Girls’ hockey dreams of state this season

The BSM girls’ hockey team celebrates after beating Breck last season.

The BSM girls’ hockey team is finally getting their season underway. They will play an eighteen-game season with their first game that was on January 14 against Bloomington Jefferson in which they won 1-0 and their last game will be on March 11 against Wayzata. The girls are returning their three leading scorers and starting goalie from last year’s team.

With the season getting underway and due to Covid-19 the girls will be required to wear masks on and off the ice and they are also not allowed to get dressed in the locker rooms. “It can be difficult to wear the mask at times and not be able to get ready in our locker room. Overall, we are just excited to play again,” senior assistant captain Theresa DeCesare said.

Graphic by Carson Limesand

The girls have a hard schedule this year with many big games they are hoping to win. Winning these games will build their team’s confidence for when it’s time for sections. “Some key games to win this year would be against Eden Prairie, Edina, Wayzata, and Minnetonka,” senior captain Abby Hancock said.

With the fact that many girls are returning from their 2019-2020 team, they believe that this year can be a very special year. “Our whole team is practically returners. I think this is quite important to our performance on the ice because since we have been skating together for so long, we know how to work well together. We understand how each teammate plays and we have gotten used to each other’s habits on the ice,” DeCesare said.

Just like any team, the BSM girls hockey team has set some goals for themselves this season. They are coming into this season hopeful and prepared. “Our goal as a team is to win state. Well over half our team is made up of upperclassmen, and I am very confident that after having played together for the past 2-3 years that we will be able to reach that goal,” Hancock said.