Ice Hockey Returns to Beaver

Girls’ Ice Hockey Returns to Beaver

Back in 1925, when Beaver was just five years old, the school’s girls’ ice hockey program was a little different than what you would find today. The girls played outside on makeshift rinks that required a good snow shoveling prior to play. And protective gear was decades away from making an appearance. Hockey wasn’t a competitive sport either; the girls played during P.E.

Beaver girls play outdoor hockey in 1925.

Beaver girls play outdoor hockey in 1925.

We don’t know when the outdoor ice rinks disappeared and ice hockey stopped being played at Beaver, but after a long hiatus, the new girls’ varsity ice hockey team brings the sport back to Beaver – albeit in a more modern form.

The team took to the ice for its first game on Wednesday, December 7 at Pingree. Despite having only nine 6:00 a.m. practices before the game, the girls played hard and competed until the final horn.

Beaver ice hockey today.

Beaver ice hockey today.

“We are thrilled to establish a girls’ ice hockey program at Beaver,” said Athletic Director Sherry Levin. “It’s great to see all the energy and enthusiasm that the team and coaches have generated. I have admired their hard work and dedication in starting a new program that will establish a successful future.”

The team’s first home game will be on Saturday, December 17 at 1:30 p.m. at BB&N’s Nicolas Athletic Center.

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