WINCHENDON, Mass. (February 22, 2017) – Despite piling up a 31-13 advantage in shots on goal over the first two periods, the third-seeded Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team headed for the third period stuck in a 1-1 tie with fifth-seeded Saint Michael’s on Wednesday night at Jason Ritchie Ice Arena. Senior forward Marisa Ketterman (Palmer, Alaska) needed just 42 seconds in the final stanza to rectify the situation, as she put home the game-winning goal off a faceoff to help pull the Ravens to a 3-1 win in the first round of the New England Hockey Conference Open Tournament.
WORCESTER, Mass. (February 18, 2017) – Facing an early-afternoon road start less than 16 hours removed from the conclusion of Friday’s Senior Night festivities, the offense for the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team came up empty on Saturday at Holy Cross, in the regular-season finale for both squads. The Ravens were outshot 36-14 on the day, as they suffered a 3-0 defeat in New England Hockey Conference play at Hart Recreation Center. Sophomore forward Sam Girard scored the game-winning goal and later added an assist for Holy Cross.
WINCHENDON, Mass. (February 11, 2017) – It was just the third goal of her senior season, and she scored it on Senior Night. More impressive still, it came in the third period and would stand as the game-winning goal in the final regular-season home game for her and her eight fellow seniors. It was a storybook moment on Friday night at the Jason Ritchie Ice Arena for senior forward Nina Danforth (Stratford, Conn.), who swatted home a rebound 5:28 into the third period to break a 3-3 tie and lift the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team to a 4-3 victory over visiting Castleton. Fellow senior forwards Michelle Holmes (Goffstown, N.H.) (1-1-2) and Lanie Matsumoto (Fort Collins, Colo.) (0-2-2) had two points each for the Ravens in the New England Hockey Conference contest.
WINCHENDON, Mass. (February 11, 2017) – Freshman defenseman Delaney Guimont (Bedford, N.H.) and freshman forward Meg Gilbride (Braintree, Mass.) put home first-period goals on Saturday evening and the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team never looked back, as it rolled to a 6-0 win over New England College at Jason Ritchie Ice Arena. Senior forwards Alex Brolsma (Bloomington, Minn.) and Michelle Holmes (Goffstown, N.H.) scored twice each in the New England Hockey Conference victory for the Ravens, while Brolsma added a pair of assists as well for a four-point game.
Ravens women's ice hockey will open up its sixth season of competition on Friday night. The team jumps right into the fire, with a home-and-home against Holy Cross to open the season. On Monday afternoon, our Matthew Janik chatted with sophomore defenseman and alternate captain Delaney Guimont to preview the season. Guimont discussed the upcoming games, how the leadership team has worked to build chemistry with the freshman class and about her recent training of a service dog.
Ravens women's soccer recently had a three-game winning streak snapped, but still sits in good position in the NE10, with a big test coming up at Adelphi this weekend. On Monday, our Tyler Aragao caught up with first-year head coach Jonathan Garbar to assess the state of the program. Garbar discussed his adjustment to life in Rindge, the building of a culture within the program and mentioned -- but did not show off -- his stellar dance skills.
Our favorite shots from the week that was in Raven Nation. Photos from Sept. 25 through Oct. 2, 2017.
Shaun Millerick joined Ravens men's ice hockey as an assistant coach a year ago, and takes the reins himself for the first time in 2017-18. On Monday, our Bryce Johnson sat down with coach to talk about his expectations for his first season as head coach, his team's leadership, and his arachnid-based fears.