HOOKSETT – Nashua’s Sophia Hausberger was a really busy hockey goalie on Sunday evening.
However not as busy as she’s going to be. Hauserger collected 31 saves for Staff Dunn in Sunday’s third annual New Hampshire Women Excessive Faculty Hockey Invitational All-Star Recreation at Tri-City Ice Enviornment.
The occasion introduced collectively high expertise from prep faculties, private and non-private excessive faculties and junior packages, with the stipulation that the women reside in New Hampshire. And it was probably Hausberger’s final aggressive occasion earlier than she heads to Austria within the fall to compete in that nation’s girls’s league, Bundesliga.
She competed the final 4 years at New Hampton Faculty, and is ready to play for Merrimack School within the 2023-24 season. However first, she is hoping to open some eyes in Austria to maybe make the nationwide girls’s staff there. She has twin citizenship.
“I am over the moon, I am so excited,” she stated. “This was a superb heat as much as prepare for the season over there,” Hausberger stated. “It is a dream of mine to play on the Austrian Nationwide Staff, I’ve twin citizenship, however to (qualify) I’ve to play a season on a membership staff over there.
“My cope with Merrimack School labored out that I may take a ‘hole 12 months’ and play on a staff over there. I am so excited.”
She received a exercise in a recreation through which Staff King (the groups had been named after former New Hampshire Olympians Tricia Dunn and Katie King) trailed 6-1 however rallied.
“They began to play very well, they began passing, and had a lady open in entrance of the web,” Hausberger stated.
However more often than not she was equal to the duty. Will probably be that approach in Austria, for certain, as she’s prone to be one among three goalies competing for time on her staff. She leaves for Austria to start out the season over there on Sept. 10.
ONE MORE TIME
Bishop Guertin standouts Julie McLaughlin (Merrimack) and Jenna Lynch (Brookline) had been capable of be on the ice collectively one final time in Sunday’s Junior-Senior recreation, taking part in for Staff King. McLaughlin, who graduated from BG final month, leaves for Concordia College in Ann Arbor, Mich. in just a few weeks to start her collegiate lecturers and proceed her hockey profession whereas Lynch can be again to guide the Cardinals for her senior season. McLaughlin had a aim in Sunday evening’s recreation. Each are former Telegraph Gamers of the 12 months, Lynch in 2021 and McLaughlin this previous winter.
“It was sort of surreal, actually,” Lynch stated. “We performed with one another for some time, even earlier than BG. Simply our final recreation collectively, we had been speaking about it earlier than, too, simply how excited we had been to be taking part in collectively for one final time.
“It’s going to be fascinating subsequent 12 months with out right here (at BG), however it’ll be a superb 12 months.”
FINALLY A CHANCE
One other Nashuan, Kenzley Goode, simply completed her freshman 12 months at Cushing Academy and was lastly capable of play within the Freshmen-Sophomore Recreation, gained by Staff Mounsey over Goode’s Staff Flanagan, 5-3.
Goode, daughter of the occasion’s creator/founder, Nashua businessman Jon Goode (and former Silver Knights VP), spent the primary two years serving to her dad placed on the occasion.
“It was superior being part of it, lastly, and never simply watching,” stated Goode, who began on protection for Staff Flanagan. “It was very nice.”
Goode, who attended BG for her junior excessive years earlier than heading to Cushing, stated after experiencing one season the hockey on the prep college was intense.
“It was actually quick paced,” she stated. “However you get shut with everybody on the staff. It is superior.”
Goode was simply impressed with the competitors Sunday after lastly experiencing it.
“It is loopy seeing how good these New Hampshire women are and the way a lot the women program (statewide) has constructed. It is simply superior taking part in on the market in my state with all one of the best women.”
PLAYERS OF THE GAMES
Staff Mounsey topped Staff Flanagan within the frosh-soph recreation, 5-3, with Brentwood’s Lauren Roeder (Valley Junior Warriors) scoring two targets to earn Participant of the Recreation honors.
Staff Dunn topped Staff King 7-5, and the POG was Windham’s Mia Langlois (Cushing Academy) with two targets and an help. Langlois is headed to Northeastern.
In the meantime, in between video games there was a Quickest Skater Competitors, with rivals timed as they skated mainly the perimeter of the rink. Profitable that was one other Windham resident, Julia Pellerin (New Hampton), who was slightly below 15 seconds. If that final identify appears to be like acquainted, she is the daughter of former NHL participant Scott Pellerin.
EVENT GETTING BETTER
Two years in the past, on account of COVID, the preliminary occasion had restricted attendance and only one recreation. Final 12 months it was lastly the best way Jon Goode envisioned, and this 12 months in his opinion it was even higher, held just a few weeks sooner than the primary two years on account of rink and participant/workers availability.
“I believed it went nice,” Goode stated. “The most important distinction was that we needed to flip away so many ladies this 12 months. We had so many requests from folks desirous to play within the recreation, most likely the largest distinction from the primary 12 months.
“The sport has actually grown to the purpose the place it is actually one of the best of one of the best of the 603. All of the compliments I received was how good the hockey was.
“It is grown tremendously. We have had extra sponsors than we have ever had.”
Proceeds from the occasion profit the New Hampshire Women Hockey Affiliation.