(Varsity Head Coach)
(Varsity Assistant Coach)
(Varsity Assistant Coach)
(JV Head Coach)
*Thanks as always to Island Source (formerly Vineyard Bottled Water) for donating the water in the varsity locker room for the season.
* All home varsity games are available on demand at MVTV. Thanks to Ann Lemenager, and all our sponsors, for making the games available.
* Thanks to Robin Davies for the great pictures that are available on this site and the "Friends of Girls Hockey" Facebook page.
* Girl's Hockey Auction is Saturday, February 1 at the Ocean View. Please come and support the program.
* Raffle tickets are available from and of the players. Hotel in Boston and tickets to the Bruins game are the grand prize.
Algonquin 3, Martha's Vineyard 2 (February 26, 2014- MIAA Tournament)
Martha's Vineyard showed resiliency throughout their first round state tournament game, but time ran out as they attempted to battle back from a two-goal third period deficit. Algonquin proved themselves to be a strong and experienced group, but the Vineyard used strong goaltending, good team defense and team character to hang in until the final buzzer finally signaled the end of their season.
Seniors Callie Jackson, Alex Clark and Haven Huck pitched in for the unfortunate loss of senior co-captain Emily Hammett to provide solid examples for their teammates, and again reinforced what they meant to the program for the last four seasons. Jackson'g goal in the second period (assisted by Alex Clark) cut the Algonquin lead to 2-1. A late second period tally from the visitors could have deflated the Vineyarders, but a strong second half of the third period created drama at the Martha's Vineyard Arena.
Junior Sydney Davies knocked in a rebound of a Kylie Hatt point shot, and the Vineyard had renewed life down only 3-2. The last four minutes showed the teams determination, as they bore down in an attempt to send the game into overtime. Two glorious chances in the last two minutes were denied by the Algonquin netminder, and time eventually ran out on the home team.
Martha's Vineyard holds their collective heads up high after another wonderful season. The seniors leave with a legacy of 40 wins, three consecutive state tournament appearances and the understanding that they helped build Martha's Vineyard girl's hockey into a respectful winter fixture for the island to be proud of.
Congratulations to four varsity players who were named to the SEMGHL Southeast Division All-Star team. Senior co-captain Callie Jackson, junior center Aubrey Ashmun, junior wing Sydney Davies and junior defenseman Olivia Ogden were all selected to represent the Vineyard in the annual all-star game that will be held Saturday, February 22 at Bourne's Gallo Arena.
Marshfield 4, Martha's Vineyard 3 (February 20, 2014) Marshfield put a damper on the Vineyard's senior day festivities, with two goals in the last five minutes, including the game winner with just over 30 seconds remaining. With the victory, the Rams handed Martha's Vineyard their first league loss of the season. Despite the setback, the Vineyard earns first place in the SEMGHL Southeast Division, with a 8-1-1 mark, and gets ready for the 2014 State Tournament with a 10-6-3 overall record.
Seniors Haven Huck, Alex Clark, Emily Hammett and Callie Jackson were honored before the game. Each made a huge contribution to the team this year, and the girl's program over the last four years. Hammett earned the Vineyard's first goal of the afternoon against Marshfield, and Huck was credited with a helper in the third period.
Olivia Ogden recorded her first varsity goal to tie things at 2-2 just over five minutes into the third period. Junior defenseman Erin Hegarty followed less then two minutes later to pace the Vineyard to a 3-2 lead. A Vineyard penalty set up Marshfield's tying tally, and the Rams got the game-winner in the last minute.
Martha's Vineyard 9, Nauset 0 (February 1, 2014)
Seven different Vineyarders found the back of the net, and Martha's Vineyard followed up their thrilling victory over D-Y, with a dominant performance on Saturday at Martha's Vineyard Arena. With the win, Martha's Vineyard punched their ticket to the 2014 state tournament for the third consecutive season.
It was only fitting that the four seniors filled up the scoresheet. Alex Clark got things started less then a minute into the contest. Clark finished with two goals and two assists. Callie Jackson (two goals and one assist) notched the next Vineyard tally, Emily Hammett (one goal and two assists) scored late in the first, and Haven Huck finished the game with three assists.
Sophomore Meg Burke and freshman Julia Levesque scored their first varsity goals in the third period, and all 17 positional players had ample time to join in the game victory that enabled Martha's Vineyard to celebrate the ultimate team accomplishment.
SKATE WITH SANTA
The Martha's Vineyard varsity hockey team opened up their pre- season slate at the annual Cape & Island Hockey Jamboree. Hosted by Steve Noll and Sandwich High School, the Jamboree is organized to highlight the growth of girls hockey on the Cape, but more importantly, the event raises money for Children's Cove.
This was the first time the 2013-2014 team was on display. New players; Jackie Hegarty, Meg Burke, Katrina Lakis, Kylie Hatt, Julia Levesque, Ellie Hanjian and Julia Bettencourt joined the 12 returning varsity players.
The Vineyarders played Bourne and Sandwich and were quite impressive in both games. While the contests showed plenty of areas the team needs to address, the games were spirited and highlighted the potential for a good season.
The players presented Coach Noll with a check for $250. The money was donated through a team collection, and reflected the character of the kids that are a part of this program.