(Varsity Head Coach)
(Varsity Assistant 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.
Dennis Yarmouth 2, Martha's Vineyard 1 (February 18, 2016)
Martha's Vineyard finished their 2016 season with a solid effort that showed the growth the team has made over their 20 game season. Despite the emotions that consumed the team with the Senior Day festivities that honored the three departing Vineyarders, the home team battled to the end before dropping a 2-1 decision to the strong team from DY.
Before the game Belle Dinning, Jackie Hegarty, and Meg Burke were recognized for their contributions to the Martha's Vineyard program over the last four seasons. All three followed up the ceremony with memorable games that they can be proud of. Dinning played an inspired game as the first line center, Hegarty played her usual stellar came in between the pipes, and Burke was aggressive at left wing and even earned an assist on the Vineyard goal in the third period.
The afternoon of hockey summed up the entire team's improvement. The last several games, despite not finding the win column, showed how much progress each player has made. And as a team the last week, the Vineyarders battled strong teams from Plymouth, Marshfield, and DY late into games.
Thursday's game against the Dolphins, a team the Vineyard lost to 6-1 earlier in the season, went down to the final buzzer. A second period goal from the visitors put the home team in a 1-0 hole, and then a goal half way through the final period seemingly put things out of reach. However, Martha's Vineyard pulled Hegarty with just under two minutes left, and Genny Kent found the top right corner with 1:32 left in the game. While a late flurry couldn't tie the game it did show the resiliency the Vineyard displayed much of the last part of the season, and it was a fitting conclusion for the team and the three departing seniors.
MVRHS graduates Callie Jackson (Nichols College) & Aubrey Ashmun (Holy Cross) before and after their game on 2/19/16
Before the Sandwich game at Gallo Arena, both teams took a moment to honor the injured women's professional hockey player, Denna Laing (#14). Laing's determination and inspirational messages in the face of her "new challenge" has united the hockey community.
Coach Steve Noll and the Sandwich team invited Martha's Vineyard to help send a message back to Denna. The Vineyard was obviously excited to be a part of a movement that is bringing attention to Denna's message.
Here is Denna's message from her Facebook page:
For a long time I have been looking for a new challenge. Even though I was not expecting it be this, here we go. Lets start from the beginning, the best day of my life. I woke up on a beautiful 31st of December and got my dunks because #required. I drove to the rink and walked in with the pack, my pod, and my gold pumps. When we got in there, there were individual name plates and merchandise from the NHL. All I could think about was it was like Christmas. We immediately all had to try everything on. Here are some of the candids of the gals. Then had to sit around for about an hour and then try getting on and off the bus with our skates! We got a police escort and we thought we could find TB12 because we pulled up right into the player tunnels. We got out into some small locker rooms. Bobby gave us his pre game speech and we walked on and saw the field for the first time. I had debated back and forth whether or not to bring my phone and man am I glad I brought it. It was the most beautiful hockey rink I've ever seen. After those first few minutes of skating around tragedy struck. You know the rest.... but I dont want you to feel bad for me. This is a moment to remember for Women's Hockey. We made history that day and I would never take those moments back.
Thank you for the moments.
The 2014-2015 season wrapped up with the annual end-of-the-year banquet at the high school. Both the JV & Varsity teams honored their players for a great season.
With seniors Olivia Ogden and Aubrey Ashmun finishing their hockey careers, their mom's Jeanne and Cathy "graduate" from their important roles on the Booster Club board.
Jeanne and Cathy both dedicated countless hours to the program. The Club is on outstanding financial footing, but most importantly, their unwavering love and support of the Club will be impossible to replace.
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