By Megan Sladish ’25
Coming up to the middle of the winter sports season, girls’ varsity hockey has been staying steady, and they are hoping to get a few more wins in the books for the end of January. The girls are hosting Lawrenceville and The Hill School at the Linen this weekend. For the week leading up to this weekend, the team has been holding a fundraiser benefiting the Concussion Legacy Foundation, hoping to raise money and awareness. On Saturday, January 21st, their game against Lawrenceville will be a white-out event to help raise awareness for CLF. In addition, there will be a brief ceremony before the puck drop that highlights CLF’s work and, in addition, a speech given by Junior forward, Jo Wimler.
Before we go too far into what’s coming up, let’s give a brief rundown of the girls’ record. So far, their overall record is 4-6-2, while their league record is 3-4-2. The girls have been consistently working hard and battling against each and every opponent, with their last game being against our rival, Canterbury.
On January 18th, the girls traveled to Canterbury to face them head-to-head in a heated battle. This was a personal game for the players and the Frederick Gunn School, as there was a Canterbury point on the line. Throughout the game, both teams continued to battle back and forth, having chances on both ends. The game stayed scoreless throughout the first, second, and third periods leading up to OT. With only 2 minutes into OT, Jo Wimler puts the puck in the back of the net, assisted by Jordan Hopping. Emily Krauss stayed solid in the net with her second shutout of two games played against Canterbury. Way to go, girls! It was yet another great day to be a highlander.