Winsor Varsity Ice Hockey Takes on Fenway!

By Avery Harrison

In the midst of a busy and competitive season, the Winsor Varsity Ice Hockey Team recently traveled to Boston’s very own Fenway Park, home of the Red Sox, to compete against Beaver Country Day School’s girls hockey team. The Winsor team is coached by Winsor Latin teacher and Winsor hockey alum Ms. Burke as well as assistant coaches Delaney Stokes and Anna Tedeschi. Additionally, the team is led by senior captains Ally Kennedy and Meredith Tangney and consists of players from Class II to Class VIII. Kennedy commented, “The whole team had such a fun time! It was an amazing experience getting to play in such a famous stadium!”

Each winter, Fenway Park transforms its baseball field into a hockey rink. Layering a sheet of ice and surrounding it with hockey boards, Fenway soon turns into what is referred to as “Frozen Fenway.” Not only do the Boston Bruins and various other NHL teams play on this outdoor rink throughout the winter, but so do a few local colleges and other high school teams. The Winsor team was thrilled to compete inside Fenway Park. 

On the night of the game, many Winsor students and teachers, as well as family members of athletes on the team, gathered in the stands to watch the game on what turned into a beautiful snowy evening. Not to mention, the team was extra busy that night, competing in a double header that day. Before coming to Fenway, they played in a competitive home game against Portsmouth Abbey in their North End rink. However, the team was not afraid to take on another game, and they came onto the ice with much excitement and team spirit. Ariana Rowe ’24 who watched the game said, “It was so cool watching my own high school team playing in the Red Sox stadium, and I could feel their positive energy radiating off [them] throughout the entire game.”

The Winsor team fought hard through all three periods of the game. Goalkeeper Talia Dwyer ’26 defended the Winsor net solidly, making some incredible saves. Seniors Clara Eikeboom ’23 and Natalie Pan ’23 as well as Class II students Ruth Ness ’29 and Sonia Shroff ’29 were forces to be reckoned with out on the ice. After a hard fought game, the team fell short to Beaver in a score of 1-5. Nonetheless, Dwyer said that “playing at Frozen Fenway was such a cool experience, and I am so grateful we had this opportunity.” Winsor Varsity Ice Hockey will be wrapping up their season at the end of February, but The Banner encourages all Winsor fans to stop by the North End and watch a game, especially for their upcoming Senior Day game on February 17 when they will face Beaver again. We wish them the best of luck throughout the remainder of their season!