BSM has a rich history of girls hockey. They are looking to get back to the days of Kelly Pannek and Caitlin Reilly scoring a million points and going 22-2-1.
They’ve got a really solid group of youngsters that could flip a 2017-2018 record of 9-14-2 into a record of 14-9-2 in 2018-2019 and be on track to get to a 20+ win season by the time the current group graduates. Last season they took Blake to OT before losing but they had some games where their inexperience came through and cost them some games in which they should have one. They go through the meat grinder to start this season by facing Breck, Minnetonka, EP, Edina and Blake in 5 of their first 8 games but the schedule eases up a bit after that.
Sophomore forward and Boston University commit Olivia Haag is coming off a really good USA Hockey 15s National Camp where the feedback from the college coaches was she was one of the best forwards there. She does not have great size but that does not hold her back. She is really good on her edges, strong on her skates, understands how to use her body to gain leverage, and is really quick. Freshman/UMD commit Mackenzie Rich has a very heavy shot and plays with an edge….sometimes to the point of being a liability. For her to reach her full potential she needs to reign that in a little bit and she will get there. Sophomore D/Vermont commit Anna Podein will be patrolling the blue line where she plays with a lot of tenacity. As she gets a little older and gets physically stronger she will only get better. Sophomore D and Brown commit Abby Hancock provides a some consistency and grit. Sophomore goalie Carly Greene is really talented. She has great size, moves well, and is technically sound. She is at her best when fully engaged.
It will be fun to watch this group grow and have more success in the years to come.