Bishop Stang High School announces its first girls’ varsity ice hockey game in its over 50-year history at Bishop Stang.
“We are proud to be the only MIAA member school offering girls’ varsity ice hockey in all of the greater New Bedford, Fall River and Southcoast areas,” said Ryan Sylvia, Athletic Director at Bishop Stang. “Sports provide an invaluable experience of teamwork, focus and dedication that carries through all levels of life and supports positive academic success. At Bishop Stang, we are committed to offering a diverse range of athletic opportunities so each student can find their passion.”
Bishop Stang’s first varsity game will be against King Phillip/Wrentham at 8:00 pm at Hetland Memorial Rink in New Bedford on Wednesday, December 18.
“After 20 years of playing ice hockey and five years of coaching, I’m thrilled to be able to lead the first girls’ varsity ice hockey team at Bishop Stang High School,” said Coach Darlene Mauretti. “Offering girls’ varsity ice hockey is a great addition to our athletic programs as we are one of the very few teams in the area at this level.”
The Bishop Stang girls’ varsity ice hockey team will be competing at the MIAA division two level and a member of the Southeastern Massachusetts Girls Hockey League (SEMGHL). The team is eligible for State tournament qualification based on league standings and overall record. Schedules are located on the school website under “Athletics”. The home rink is Hetland Arena in New Bedford
“The team has a great variety of skill level from beginning skaters to those with years of experience,” said Girls’ Varsity Ice Hockey Captain Kyleigh Good of Rochester. “Every time we all get together it’s all positive attitudes. Everyone gets excited because they know they got to contribute to the first-ever Varsity Girls’ Ice Hockey team at Bishop Stang.”