Girls pg 9 1-10-19

The Woodstock Academy girls’ ice hockey team is going to have to get used to traveling over the state lines to Rhode Island this season.
The Centaurs have recently picked up several games with their Ocean State neighbors and found out so far that the competition can be difficult.
The Centaurs lost to Warwick, R.I., 5-2, at Thayer Arena in Rhode Island Jan. 4 and then saw their record slip to 1-3 with a 6-0 loss to the Connecticut Northern Lights Jan. 6 at the Jahn Ice Rink at Pomfret School.
“We’ve set up a couple of games with Rhode Island and Burrillville (whom the Centaurs have scrimmaged), Warwick and Cranston are all in the middle of the standings in Rhode Island. Warwick was a good team and we played pretty well against them,” said Woodstock Academy co-head coach Sean Farrell.
The Centaurs did have some adversity to overcome as a couple of players had to sit out the first period for missing a practice earlier in the week.
The Centaurs gave the game puck to Sydney Haskins after the game as she scored both of their goals.
The freshman got her first career goal off assists from Eliza Dutson and Ashleigh Angle in the second period.
She scored her second career goal also in the second period off assists from Dutson and Ellie Jellison.
“She was excited to get her first two goals. She almost had a third one which would have tied the game in the third period. She has a lot of potential and you can see that in her. She just has to put the work in to see that to fruition,” Farrell said.
Hannah Clark, a freshman, and Brynn Miller, an eighth-grader, both performed well in the game, according to Farrell.
Farrell said he feels that the Centaurs fit in against the Rhode Island folks.
“It was a very even game, easily could have gone either way and if we have our full team for three periods, I think it would make a difference,” Farrell said.
The Northern Lights had some pretty experienced skaters on their side, according to co-head coach Jeff Boshka, and handed the Centaurs the loss.
Farrell was happy with the play of the Centaurs third line.
Emma Strandson, Regan Stuyniski and Kileigh Gagnon did not allow a goal to the Northern Lights during their shifts.
Marie Gravier was solid in goal in the loss, stopping 35 of the 41 Northern Lights shots. The Centaurs had only 24 shots of their own, but won the face off battle, 18-16.
Marc Allard
Sports Information Director
The Woodstock Academy


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