Monday, January 14, 2013
Despite a strong effort on Saturday at Ristuccia Arena, the Wilmington girls hockey team lost to the Red Devils, 6-4.
Though the Wilmington girls hockey team played well for much of Saturday's tilt against visiting Burlington, it wasn't enough for the Lady Wildcats who fell to the Red Devils, 6-4. Burlington hopped out to a 3-0 edge before Adrianna Kippenberger cracked the scoreboard for the first Wilmington goal. But the Red Devils dropped to 3-8 on the season with their second straight setback. The Lady Wildcats, however, did win three of four games prior to their latest skid.
Monday, February 13, 2012
Joe McMahon, only head coach in Wilmington girls hockey program history, steps down unexpectedly.
Nearly all of the players on the Wilmington girls hockey team are eligible to return next season. Still, the next campaign for the Lady Wildcats will feature one major difference. Head coach Joe McMahon resigned suddenly about two weeks ago in the midst of what is now a 2-14 season. Though McMahon declined to get into specifics, he said the resignation came due to conflict with a small group of parents. In addition, McMahon will no longer coach the girls tennis team this spring, and added that he likely will never coach again. “It definitely leaves a bad taste in my mouth that one parent or a few parents can conspire to do something like this,” said McMahon. “I spent a lot of time with these kids, and I taught them a lot more than just …
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Team features just one senior on the ice.
It’s safe to say this year’s Wilmington girls hockey team will be growing together. The Lady Wildcats, who open their 2011-12 campaign on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. with a home tilt at Ristuccia Arena, feature just one senior and two juniors. “It’s always a positive when you can keep some players for four years and beyond,” said head coach Joe McMahon, whose team moves into the Middlesex League this year. “They’ll be put right into the competition. It’s going to make them a much better team in the long run.” Returning player Jane Farrell is among the forwards who will see significant ice time, along with Katie MacDougall, Caroline Robarge, Chloe Castellano, Ryan Gautreau and Michaela McLaughlin. In the mix as regulars on defense are Lauren …