Final Scrimmage Tomorrow – vs. Spaulding at B.O.R. Arena in Barre, VT


Enthusiastic HHS girls ice hockey fans at first scrimmage. ‘Tis the season!

The HHS team travels tomorrow for a scrimmage at B.O.R  Arena in Barre,  Vermont .  3:30 game time.  Seating at Spaulding’s home rink  for 800- so ample room for fans. Alas, this is a scrimmage, and mid-week to boot, so perhaps the HHS team will have to travel without the HHS squad of fans that faithfully roars for home games.  They are SO appreciated!

Good luck, Marauders!  You are on a roll! Keep the focus!

Team Commitment, Values, Tradition Emphasized at Season Kick Off Meeting


The annual parent player intro meeting for HHS girls ice hockey. So much time together and commitment to team goals  makes for a strong feeling of family, year after year.

Honor the tradition! So much history behind those few simple words. Those who have been on the team, and their parents, understand the value and special meaning of those team calling card words. The program is the first sanctioned, publicly funded girls high school ice hockey team in the country.

Players- Returning players and 8 new to the HHS girls ice hockey scene (Welcome to them!), and parents gathered tonight for the annual  season’s introductory informational meeting.

Coach Dodds, supported by assistant coach Drew, and captains Mahler Meyerrose and Maddie Lyons outlined the history and expectations for the team.

Hard work in practice, every time.  Compete.  Commitment on and off the ice.  Academics are a priority! Community volunteerism.  This is a special team with a long history of excellence on many levels.    At the end of the season- better players, but importantly, also, better people. This is the tradition.

The girls were also congratulated on two scrimmage successes and strong early play vs. Essex and BFA.

There is much work ahead. Get ready! Final scrimmage is away,  vs. Spaulding on Wednesday, 12/7 at 3:30 PM, Bor Arena in Barre, VT. First game at Oyster River, Tuesday December 13 at 5:00 PM.








Scrimmage Tomorrow vs. Essex, VT -Game at Campion Rink @ 7:30 PM


Time to dress up!  All welcome to the scrimmage tomorrow!    It has been a whirlwind week  of tryouts and a couple practices. Now the team has come together.  Coaches and players are excited to initiate the season! It’s that time again!

From the Urban Dictionary: Scrimmage: “In a competitive game, when you play against another team for practice in an unranked match.”

Puck drops at 7:30 at Campion  rink.  Go Marauders!

HHS Girls Ice Hockey Welcomes New Team Members

Welcome new team members!  The 2016-2017 team has added 8 players to the team roster!

Honoring the tradition, last night Coaches Dodds and Drew handed out jerseys to:

Seniors: Syvie Alexander (21), Brittany Richard (19)

Junior: Briland Laycock (22)

Sophomores: Clara Boland (4), Margaret Lee (8), Emma Tysinger (12), Claire Yegian (31)

Freshman: Meredith Morhun (2)

Let’s get it started!

Season Opens! Try-outs, a Couple Practices, and Two Scrimmages

Welcome to the 2016-2017 HHS girls’ ice hockey season!  Things will get going quickly starting tomorrow night, and there is a lot to look forward to.  Here is the HHS girls’ ice hockey schedule for the upcoming week.  The season’s game schedule is posted under  Game Schedule and Results, “Current Season”.  Practices and game schedule google doc links  for the season will be posted by mid-week.  Team shirt and rally mantra to be unveiled soon as well.

Monday, Nov 28- Team meeting 7pm, Tryout 7:50 PM-8:50 PM

Tuesday, Nov 29- Tryout 6:10 PM-7:30 PM

Wednesday, Nov 30- Tryout 2:30 PM- 4:00 PM

Thursday, Dec 1- Practice, 5:30 AM

Friday, Dec 2-  Home Scrimmage vs. Essex, VT, at Campion Rink, 7:30 PM

Saturday, Dec 3-  Away Scrimmage vs. Bellows Free Academy, at BFA, 3:30 PM (bus at 12:15)

Good luck to all at tryouts!

Coach Dodds Taking in Some College Games to Cheer for HHS Alums; T minus one week until HHS Try-outs

Banners.jpgWith one week to go until try-outs and then a busy HHS girls 2016-2017 practice and game team schedule, Coach Dodds was logging the miles and squeezing in some visits to former players to watch their college games. Saturday Coach and Patti took in the Amherst vs. Connecticut College game and cheered on Amherst players Sarah Wagner (HHS ’15) and Eliza Laycock (HHS ’16).

National championship banners hung  at the Amherst rink, reminders of med student, our assisting HHS gals coach, and former HHS player Josie Fisher’s celebrated Amherst team.  Courtney Hanlon, also a current sophomore med student and Josie’s teammate from those championship years will again be helping with the coaching of the HHS girls ice hockey team this year.  Today, Coach and Patti are at the Northeastern vs. Boston College game, cheering on Matti Hartman (HHS’16).

Lots for our girls to be proud of and thankful for!  Honor the tradition!

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Season’s NESCAC Women’s Ice Hockey Debut for Hanover Gals at Amherst on Friday, November 18: Amherst College vs. Connecticut College


Former HHS players Sarah Wagner (HHS ’15, Amherst no. 8),  Eliza Laycock (HHS ’16, Amherst no. 14), and their Amherst teammate, Miriam Eickoff (St. Pauls ’15, Amherst no. 22), who also hails from Hanover, are ready to play in the Amherst Women’s ice hockey  season opener!  The first game of the NESCAC season for our HHS grads is this Friday! Puck drops at  7PM at Orr Rink, Amherst College. Saturday’s game is at 3 PM. Rumor has it dedicated fans Coach Dodds & Patti will be cheering among the crowd, and  HHS ice hockey players will make the trip to cheer on our Hanover girls. Go Amherst!

(You can find a link to live video coverage of the game on the Amherst website, IF you can’t make the game.)