It was a homecoming for more than half of women’s hockey team when the squad traveled to Canada to face off with some of Canada’s best collegiate squads in the Concordia Tournament.
The Red opened the exhibition tournament with a loss to McGill, 4-1, despite a 32-19 advantage in shots on goal, yet bounced back to record a 5-2 victory over Ottawa and a 2-1 win over Wilfred Laurier.
The Red showcased its offensive prowess against Ottawa, as eight Red players tallied multiple points, catapulting the team to a 5-0 lead in the second period.
Against Wilfred Laurier, sophomore Jen Munhofen was the catalyst for both Red goals, which were scored by sophomore Andrea Skinner and senior Alison Simpson.
The two victories gave the Red a fifth-place finish in the tournament.
The team had more of a struggle back in the U.S. against familiar foes. First up for the Red was a pair of ECAC teams, Yale and Princeton.
The Bulldogs proved to be too much for the Red, despite freshman Beth Baronick’s 38 saves, and the Tigers took advantage of a late power play opportunity to seal their 4-2 victory at Lynah. Scoring for the Red was assistant captain Jamie Ramenofsky, on assists from freshman Caroline Scott and sophomore Caitlin Warren. The second goal was scored by Scott, with assists from junior defender Lara Kelly and Warren.
The Red received much of the same in the following weekend at Niagara, where the Red dropped a pair to the Purple Eagles, by scores of 3-2 and 3-1.
Scoring the Red’s lone goal in the 3-1 defeat was Scott on an assist from classmate Halina Kristalyn. The goal was Scott’s second during the four game stretch over winter break, and her third point. Baronick also added 36 saves in the defeat.
Ramenofsky spoke of the performances of the team’s younger players: “Caroline and Beth have been doing well on their own