FRAMINGHAM – A combined Brookline/Newton South hockey team shut out the Framingham High girls team on Monday afternoon at Loring Arena.
The 3-0 loss ended the season for the Flyers and it was the final game for five seniors on the team.
The Flyers end the season 3-17-1 overall, and 0-16-1 in the Bay State Conference, with its new head coach Mitch Mortali.
The Flyers spent a lot of time on defense Monday, and were a bit slower to the puck, than in previous games this season.
“There were a lot of emotions out on that ice,” said Mortali after the game. “For some of the girls, hockey ends today. And even for the returning players, they known that today is the last time they will skate with some of these girls.”
Mortali said he was happy that the girls became a team this season, who had fun on the ice, and “had each other’s backs.”
He was also happy to establish a relationship with the youth hockey program during this first season.
Mortali said he loved that the senior class helped to develop a positive, fun atmosphere for the the team.
Senior Kaycie Downing wore the C all season for the team. She is a “true leader and great person from a great family,” said Mortali .
She “stepped up and went back to defense because it was best for the team, despite it not being best for her individual stats but still finished with 16 points,” said Mortali of his captain.
Junior captain Katie Puumala led the Flyers this season in scoring, following by freshman Georgia Parker.
Leading the team’s defense was senior captain and goaltender Emma Lowry.
She “loves the game and someone who leads by example and worked hard every day,” said Mortali. “She was the backbone of the team on most nights and made many, many big saves for us.”
Senior Chloe Willis was the team’s other goaltender, and on Monday started as a defenseman for the Flyers.
“She is called Smiley and talked to the returners about keeping the family attitude going and having each others backs,” said Mortali. “She played amazing vs. Stoughton in a 6-2 road win” for the Flyers.
Senior Michelle Quigley “worked hard and led by example as well,” said Mortali. She “scored some big goals including a tip in vs. Norwood by going to the net hard and the second goal in a 2-2 tie vs Newton North” on Framingham Youth Hockey night.
Senior Marley Sepinuck is a “great teammate and loves the game,” said Mortali. “She was a whiz with hockey trivia and all the girls liked and respected her for her work ethic. She left it all out there Monday vs. Brookline in the senior game.”
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