Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Girls hockey head coach Marty Conley has the Red Devils poised for their first ever postseason appearance.
The following questions were answered by Marty Conley, the head coach of the Burlington girls hockey team that recently clinched a postseason berth for the first time in program history. What has been the key to the team's success this year, making the postseason for the first time ever? Some of that experience that we gained last year when were still really young helped. Having the year of varisty was helpful for the big group of eighth graders we had. It’s essentially the same team this year, and that extra year has been huge. It’s a much different level going from girls youth hockey to varisty. The other part is the girls confidence growing in themselves and each other as the season has gone along. They can see for themselves they were …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
The senior captain and five-year starter is a big reason the Burlington girls hockey team is making its first ever postseason appearance this year.
For the first time in her five-year career, Sara Walsh’s girls hockey season will go on a bit longer than originally planned. Walsh, a team captain and five-year starter for the Red Devils, is among the key players for the Burlington team that will head to the playoffs this year for the first time in school history. “It’s been a long road,” said Walsh. “We’ve had a losing record every year I’ve been here and there have been some tough times. But now to have turned that around, it’s been awesome to be a part of it.” In the early stages of the campaign, it appeared it would be more of the same for the Red Devils. Burlington came out of the gates with a 2-6 start to the campaign, but they’ve lost just once since, winning seven times in that …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The boys hockey team dropped a 3-1 decision to the defending Division 2 champion Wildcats while the girls snagged a 6-4 win.
The results were mixed for the Burlington hockey teams in Wilmington on Saturday. In the first game of a doubleheader, Sean Murphy scored a goal late in the first period to knot things up at 1-1, but Wilmington recaptured a 2-1 edge in the second period. Though the Red Devils had a solid scoring chance with 57 seconds to play, Wilmington goalie Drew Foley kicked it away and the defending Division 2 state champion Wildcats went on to a 3-1 win. Following that game, the girls hockey team took the ice and cruised to a 6-4 victory over Wilmington after pouncing out to a 3-0 second period lead.