The Rumsey Girls’ Varsity Ice Hockey team traveled to Kennett Square, Pennsylvania this weekend to compete in the annual Upland Country Day School Invitational Hockey Tournament. The Blue Dogs had a challenging schedule on Saturday, facing off first against a talented Upland team. The Rumsey girls came from behind and beat the tournament hosts 5-4 in an exciting and faced-paced game.
Later that afternoon, Rumsey played well against the eventual tournament winners, Bux-Mont Catholic, but lost the game 7-2. Rumsey’s morning matchup on Sunday featured a shut out from Blue Dog goaltender, Morgan Brown, as the girls beat the Jr. Flyers 4-0. Following a thrilling matchup between Upland and Bux-Mont Catholic that ended with an overtime victory for Bux-Mont Catholic, Rumsey needed to beat New Cannan to hold the runner-up spot in the tournament. New Cannan hit the ice firing on all cylinders, but the Rumsey goaltending and solid defense limited their chances and Rumsey came out on top with a 6-5 win and second place overall in the tournament.
Throughout the weekend, The Blue Dogs enjoyed the company of their gracious host families and fellow competitors from the other schools. They played with sportsmanship and class all weekend and were thrilled to be a part of this great tradition.
- Coach Kinsella