The girls’ varsity hockey program seeks to cultivate the team’s level of play, cohesiveness, and resilience and develop each player’s skills, knowledge and love of the game. We emphasize being coachable, working hard, and being competitive with and supportive of one’s teammates.
Practices are progressive and develop players’ skills and knowledge through repetition, multiple touches on the puck, and small games that simulate situational play. Off-ice programs complement the on-ice experience, as we have season-long strength and skills programs and frequent video analysis. Ultimately, our goal is not only for Holderness hockey players to be recruited to college hockey programs, but to know the games so well they become integral parts of their college teams.
Several Holderness student-athletes have gone on to play hockey at the NCAA level at schools including Colby, Bowdoin, Wesleyan University, Middlebury, Brown, Connecticut College, Williams, and Lake Forest.
The Bulls almost pulled off the upset vs their rival New Hampton Huskies on Monday night. The Bulls scored early in the first period with a laser of a shot that found the upper corner by Allia Piccinni. The scored remained 1-0 until the third period. The Huskies scored 2 unanswered goals before Morgan Sisson answered with a goal with 5 minutes left. The Huskies scored the game winner with under three minutes to play to win the game. Kirsten DiiCicco was sensational in net kicking out 41 saves. The Bulls travel to Tilton on Wednesday for a rematch with the Rams.
The Bulls opened the 2019 year with a long trip to Vermont Academy. The Bulls got on the scoreboard often and early. Four different players tallied goals. Kristina Grzeszczuk, Olivia Branch, Morgan Sisson, and Sydney Fascetta all found the back of the net for the Bulls. The Bulls continued to dominate play the rest of the game. Solid defense was provided by Drea Chin, Mackena Hubert, Lauren Feeley, and Darby Palisi. The Bulls outshot the Wildcats 37-12. Kirsten DiCicco made it tough for the Wildcats to make any sort of comeback. The Bulls are on the road again Saturday Jan. 5 traveling to Falmouth, ME to take on NYA. The Bulls move to 6-4 on the season.
The Bulls traveled to Yarmouth, ME after a long trip to Saxtons River, VT. The girls were mentally tough and came up with an important NEPSAC win 4-2. The offense was led by Morgan Sisson with 3 goals. Olivia Branch also got on the scoring sheet. Gwen Bowler made 19 saves enroute to the victory. Julia Knight and Allia Piccinni turned in solid games adding energy in all three zones. Bulls are back at it on Monday vs Lakes Region power New Hampton.