W. Ice Hockey opens 2-2

After losing 4-2 at home to the University of Massachusetts in Boston on Sunday, the Colby College women’s hockey team has a 2-2 record going into December.

The Mules opened up NESCAC play with a tough 6-3 loss at Bowdoin on November 20, but came back with a late 4-3 overtime win against the Bears on home ice the next day. Three days later, they extended their win streak with a 2-1 victory over University of Southern Maine.

The Mules are looking to build off of last year’s 14-11 record, and have high hopes for another winning season, especially with a whopping 20 returning players including eight of their nine top scorers from last year. Those returners include goalie Jess Thulin ’18 and co-captain Katie McLaughlin ’17, who had seven goals and 12 assists last year. Brooke Gary ’18 is excited to see what this season will hold. “We did a lot during the off season to really come together as a team and get excited for the upcoming season,” she said.  “We built off last year and formulated a set of goals to help us be successful. I’m excited to see them play out on the ice. We already beat Bowdoin once, so we’re off to a good start,” she added. Teammate Jackie Seymour ’18 agrees. “I’m most excited to see how this season plays out. We have a different schedule and are playing some new teams,” she said. “We had a good team last year and have pretty much the same team [this year], so it should be a good season.”

Despite finals week ahead, the Mules kick off a series of road games against Hamilton on December 4.