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Assabet U10 Reds Capture State Championship in New England Girls Hockey League

Assabet U10 Reds Championship Team (credit - Michael Ensley)
Assabet U10 Reds Championship Team (credit - Michael Ensley)

The Assabet U10 Reds, a girls’ hockey team comprised of 9 to 11 year old players, ended their amazing, magical, undefeated season with a 2-0 victory over the Boston Junior Eagles, March 9, 2014, to win the U10 State Championship Title for Massachusetts Tier 1 Girls Hockey of the New England Girls Hockey League (NEGHL). In an earlier morning game, Assabet shut out the North Shore Vipers, 4-0, to advance to the championship. The games were played at the New England Sports Center in Marlborough.

With three minutes left in the game, Kara Goulding scored what turned out to be the winning goal, giving Assabet a slim, 1-0 lead. Teammate Sophie Ensley, of Sudbury, picked up the assist. Avery McKinney scored a minute later, adding an insurance goal to seal the championship for Assabet.

Assabet finished its perfect season with a 25-0-7 record, recording five consecutive victories in post-season play. The team scored a total of 149 goals and allowed only 25 in 32 regular and post-season games. Assabets' opponents were the Bay State Breakers, the North Shore Vipers, the East Coast Wizards, the Massachusetts Spitfires, and their championship game opponent Eagles. Team chemistry, solid teamwork, and the dedication of coaches and supportive parents paved the road for Assabet’s incredible accomplishments. 

In post season play, Assabet scored 22 goals, recorded four shutouts, and surrendered just one goal.

The team is comprised of players from the following Massachusetts towns: Acton, Belmont, Cambridge, Harvard, Littleton, Lynn, Medfield, Newburyport, Newton, Sherborn, Southborough, Sudbury, Townsend, Wakefield and Westford; one player hails from Kingston, New Hampshire.

Assabet’s post-season scores:

Game 1:                       Reds 2, Bay State Breakers 0

Game 2:                       Reds 6, North Shore Vipers 1

Game 3:                       Reds 8, Massachusetts Spitfires 0

Semi-Final:                   Reds 4, North Shore Vipers 0

Championship:             Reds 2, Boston Junior Eagles 0

Assabet U10 Reds:

Goalies:  Caelen “CJ” Jahnle, Caroline “CK” Kelly.  Defense:  Kristina Allard, Jade Arnone, Francesca Caterina, Keri Clougherty, Elena Junkala, Bridget Santos.  Offense:  Sophie Ensley, Avery Gardner, Kara Goulding, Isabel Hulse, Jillian Loebs, Hannah MacLeod, Meghan McCarthy, Avery McInerny, Emerson O’Leary.  Coaches:  Laurie Ensley, Steph Jahnle, Robin MacLeod. 

Congratulations to the Assabet U10 Reds!!!! 


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