit of a disappointment. We saw the Huskies play the season’s opener when they stunned Nobles, 4-2, but they looked like a disinterested team Saturday. That said, Mackenzie Haberl and Taylor Curtis were impressive up front and Lauren Deblois was very solid on the back end. Look for coach Craig Churchill to get his charges back on track quickly.

We have felt all season that there has never been as much parity in girls prep school hockey as there is this year. We have now seen most of the top teams play at least once and, in our opinion, there are five or six teams – and maybe more -- good enough to win the championship. Has this ever been the case before? We don’t think so.

It’s going to very enjoyable watching this all play out as we get into the teeth of the season. Stay tuned!

 

 

Leone Leads Tabor Past BB&N

Cambridge, Mass. Senior captain Jackie Leone scored two goals to propel Tabor to a 3-1 victory over BB&N here Wednesday.

In a game between two teams looking to bolster their playoff credentials, Martha Peppes – off a feed from Olivia O'Brien -- put Tabor up 1-0 near the end of the first period. The Seawolves used a 5-on-3 advantage to extend their lead to 2-0 when Kelly Browne set up Leone for a one-timer. BB&N responded less than a minute later to cut the Tabor lead to 2-1. Knights’ captains Shannon Griffin and Kate Piacenza continued to pressure Tabor goalie Lizzie Hanson in the third period but could not tie the game. Leone scored her second of the game for the 3-1 final. Tabor improves to 6-3-0 on the season while BB&N falls to 7-5-1.

We were impressed with both teams but feel a lack of depth is going to be a problem for both teams as they try to make a run for the post-season. We’re not sure either team has enough to pull this off. Tabor is very good but relies heavily on their very talented first line of BC commit Kelly Browne, Jillian Fey and UNH commit Annie Berry. BB&N is also thin up front but their top line led by the two Griffin sisters can play with anyone. The BB&N defense did an excellent job keeping Tabor’s top line off the scoreboard.

 

 

Girls’ Prep Composite, Week of Jan. 9, 2017
Mon. Jan. 9
Holderness @ New Hampton, 4:30 pm
Portsmouth Abbey @ St. George's, 4:45 pm
BB&N @ Milton, 5:15 pm
Rivers @ Noble & Greenough, 5:30 pm
Governor's @ St. Mark's, 5:45 pm (makeup of Sat. 1/7 snow-out)

Tues. Jan. 10
BB&N vs. Noble & Greenough, 3:00 pm (S) (at Fenway Park)
Mater Dei @ Rye Country Day, 4:45 pm

Wed. Jan. 11
Tilton @ Holderness, 2:00 pm
Worcester Academy @ Exeter, 2:00 pm
Northfield - Mt. Hermon @ Deerfield, 2:30 pm
Berkshire @ Williston-Northampton, 2:30 pm
Canterbury @ Millbrook, 2:30 pm
Taft @ Pomfret, 3:00 pm
Hotchkiss @ Greenwich, 3:00 pm
St. Paul's @ Brooks, 3:00 pm
Brewster Academy @ Cushing, 3:00 pm
Choate @ Westminster, 3:00 pm
Taft @ Pomfret, 3:00 pm
Tabor @ BB&N, 3:30 pm
Lawrence Academy @ St. Mark's, 3:30 pm
Proctor @ Winchendon, 4:00 pm
North Yarmouth Academy @ Groton, 4:00 pm
Portledge @ Lawrenceville, 4:00 pm
Pingree @ Newton CD, 4:15 pm
Princeton Day School @ Hill School, 4:15 pm
Portsmouth Abbey @ Winsor, 4:15 pm
Noble & Greenough @ Middlesex, 4:30 pm
Vermont Academy @ Gunnery, 4:30 pm
Stanstead College @ Kimball Union, 4:30 pm
Loomis-Chaffee @ Kent, 4:30 pm
Berwick @ Hebron, 5:00 pm
St. George's @ Rivers, 5:00 pm

Fri. Jan. 13
Hebron @ Kents Hill, 4:00 pm
Northfield - Mt. Hermon @ Winchendon, 4:30 pm
Princeton High @ Rye Country Day, 4:45 pm
Dana Hall @ Milton J.V., 4:45 pm
Thayer @ Berwick, 5:00 pm
Beaver Country Day @ Pingree, 5:15 pm
St. Mark's @ Cushing, 5:15 pm
Southfield @ St. George's, 6:00 pm
Brewster Academy @ Andover, 6:00 pm
Pomfret @ Lawrence Academy, 6:30 pm
Canterbury @ Greenwich, 6:30 pm
BB&N @ New Hampton, 7:00 pm

Sat. Jan. 14
Rivers @ Winchendon, 1:00 pm
Hill School @ Albany Academy, 1:00 pm
Northfield - Mt. Hermon @ Westminster, 1:30 pm
Governor's @ Middlesex, 2:00 pm
Groton @ Milton, 2:00 pm
St. Paul's @ Andover, 3:00 pm
Thayer @ Southfield, 3:00 pm
Exeter @ Deerfield, 3:00 pm
Tilton @ North Yarmouth Academy, 3:15 pm
Worcester Academy @ Portsmouth Abbey, 3:30 pm
Brooks @ Lawrence Academy, 3:45 pm
Hotchkiss @ Loomis-Chaffee, 4:00 pm
Tabor @ New Hampton, 4:00 pm
Berkshire @ Noble & Greenough, 4:00 pm
Gunnery @ Williston-Northampton, 4:00 pm
Proctor @ Hebron, 4:00 pm
Holderness @ Kimball Union, 4:30 pm
Lawrenceville @ Kent, 4:30 pm
Taft @ Choate, 5:00 pm
Lawrenceville @ Kent, 6:00 pm
Millbrook @ Vermont Academy, 6:00 pm
Kents Hill @ Brewster Academy, 6:30 pm

Mon. Jan. 16
Worcester Academy @ Proctor, 5:15 pm
Loomis-Chaffee @ Westminster, 6:00 pm



Saturday's Storm Cancellations

With a winter storm warning across much of the area, a number of games will get scratched today. Please let us know, via text, email, or Twitter, if you learn of any cancellations we don't know about. We will keep this page up to date. Thank you.

Scheduled Games of Sat. Jan. 7, 2017:

Choate @ New Hampton, 1:00 pm  ppd, makeup date TBA
Kents Hill @ Pingree, 1:00 pm  ppd, makeup date TBA
Hill School vs. Team Cleveland, 1:15 pm (at Gilmour Academy)
Groton @ BB&N, 2:00 pm  ppd, makeup date TBA
Williston-Northampton @ Tabor, 2:00 pm  ppd, makeup date TBA
Lawrence Academy @ Cushing, 2:00 pm  ppd, makeup date TBA
Governor's @ St. Mark's, 2:00 pm  ppd. to Mon. 1/9 at 5:45 pm
Dana Hall @ Beaver Country Day, 2:00 pm  ppd, makeup date TBA
Lawrenceville @ St. Paul's, 2:30 pm
Rivers @ Brooks, 2:30 pm  ppd, makeup date TBA
Greenwich @ Vermont Academy, 3:00 pm  ppd, makeup date TBA
Holderness @ North Yarmouth Academy, 3:15 pm
St. George's @ Gunnery, 3:30 pm  ppd, makeup date TBA
Northfield - Mt. Hermon @ Proctor, 4:00 pm  ppd, makeup date TBA
Kent @ Noble & Greenough, 4:00 pm  ppd, makeup date TBA
Exeter @ Brewster Academy, 4:15 pm
Pomfret @ Hotchkiss, 4:30 pm  ppd, makeup date TBA
Portsmouth Abbey @ Berwick, 4:30 pm  ppd, makeup date TBA
Kimball Union @ Canterbury, 5:00 pm
Taft @ Westminster, 6:00 pm  moved up to 2:45 pm start
Tilton @ Millbrook, 6:30 pm
Hill School @ Gilmour Academy, 6:45 pm
Berkshire @ Loomis-Chaffee, 7:00 pm  ppd, makeup date TBA

 

 

Wed. Jan. 4, 2017 Notes
USHR was busy Wednesday, kicking off the New Year with the Southfield-St. Mark’s game in Southborough, Mass. Unfortunately, the game was over early as St. Mark’s jumped out to an early 2-0 first period lead, with Providence commit Caroline Peterson scoring both goals. Southfield did a nice job trying to get back into the game but the Lions were just too strong. Julianna Gong was a standout for St. Mark’s as she was all over both ends of the ice and UNH commit Lindsey Dumont also had a strong game.

Southfield looks like a team that could be there at the end with new head coach Charles Capone behind the bench. He has a decent first line to work with -- Karly Aguirre played a strong game -- and the defense looks solid, with junior defenseman Claudia Capone a standout.

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USHR also was in Cambridge to watch perennial girls powerhouse Loomis Chaffee take on the up-and-coming BB&N Knights. In a fast-paced game, Loomis won 2-0 in a game that was much closer than the score might indicate. Loomis has a first line that at times looks to be unstoppable. Both Sharon Frankel and Jess Schryver were all over the ice and seemed to have tons of offensive zonetime. Emma Flynn also had a strong game and scored a goal.

For BB&N it looks like coach Ed Bourget has done a great job of getting BB&N’s girls program back on the map with a team that can play with anyone. BB&N has several standout freshmen in Maya Mangiafico, Jenna Hallice and Morgan Griffin. Eighth grader Mia Biotti also looks like a real prospect on the blue line. Seniors Shannon Griffin and Kate Piacenza were both very effective but couldn’t buy a goal. Kim Vetrano looks like a very solid goaltender who has emerged as the #1 after a competitive tryout.

 

 

Tues. Jan. 3rd, 2017 Tournament Scoreboard

Phillips Exeter Tournament (Day 2 of 2)
At Phillips Exeter Academy; Exeter, NH
Stanstead Goes Undefeated; Wins Championship

Stanstead 1, Brooks 0
, 8:45 am
Kings 4, Vermont 1, 9:00 am
Milton 2, Exeter 0, 10:15 am
Rivers 2, Proctor 1, 10:30 am

Playoffs:
2 Cardinal vs. 2 Grey, 3:15 pm   Exeter 2, Brooks 2
3 Cardinal vs. 3 Grey, 3:30 pm   Rivers 5, Kings 3
1 Cardinal vs. 1 Grey, 4:30 pm   Stanstead 6, Milton 0 Championship Game
4 Cardinal vs. 4 Grey, 4:45 pm   Proctor 6, Vermont 0

Round-robin Standings:

Cardinal Division:
1. Milton (8 pts.)
2. Exeter (6 pts.)
3. Kings (4 pts.)
4. Vermont (0 pts.)

Grey Division:
1. Stanstead (9 pts.)
2. Brooks (4 pts.)
3. Rivers (4 pts.)
4. Proctor (1 pt.)


 

Mon. Jan. 2nd, 2017 Tournament Scoreboard

2017 Winchendon Invitational (Day 2 of 2)
Williston Blanks NMH, 4-0; Wins Championship
At the Winchendon School; Winchendon, Mass.
NMH 5, Canterbury 0
, 9:00 am
Williston-Northampton 4, Lawrence 1, 10:30 am
5th Place Game: Winchendon 2, Canterbury 1, 1:00 pm
3rd Place Game: Lawrence 7, Cushing 3, 2:30 pm
Championship Game: Williston-Northampton 4, NMH 0, 4:00 pm

Phillips Exeter Tournament (Day 1 of 2)
At Phillips Exeter Academy; Exeter, NH
Mon. Jan. 2, 2017
Milton 2, Kings 1 (OT), 9:30 am
Stanstead 4, Rivers 1, 9:45 am
Exeter 3, Vermont 0, 11:00 am
Brooks 3, Proctor 0, 11:15 am
Break
Exeter 3, Kings 0, 6:15 pm
Rivers 1, Brooks 0 (OT), 6:30 pm
Stanstead 11, Proctor 1, 7:45 pm
Milton 7, Vermont 1, 8:00 pm


 

Girls' Prep Composite, Week of Jan. 2, 2017


Mon. Jan. 2, 2017


2017 Winchendon Invitational (Day 2 of 2)
At the Winchendon School; Winchendon, Mass.
Canterbury vs. NMH, 9:00 am
Williston-Northampton vs. Lawrence, 10:30 am
Ritchie 3 vs. Wapiti 3, 1:00 pm
Ritchie 2 vs. Wapiti 2, 2:30 pm
Ritchie 1 vs. Wapiti 1, 4:00 pm

Phillips Exeter Tournament (Day 1 of 2)
At Phillips Exeter Academy; Exeter, NH
Mon. Jan. 2, 2017
Kings vs. Milton, 9:30 am
Rivers vs. Stanstead, 9:45 am
Exeter vs. Vermont, 11:00 am
Brooks vs. Proctor, 11:15 am
Break
Exeter vs. Kings, 6:15 pm
Brooks vs. Rivers, 6:30 pm
Stanstead vs. Proctor7:45 pm
Vermont vs. Milton, 8:00 pm


Tues. Jan. 3, 2017

Phillips Exeter Tournament (Day 2 of 2)
At Phillips Exeter Academy; Exeter, NH
Stanstead vs. Brooks, 8:45 am
Kings vs. Vermont, 9:00 am
Exeter vs. Milton, 10:15 am
Proctor vs. Rivers, 10:30 am
Playoffs:
2 Cardinal vs. 2 Grey, 3:15 pm
3 Cardinalvs. 3 Grey, 3:30 pm
1 Cardinalvs. 1 Grey, 4:30 pm
4 Cardinalvs. 4 Grey, 4:45 pm


Wed. Jan. 4, 2017

Tilton @ Proctor, 2:00 pm
Exeter @ Pomfret, 2:00 pm
Rye Country Day @ Greenwich, 3:00 pm
Berwick @ Governor's, 3:00 pm
Noble & Greenough @ Winchendon, 3:30 pm
Portledge @ Albany Academy, 3:30 pm
Berwick @ Holderness, 3:30 pm
Pingree @ Groton, 4:00 pm
Brewster Academy @ Kimball Union, 4:00 pm
Loomis-Chaffee @ BB&N, 4:15 pm
Thayer @ Winsor, 4:15 pm
North Yarmouth Academy @ Kents Hill, 4:30 pm
Southfield @ St. Mark's, 5:00 pm  3:30 pm
St. George's vs. Millbrook, 5:30 pm (at Choate)

Fri. Jan 6, 2017

Holderness @ Vermont Academy, 4:00 pm
Albany Academy @ Rye Country Day, 4:45 pm
Hebron @ Pingree, 5:00 pm
Winsor @ Middlesex, 5:00 pm
Southfield @ Milton, 5:00 pm
Thayer @ Tabor, 5:30 pm
St. Mark's @ Worcester Academy, 5:30 pm
Winchendon @ New Hampton, 6:00 pm

Sat. Jan 7, 2017

Dietrich Tournament @ Gilmour Academy
Choate @ New Hampton, 1:00 pm
Kents Hill @ Pingree, 1:00 pm
Hill School vs. Team Cleveland, 1:15 pm (at Gilmour Academy)
Groton @ BB&N, 2:00 pm
Williston-Northampton @ Tabor, 2:00 pm
Lawrence Academy @ Cushing, 2:00 pm (Pink the Rink Fundraiser)
Governor's @ St. Mark's, 2:00 pm
Dana Hall @ Beaver Country Day , 2:00 pm
Lawrenceville @ St. Paul's, 2:30 pm
Rivers @ Brooks, 2:30 pm
Greenwich @ Vermont Academy, 3:00 pm
Holderness @ North Yarmouth Academy, 3:15 pm
St. George's @ Gunnery, 3:30 pm
Northfield - Mt. Hermon @ Proctor, 4:00 pm
Kent @ Noble & Greenough, 4:00 pm
Exeter @ Brewster Academy, 4:15 pm
Pomfret @ Hotchkiss, 4:30 pm
Portsmouth Abbey @ Berwick, 4:30 pm
Kimball Union @ Canterbury, 5:00 pm
Taft @ Westminster, 6:00 pm
Tilton @ Millbrook, 6:30 pm
Hill School @ Gilmour Academy, 6:45 pm
Berkshire @ Loomis-Chaffee, 7:00 pm

Sun. Jan 8, 2017

Wyoming Seminary vs. Hill School, 8:45 am (at Gilmour Academy)
Lawrenceville @ Northfield - Mt. Hermon, 11:00 am
Kimball Union @ Millbrook, 12:00 pm
Tilton @ Canterbury, 1:00 pm
Wyoming Seminary @ Lawrenceville, 4:30 pm (at Gilmour Academy)

Mon. Jan 9, 2017

Holderness @ New Hampton, 4:30 pm
Portsmouth Abbey @ St. George's, 4:45 pm
BB&N @ Milton, 5:15 pm
Rivers @ Noble & Greenough, 5:30 pm

 

 

Sun. Jan. 1st, 2017 Tournament Scoreboard

2017 Winchendon Invitational (Day 1 of 2)
At the Winchendon School; Winchendon, Mass.
Lawrence 7, Winchendon 3
, 4:00 pm
Cushing 1, Canterbury 0, 5:30 pm
Williston-Northampton 6, Winchendon 1, 7:00 pm
NMH 3, Cushing 0, 8:30 pm


Around the Rinks

The puck is right there on the doorstep -- and Becca Gilmore has that look in her eyes. Nobles topped BB&N 4-1 at Fenway Park on Tuesday.
The puck is right there on the doorstep -- and Becca Gilmore has that look in her eyes. Nobles topped BB&N 4-1 at Fenway Park on Tuesday. (Photo: Dave Arnold Photography)
 
Jenna MacDonald, Lauren Jackson, and Taylor Hyland (pictured L-R) at Tuesday's Denna Laing benefit game at Fenway Park.
Jenna MacDonald, Lauren Jackson, and Taylor Hyland (pictured L-R) at Tuesday's Denna Laing benefit game at Fenway Park. (Photo: Dave Arnold Photography)
 
Nobles 8th grade D Jenna MacDonald has a BB&N attacker tied up in Tuesday action at Fenway Park.
Nobles 8th grade D Jenna MacDonald has a BB&N attacker tied up in Tuesday action at Fenway Park. (Photo: Dave Arnold Photography)
 
BB&N's Kayla Dunn (12) and Nobles' Abby Volo (9) battle for net-front position in Nobles' 4-0 win at the Harrington Tournament Saturday morning.
BB&N's Kayla Dunn (12) and Nobles' Abby Volo (9) battle for net-front position in Nobles' 4-0 win at the Harrington Tournament Saturday morning. (Photo: Dave Arnold Photography)