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Loomis Chaffee girls’ ice hockey has a long and proud tradition of excellence going back to the earliest days of girls’ prep school hockey. In the years since girls first started playing in the New England prep schools, the league has grown tremendously along with the sport, and now Loomis Chaffee plays in one of the top girls’ high school hockey leagues in the country. The team is highly competitive in Division I, regularly playing the best teams and consistently finishing in the top tier of the league.

Coaches Liz Leyden, Chuck Vernon, and Maggie Kennedy '05 work hard to combine individual skill development with systematic team play daily in practice. In addition to pushing each player to become a better hockey player, to become her “best self,” we emphasize teamwork, passion, commitment, communication, character, and excellence - in the classroom, on the ice and in life. By creating an atmosphere that supports and challenges the student-athletes, we prepare players to succeed both at Loomis Chaffee and the next level. Players have recently gone on to play collegiate hockey at schools such as Boston College, Colgate, Dartmouth, Harvard, Holy Cross, Northeastern, Princeton, St. Lawrence, UConn, UNH, Quinnipiac, Amherst, Bowdoin, Middlebury and Trinity among others.

It’s an exciting time to play hockey at Loomis as the team is poised to make a strong run in the next several years. Leyden is dedicated to bringing in the strongest student-athletes possible and the team is comprised of players from across the country. For more information about our program please contact head coach, Liz Leyden at liz_leyden@loomis.org or (860)-687-6110.

Loomis Girls Hockey in the News (please select titles below to read article):

Senior Brittany Bugalski Plays for U-18 Team USA

Coach Liz Leyden’s recent interview with Gotta Love CT Hockey

Former Loomis goalie Alex Stevenson ‘11 earns team MVP honors for Holy Cross

Former Loomis Standout Brooke Fernandez ’09 named Finalist for ECAC Hockey Award

Former Loomis forward Emily Fluke ’11 nets hat trick for Middlebury College


Sarah Wilson '05, captain of the U.S. women's streethockey team, is in Zug, Switzerland, with her team this week competing in the World Championships.

Senior Brittany Bugalski recently was named to the 2014–2015 American Family Insurance All-USA Girls Hockey Team's First Team.

Loomis girls hockey played its second home game in less than 24 hours on Saturday, shutting out the Gators of Greenwich Academy with a decisive 4-0 victory — this on the heels of the team's 7-1 win over Brewster Academy the night before.

Due to inclement weather conditions the Loomis Chaffee Athletics Department has rescheduled today's varsity girls basketball game against Taft to Monday, February 16 at 5 p.m. in Olcott. The girls ice hockey game against Pomfret scheduled for today as a make-up game will be rescheduled to a later date. Please keep an eye on the website for more information. The girls JV squash match against Renbrook has been cancelled.

The girls ice hockey team defeated the Bearcats of Hotchkiss for a second time this season, improving on its 2-0 December result with a 4-0 shut out on Saturday.
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.

Several Loomis teams host or head to holiday tournaments this week. Here is your guide to what is happening on and off the Island.

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.

Team Results
Wednesday, 03/04/2015
  vs. Kent School
New England Girls Division One Hockey Tournament Quarterfinal
L   |  1-3
Saturday, 02/28/2015
  vs. Deerfield Academy
W   |  5-0
Wednesday, 02/25/2015
  vs. Northfield Mt. Hermon
W   |  3-2
Saturday, 02/21/2015
  vs. Williston Northampton School
Loss (1-2 OT)
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Wednesday, 02/18/2015
  vs. Kingswood Oxford School
W   |  8-0
Tuesday, 02/17/2015
  vs. Pomfret School
L   |  3-0
Saturday, 02/14/2015
  vs. Choate Rosemary Hall
L   |  1-2
Friday, 02/13/2015
  vs. Westminster School
W   |  4-2
Wednesday, 02/11/2015
  vs. Hotchkiss School
W   |  2-1   |  recap
Wednesday, 02/04/2015
  vs. Gunnery School
W   |  3-0   |  recap
Monday, 02/02/2015
  vs. Pomfret School
Postponed to: 2/17, 6:00 PM, at Pomfret
Saturday, 01/31/2015
  vs. Greenwich Academy
W   |  4-0   |  recap
Friday, 01/30/2015
  vs. Brewster Academy
W   |  7-1   |  recap
Wednesday, 01/28/2015
  vs. Taft School
W   |  3-1   |  recap
Saturday, 01/24/2015
  vs. Pomfret School
Postponed to: 2/2/15, 6:00 PM, at Pomfret

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