Girls Ice Hockey

Girls Ice Hockey

During the 2000-01 season – just the third year of coeducation at The Hill - a group of girls who were interested in playing ice hockey joined the JV “B” boys’ team before forming a dedicated girls team at the end of the season. The next winter, the first varsity girls hockey team took to the ice, and the program shortly thereafter became established in the Mid-Atlantic and New England. Since those early years, the program has gradually elevated its stature and has reached the top tier of prep hockey in North America.

The Lady Blues play an arduous schedule including opponents from the New England Prep Athletic Council (NEPSAC) and independent prep teams from across the continent. The 30-35 game schedule includes independent prep rivals Lawrenceville, Shady Side Academy, Gilmour Academy, and Northwood and top New England programs such as Tabor, Westminster, Kent, St. Paul’s, Phillips Exeter, Deerfield, Millbrook, Brooks, Thayer, Berkshire, Gunnery, Canterbury, Worcester Academy, and Winchendon. The team plays an increasingly difficult schedule each year including several top exposure events attended by college coaches.

The coaching staff believes that structure, attention to detail, and hard work are the building blocks of success, but most importantly a mentality of playing for The Hill.  Comprehensive off-ice conditioning is available throughout the offseason, led by Hill's full-time strength and conditioning staff. During the season, the team typically is on the ice six days a week, and utilizes off-ice time for video instruction and team-building activities. In addition to our four full-time faculty coaches, a goaltending coach provides position-specific instruction and support on-and-off the ice throughout the season.

As important as our tangible success is, our program takes the most pride in the overall experience our student-athletes have both within and outside the hockey program. We take pride in how well our alumnae perform at the collegiate level, both academically and athletically. Our student-athletes have committed to or gone on to study and compete at top Division I and Division III colleges/universities, including Boston College, Cornell University, Pennsylvania State University, Sacred Heart University, Adrian College, Bowdoin College, Chatham University, Connecticut College, Elmira College, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Middlebury College, Utica College, Wesleyan University.

Our program is housed in the Hall/Eccleston Arena, which is a part of The Hill’s modern and historic Athletics Complex in the heart of campus. The ice goes down in late-September, and is available to our student-athletes until the conclusion of the season. The rink holds 500 spectators and contains state-of-the-art facilities.

For more information on the girls’ hockey program please email Head Coach Ari Baum or fill out the online inquiry form below.