The Women's World Hockey Championship is being held in Buffalo, NY and Loomis Chaffee senior Brittany Bugalski is one of two goalies representing Team USA on the 2015 U.S. Women's National Under-18 Team.
The girls varsity hockey team opened the winter season with two strong games at home against Northfield Mount Hermon and Nobles. The team won 1-0 over the Hoggers on Wednesday and tied the Bulldogs on Saturday.
For several of the Loomis girls varsity hockey players, it has been a busy summer chock full of hockey. Senior Brittany Bugalski, sophomore Linda Essery, and incoming junior Paige Capistran all attended the U18 USA Hockey National Development Camp while sophomore Sharon Frankel and Head Coach Liz Leyden took part in the U14/15 USA Hockey National Development Camp in St. Cloud, Minnesota for a week in July.
The Loomis girls hockey team knew they had to play hard last week to land a spot in the post-season tournament. They needed to post wins against both Northfield Mount Hermon and Deerfield, playing both games in a span of less than 24 hours.
Loomis Chaffee opened the girls hockey season at home on Wednesday when Deerfield came to the Island for a game that almost every year is decided by one goal. That pattern held true again as the Savage Johnson Rink hosted a great tilt between these two top New England teams.