The KUA Varsity Ice hockey team honored their three seniors in the final game of the 2020-2021 season. Hannah Wiczek, Kate French, and Kat Maniatis all played their final career game for KUA. We are grateful for all that these seniors have contributed to the program and the community throughout their time at KUA.
The Wildcats left nothing on the ice for their final game of the season. Coming back from a tough loss the previous night the team was ready to go from the start. Sophomore Avery Holland scored the first goal of the game, also her first career goal. Abby Flanagan scored the next goal of the night. Mo McBride scored two goals in a row. Delaney Williams assisted her second goal. Abby Flanagan Scored the final game of the night with an assist from Audrey Donahue and Lucie Turcotte.
Goalie Shannon Moran also had a very nice game, only letting one goal pass throughout the three periods. Senior Molly French played a fantastic game on defense as she worked hard to keep the puck in the zone. Kat Maniatis also played an excellent game as she put a record number of shots on goal.
The Wildcats finished up an excellent and somewhat different season rising to the challenge of playing in masks and without fans in the stands. They finished up the year with an impressive 8-2 record.
KUA played a tough game against Brewster Academy Friday night. Early on in the game, the Wildcats had some trouble burying the puck. The second period yielded the first goal of the night. Abby Flanagan scored the goal with an assist from Lucie Turcotte. Going into the third period, the Wildcats were down 4-1 but were fired up and ready to turn things around. Delaney Williams scored first with an assist from Lucie Turcotte. Kate French was next to score the final goal of the night for KUA. The Wildcats fought hard through the rest of the game. Unfortunately, there was not enough time to make up the score, and the Wildcats lost a 5-3 game.
The Wildcats went into this game ready to defend their undefeated title. With an early goal from New Hampton School, KUA battled hard and refused to give up. New Hampton scored two more goals over the following two periods. A five-on-three powerplay towards the end of the third period yielded some excellent opportunities, unfortunatly, the Wildcats were unable to score. While a defeat is disappointing, the Wildcats still have an excellent 7-1 record this season.