Alpine Ski Race — Varsity Boys

Jan 9, 2024 vs Kimball Union Academy

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Jan 17, 2024 vs Cardigan Mountain / KUA / Proctor / Vermont Academy / Brewster / New Hampton / Holderness / Dublin School, Second Place

Cardigan Mountain: 10
SPS: 16
Kimball Union Academy: 37
Proctor Academy: 63
Vermont Academy: 67
Brewster Academy: 88
New Hampton School: 101
Holderness School: 112
Dublin School: 112

Jan 24, 2024 vs Holderness / Cardigan Mountain / Proctor / KUA / New Hampton / Brewster / Dublin

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Jan 31, 2024 vs Holderness School / Brewster Academy

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Feb 7, 2024 vs Cardigan Mountain School / New Hampton School / Kimball Union Academy, Third Place

SPS vs Cardigan Mountain School, Loss 26-13
SPS vs New Hampton School, Win 26-94
SPS vs Kimball Union Academy, Loss 26-25

Feb 14, 2024 vs NEPSAC Championships, Third Place

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Feb 21, 2024 vs Lakes Region Tournament, Second Place

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Alpine Ski Race — Varsity Girls

Jan 9, 2024 vs Kimball Union Academy

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Jan 17, 2024 vs Holderness / KUA / Proctor / Brewster / Dublin School / New Hampton, Third Place

Holderness School: 12
Kimball Union Academy: 16
SPS: 33
Proctor Academy: 35
Brewster Academy 54
Dublin School: 57
New Hampton School: 75

Jan 24, 2024 vs Holderness / Cardigan Mountain / Proctor / KUA / New Hampton / Brewster / Dublin

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Jan 31, 2024 vs Holderness School / Brewster Academy

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Feb 7, 2024 vs New Hampton School / Kimball Union Academy, Second Place

SPS vs New Hampton School, Win15-37
SPS vs Kimball Union Academy, Loss 15-6

Feb 14, 2024 vs NEPSAC Championships, Fifth Place

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Feb 21, 2024 vs Lakes Region Tournament, Second Place

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Basketball — Varsity Boys

Nov 29, 2023 vs Proctor Academy

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Dec 2, 2023 vs Belmont Hill School, Loss 75-79

Big Red Falls in Double OT at Belmont Hill

The Big Red traveled to Belmont Hill for our season opener, claimed an 8-point lead at half thanks to a scoring barrage from Teigan Pelletier, but let the lead slowly slip away in the second half. In the final seconds, Belmont Hill tied the game to send it to overtime. In the first overtime, St. Paul’s got down early, but tied it up in the final minute on two separate occasions—a 3-pointer from Landon Clark, followed by a hard-driving layup by Clark. In the second overtime, Belmont Hill took control of the game and St. Paul’s could not come back. The Big Red showed grit, competitiveness, and teamwork throughout. In the loss, Pelletier finished with 29 points and 10 rebounds, Luke Newhall added 11 points and 6 rebounds, Landon Clark had 8 points and 8 rebounds, and Mekhi Simmons finished with 7 points and 8 rebounds.

Dec 6, 2023 vs Noble and Greenough School, Win 70-53

Big Red Gets First Win on the Road at Nobles

The Big Red hit the road for another game on Wednesday, traveling to Noble & Greenough School. SPS was slow to get off the bus, only putting up 23 points in the first half to Nobles’ 29. In the second half, thanks to tenacious defense and fast break offense, the Big Red exploded for 47 points en route to a decisive victory. In the win, Teigan Pelletier logged another terrific game with 24 points and 8 rebounds, Landon Clark added 16 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 assists, Luke Newhall got into double digits again with 13 points and 5 rebounds, and Ethan Downey-Lamprey scored an efficient 10 points.

Dec 9, 2023 vs Thayer Academy, Loss 55-61

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Dec 15, 2023 Class A Winter Classic vs Taft School, Loss 38-54

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Dec 16, 2023 Class A Winter Classic vs Brunswick School, Loss 63-66

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Jan 6, 2024 vs Kimball Union Academy, Loss 46-65

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Jan 10, 2024 vs Tilton School, Win 68-54

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Jan 12, 2024 vs Brewster Academy, Win 74-70

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Jan 13, 2024 vs Austin Preparatory School, Win 69-45

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Jan 17, 2024 vs Holderness School, Win 67-55

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Jan 20, 2024 vs Loomis Chaffee School, Loss 68-73

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Jan 24, 2024 vs Proctor Academy, Win 68-51

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Jan 26, 2024 vs Groton School, Win 72-35

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Jan 27, 2024 vs Vermont Academy, Loss 51-71

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Jan 31, 2024 vs Phillips Exeter Academy, Loss 60-69

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Feb 2, 2024 vs Dexter Southfield School, Win 74-64

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Feb 7, 2024 vs New Hampton School, Loss 62-80

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Feb 9, 2024 vs Williston Northampton School, Win 67-64

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Feb 14, 2024 vs Phillips Academy Andover, Win 60-54

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Feb 16, 2024 vs Deerfield Academy, Win 69-49

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Feb 17, 2024 vs Milton Academy, Loss 66-77

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Feb 21, 2024 vs BB&N, Win 77-59

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Basketball — JVA Boys

Dec 2, 2023 vs Northfield Mount Hermon School, Loss 35-40

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Dec 8, 2023 vs Tilton School, Loss 60-63

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Dec 9, 2023 vs Thayer Academy, Loss 38-53

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Dec 13, 2023 vs Austin Preparatory School, Loss 47-54

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Jan 10, 2024 vs Proctor Academy, Win 47-40

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Jan 13, 2024 vs New Hampton School, Win 52-27

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Jan 17, 2024 vs Kimball Union Academy, Win 49-46

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Jan 20, 2024 vs New Hampton School, Win 57-30

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Jan 24, 2024 vs Proctor Academy, Win 49-33

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Jan 26, 2024 vs Groton School, Win 58-46

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Jan 31, 2024 vs Phillips Exeter Academy, Loss 39-41

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Feb 7, 2024 vs Brewster Academy, Loss 54-57

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Feb 9, 2024 vs Dexter Southfield School, Loss 40-61

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Feb 14, 2024 vs Phillips Academy Andover, Win 57-54

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Feb 16, 2024 vs Deerfield Academy, Loss 43-49

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Feb 17, 2024 vs Milton Academy, Loss 54-56

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Feb 21, 2024 vs Brewster Academy, Win 70-44

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Basketball — JVB Boys

Dec 6, 2023 vs Brewster Academy, Win 59-23

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Jan 10, 2024 vs New Hampton School, Loss 44-47

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Jan 27, 2024 vs Kimball Union Academy, Win 46-36

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Feb 10, 2024 vs New Hampton School, Loss 53-57

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Feb 17, 2024 vs Brewster Academy, Win 53-26

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Feb 21, 2024 vs Kimball Union Academy, Win 47-36

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Basketball — Varsity Girls

Nov 29, 2023 vs Proctor Academy

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Dec 2, 2023 vs Groton School, Loss 21-61

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Dec 8, 2023 vs Holderness School, Loss 31-59

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Dec 9, 2023 vs Deerfield Academy, Loss 44-56

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Dec 14, 2023 Deerfield Holiday Tournament vs Deerfield Academy, Win 40-38

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Dec 15, 2023 Deerfield Holiday Tournament vs Lawrenceville Academy, Win

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Dec 15, 2023 Deerfield Holiday Tournament vs BB&N

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Jan 6, 2024 vs Pingree School, Loss 30-45

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Jan 10, 2024 vs Kimball Union Academy, Loss 46-62

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Jan 13, 2024 vs New Hampton School, Loss 13-59

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Jan 17, 2024 vs Proctor Academy, Win 51-48

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Jan 20, 2024 vs Tilton School, Loss 16-73

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Jan 26, 2024 vs Phillips Exeter Academy, Loss 25-39

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Jan 27, 2024 vs Lawrence Academy, Loss 52-68

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Jan 31, 2024 vs Vermont Academy, Win 49-42

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Feb 10, 2024 vs Brewster Academy, Loss 37-54

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Feb 14, 2024 vs Thayer Academy, Win 46-38

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Feb 17, 2024 Eight School Tournament vs Phillips Exeter Academy, Loss 38-52

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Feb 17, 2024 Eight School Tournament vs Deerfield Academy, Win 55-38

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Feb 19, 2024 vs Phillips Academy Andover, Loss 38-49

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Feb 21, 2024 vs Kimball Union Academy, Loss 51-56

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Basketball — JV Girls

Dec 2, 2023 vs Tilton School, Loss 16-24

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Dec 6, 2023 vs New Hampton School, Loss 31-47

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Dec 9, 2023 vs Deerfield Academy, Loss 10-46

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Dec 13, 2023 vs Phillips Academy Andover, Loss 20-35

Big Red Drops Road Game to Big Blue

SPS kept it close for 3 quarters, then Andover pulled away in the 4th. Mady Wood had a great game, grabbing lots of rebounds and scoring 6 hard earned points underneath. Dakota Martinez played lock down defense and Jennifer Yung-Coak did a great job in the paint. India Lathrop hit a last second bucket off of a rebound.

Jan 10, 2024 vs Kimball Union Academy, Win 52-18

Big Red Scores Big Win Against Wildcats

St. Paul’s dominated an inexperienced KUA team right from the start with strong defense and multiple steals leading to layups. All 15 players earned substantial minutes on the floor with 10 people scoring in a very balanced attack. Patalie Viprakasit played strong defense, had several steals, and scored a game high 14 points. Mady Wood dominated the boards and scored 8 points. Bianca Ihekwoaba hit a big 3 pointer in the second half and played some point guard. Yuna Hong also did well in her first opportunity to play the point, played solid defense and had a couple of buckets. Tahlia Muthaiah also did well at the point.

Athlete of the Week: Patalie Viprakasit played strong defense, had several steals, and scored a game high 14 points in a dominant win over KUA. She has been a key player on our team all season and totally took charge of this game.

Jan 17, 2024 vs Brewster Academy, Loss 15-32

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Jan 20, 2024 vs Tilton School, Loss 17-25

Big Red Goes Close Against Tilton

SPS had their best defensive performance of the season against a tough Tilton team. Stopping just about everyone on the Tilton squad, the Big Red couldn’t find an answer for their point guard who had 20 of their 25 points. India Lathrop had some strong rebounds to go along with her five points, including an early 3-pointer. Patalie Viprakasit had six points and Mady Wood added four points and she took control of the boards.

Next up for Girls JV Basketball is Phillips Exeter on Wednesday.

Jan 24, 2024 vs Phillips Exeter Academy, Loss 17-34

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Jan 27, 2024 vs New Hampton School, Loss 19-24

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Jan 31, 2024 vs Proctor Academy, Loss 17-31

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Feb 7, 2024 vs Kimball Union Academy, Win 31-28

Big Red Earns Win vs Wildcats

KUA came back from 11 points down to go up 1 late in the 3rd quarter but SPS turned up the defense down the stretch and held the lead for the last 3 or so minutes. Mady Wood played minimal minutes but still lead the team in scoring with 10 including two key free throws with under a minute to play. Beatrice Selch did great work under the boards and added a bucket. Yuna Hong put in solid minutes at the point and had 4 points. Katy Scott played great defense and hit a nice outside shot and a layup for 4 points. Monika Principal had some steals and knocked down 3 points as well. Jennifer Yung-Coak grabbed rebounds and added a bucket. Bianca Iheckwoaba also added a bucket and Patalie Viprakasit added 4 points.

Athlete of the Week: Mady Wood is a game changer. She has been controlling the offensive and defensive glass all season and has a nose for the basket. She grabs double figure rebounds every game while averaging almost 10 points and a good number of assists per game She makes all her teammates better.

Feb 10, 2024 vs Brewster Academy, Loss 15-21

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Feb 14, 2024 vs Thayer Academy, Loss 23-26

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Hockey — Varsity Boys

Dec 1, 2023 vs Brewster Academy, Win 4-2

Big Red Moves to 2-0 on the Season

On Saturday afternoon, the St. Paul’s School varsity boys hockey team traveled to Tilton School to take on the “Rams” for their second straight Lakes Region contest of the year and second game of the 2023-2024 season. When the last second ticked off the clock, the “Pelicans” skated off the ice with a 7-2 win. The game was much closer than the final score indicates, however. The “Big Red” had a two goal lead after the first period, but the score could have been much different if not for Fourth Form goaltender Blake Truchon’s (South Burlington, VT) stellar play between the pipes; the “Delphian” club member stopped thirty-eight of forty Tilton shots. Several St. Paul’s School skaters had multiple points in the game. Anderson Kilbourne ̕26 (Duxbury, MA) led all scorers with two goals and an assist. Rutland, Vermont native Patrick Cooley̕ ̕25 had a goal and two assists, and Lyme, New Hampshire assistant captain Jack Stadheim ̕24 earned “the playmaker award” with three assists. Other notable contributions came from Lino Viau ̕24 (Los Angeles, CA) with two goals, Harry Dermody ̕25 (Bedford, NH) with a goal and an assist, and Conley Bohan ̕24 (Concord, New Hampshire) with two assists.

The “Pelicans resume action Wednesday afternoon when they travel over to Saxtons River, VT to take on the always tough “Wildcats” at 4:30 pm. We hope to see you there!

Dec 2, 2023 vs Tilton School, Win 7-2

Big Red Downs Bobcats in Opening Matchup

In the opening game of the 2023–2024 hockey season, the St. Paul’s School boys varsity hockey team fell behind a good Brewster “Bobcat” team in the first few minutes of play at the Pop Whalen Ice Arena in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. After five minutes of play and limited damage while shaking off the early season jitters, Fin Kilbourne ̕27 (Duxbury, MA) banged home a rebound shot to tie the game at one. Brewster, excited for their first home game of the year, kept the pressure on the “Pelicans” and responded with a goal of their own to take a two to one lead after the first eighteen minutes of play. During the first period of play, Treva Murphy ̕25 (Manchester, NH) came up with some key stops to keep the Brewster lead to only one as the “Big Red” killed off almost a full two minute Brewster five versus three power play advantage.

In the second period, the Millville skaters played with more composure and team structure. They scored two goals, one by Tommy Humphreys ̕25 (West Simsbury, CT) and one by AJ True ̕24 (Manchester, NH), to take a three to two lead after thirty-six minutes of play. Humphrey’s goal came off a redirect of Christian Yi ̕24 (Lake Forest, CA) point shot, and True’s goal was a great individual effort in front of the “Bobcat” net.

For the last 18 minutes of play, the two teams raced up and down the ice. Brewster skated furiously to tie the game at three goals a piece, and the St. Paul’s School players looked to find the “magical” fourth goal. When it was all said and done, in the closing minutes of play, Lino Viau ̕24 (Los Angeles, CA) fired home a snap-shot from above the left face-off circle to beat the Brewster goaltender to secure a two goal lead with only two minutes to play in regulation.

The St. Paul’s School boys varsity hockey team will return to action tomorrow afternoon at Tilton School for a 4:30 puck drop — we hope to see you there!

Dec 6, 2023 vs Vermont Academy, Win 2-1

Big Red Comes Out on Top Against Wildcats

The boys varsity hockey team traveled to Saxtons River, Vermont to take on the Vermont Academy “Wildcats” for their third game of the 2023-2024 Lakes Region hockey season. Although the “Big Red” skaters were not as detailed in their play as in previous games, they managed to earn a well-deserved 2-1 victory. Goaltender, Treva Murphy̕̕25 (Manchester, NH), was one of the “heroes” of today’s contest; he stopped 28 of 29 “Wildcat” shots on net—coming up with some of his biggest saves in the closing minutes of play. Lino Viau ̕24 (Los Angeles, CA) continued his hot streak as he scored the first goal of the game in the first eighteen minutes of play. In the second period, Patrick Cooley ̕25 (Rutalnd, VT) scored the winning goal of the game in four-on-four play when he and teammate Jack Stadheim ̕24 (Lyme, NH) broke in all alone on the Vermont Academy goalie. The team will resume action on Saturday at 5:30 pm against the Proctor Academy “Hornets” on Gordon rink in the Hockey Center. We hope to see you there!

Dec 9, 2023 vs Proctor Academy, Loss 2-8

Big Red Drops Home Match to Hornets

In their first home game and fourth Lakes Region game of the 2023 - 2024 varsity boys hockey season, the St. Paul’s School skaters took on the Proctor Academy “Hornets.” Unfortunately, the team did not have their best performance; they fell behind at the midpoint of the first period, did not capitalize on their power-play opportunities, and gave up a goal in the last minute of play in the period to head into the locker room down by a score of 2 - 0. In the second period, Michael O’Brien ̕25 (Bedford, NS) scored his first goal as a “Paulie,” when he fired home a shot from the bumper position on the power play to make the score 2 - 1. The Millville skaters were never able to close the gap in the middle period of play as they traded goals with one another—each team scored two goals a piece—the second period ended by a score of 4 - 2. In the last period of play, the Proctor Academy “Hornets” took advantage of several defensive miscues to score four goals, and the “boys of winter” skated off the Gordon Rink with a disappointing 8 - 2 loss to the visitors.

The “Pelicans” will need to regroup quickly as they have to travel to Kimball Union Academy tomorrow afternoon for a 1:30 pm puck drop against the perennial Lakes Region powerhouse.

Dec 10, 2023 vs Kimball Union Academy, Loss 0-10

Big Red Faces Wildcats on the Road

The final score, in favor of the home team — the Kimball Union “Wildcats” — from Akerstrom Arena in Meriden, New Hampshire this afternoon was 10-0. Although the St. Paul’s School varsity hockey team was defeated by a large margin, the “Pelicans” competed hard, and they did the best they could with a shortened roster. To the credit of Kimball Union, they scored four power-play goals and took advantage of several rebound opportunities to put this game out of reach by the midpoint of the game.

At this point in the early season, the St. Paul’s School boys varsity hockey team moves its record to three wins and two losses before heading into the prestigious Avon Old Farms Christmas Classic. For the upcoming tournament, the Millville skaters will need to hold strong mentally against the tide of injuries and illness to get through the holiday break. We look forward to seeing how the team will handle their next game when they play the reigning New England Champions — the Avon Old Farms “Winged Beavers” — at 5:00pm in Jennings-Fairchild Rink on Thursday, December 14.

Dec 14, 2023 Avon Old Farms Christmas Classic vs Avon Old Farms School, Loss 2-3

SPS Drops First Game of Avon Christmas Classic

In the opening game of the 2023 Avon Old Farms Christmas Classic, the boys varsity hockey team took on hosts Avon Old Farms. The Big Red fell to the eventual tournament finalists, 3-2.

The St. Paul’s School skaters arguably played their best game to date, and showed they are a team that can compete at the highest level of New England Prep Hockey. Goal scorers for the “Pelicans” were Anderson Kilbourne ’26 (Duxbury, MA) and Jack Stadheim ’24 (Lyme, NH). Blake Truchon ’26 (South Burlington, VT) stopped twenty-seven of thirty Avon shots and made several great saves at key moments in the game to keep the game close. Unfortunately, in the closing five minutes of play, the “Winged Beavers” got the necessary go ahead third goal to seal the victory.

Dec 15, 2023 Avon Old Farms Christmas Classic vs Berkshire School, Loss 1-4

Big Red Falls to the Bears at the Avon Christmas Classic

The second game of the Avon Old Farms Christmas Classic was played at 11 a.m. on the Trinity College campus in the Koeppel Ice Arena against the Berkshire School “Bears.” The “Big Red” tried to shake off their tough loss the night before to the tournament hosts, but fell behind quickly when they gave up two goals in the first half of the game on defensive miscues. For the rest of the game, they chased the game and could not get a goal to put pressure on the Berkshire defense. Over the remaining time in regulation, the Berkshire skaters built their lead to 4-0 before Pat Cooley ’25 (Rutland, VT) would score the “Pelicans” lone goal on a breakaway. Treva Murphy ’25 (Manchester, NH) played another very strong game in the net, but did not get the necessary goal support needed to give the team a chance for the win.

Dec 15, 2023 Avon Old Farms Christmas Classic vs Tabor Academy, Loss 1-3

Big Red Comes Up Short Against the Seawolves

The St. Paul’s School skaters took on the Tabor Academy “Seawolves” in the night game of day two at the Avon Old Farms Christmas Classic. The “Paulies” arguably played their best game of the tournament, but came up short with a 3–1 loss. Christian Yi ’24 (Lake Forest, CA) scored the team’s lone goal on the power-play to tie the game at one goal apiece early in the second half, but two goals in the late minutes of play cost the Millville skaters the loss.

Dec 16, 2023 Avon Old Farms Christmas Classic vs Frederick Gunn, Loss 0-3

Big Red Loses Last Game of Avon Christmas Classic

On day three of the Avon Old Farms Christmas Classic, the St. Paul’s Skaters came up short to the Frederick Gunn School by a score of 3–0. The “Pelicans” gave up one goal in the first half and two goals in the closing eight minutes of the second half to make the comeback unattainable.

Treva Murphy ’25 (Manchester, NH) stopped 26 of 29 Gunn shots for the “Big Red.” St. Paul’s School finished the Avon Old Farms Christmas Classic losing all four games and will head into the new year with a record of three wins and six losses.

The team will resume action on New Year’s Day against the Milton Academy “Mustangs” at the Joshua Weeks New Year’s Invitational, hosted by Tabor Academy.

Jan 1, 2024 Joshua H. Weeks Invitational Tournament vs. Milton Academy, Loss 1-4

Big Red Starts 2024 at the Joshua Weeks Tournament at Tabor Academy

The Big Red varsity hockey team started the second half of the 2023–2024 season on New Year’s Day at the Travis Roy Rink on the grounds of Tabor Academy in Marion, Massachusetts. In the 9:00 am game of the Joshua Weeks Tournament, the “Pelicans” took on a strong Milton Academy “Mustangs” team. The Millville skaters got off to a slow start and Milton Academy quickly took advantage of the team’s lackluster start by scoring two quick goals in the first five minutes of play. Coach Murphy called a timeout to steady the St. Paul’s School players, who responded by playing a stronger and more responsible-brand of hockey. The first twenty-four and half minutes of play ended with the score 2–0, in Milton’s favor. Early in the second half, the Big Red continued to skate well and created a number of scoring chances. Two minutes into the second half of play, Matt Vohra ’25 (Valley, Nova Scotia) connected with Harry Dermody ’26 (Bedford, NH) to score a shorthanded goal, his first of the year, in his first game back from an upper-body injury. With the score 2–1 in the “Mustangs” favor, both teams raced up and down the ice and traded offensive chances. Despite a good effort, the St. Paul’s School skaters just could not create a game tying goal. Conversely, in the last ten minutes of play, Milton Academy found the extra goal they were looking for and expanded their lead to a 3–1. In the closing minutes of play, Milton scored again to put the nail in the coffin for the “Pelicans.” The final score was 4–1. Outside of the first five minutes of play and not being able to capitalize on their scoring chances, the “Big Red” worked really hard and played well. Blake Truchon ’26 (South Burlington, VT) was the “hard luck” losing goaltender in net, stopping 31 of 35 Milton Academy shots.

Jan 1, 2024 Joshua H. Weeks Invitational Tournament vs. Proctor Academy, Loss 3-4

Big Red Goes Close Against the Hornets

In game two of the Joshua Weeks “New Year’s” Tournament the Big Red played Proctor Academy, who lost to St. George’s in their 9:00 am game at Gallo Arena in Bourne, Massachusetts. The “Pelicans” and “Hornets” have a familiarity with one another; they are both in the Lakes Region hockey conference, and when they play one another there are typically significant swings in momentum. This game was no different. The Big Red jumped out to a two goal lead when Anderson Kilbourne ’25 (Duxbury, MA) and Pat Cooley ’25 (Rutland, VT) scored goals in the first eight minutes of play. Then with six minutes to play in the first half, the tide of energy changed and Proctor Academy scored a power play goal from a left point shot. Twenty seconds later, the “Hornets” scored on a nice play in transition to tie the game at two goals a piece. Midway through the second half, Harry Dermody ’26 (Bedford, New Hampshire) would put the Big Red up 3–2, when a Matt Vorha ’25 (Valley, NS) shot deflected off his foot and into the Proctor net. The St. Paul’s School skaters surrendered their lead in the closing four minutes of the play, when Proctor converted on a rebound attempt. In the closing two minutes of play, the referee whistled for a “Hornet” penalty shot, which the Proctor skater converted, giving the “Hornets” a 4–3 win. Treva Murphy ’25 (Manchester, NH) stood tall for the Big Red stopping 38 of 41 Proctor Academy shots.

Jan 1, 2024 Joshua H. Weeks Invitational Tournament vs. Kents Hill School, Win 4-2

Big Red Gets Opening Win of 2024 Versus the Huskies of Kents Hill

On day two of the Joshua Weeks “New Year’s” Tournament the Big Red squared off against the Kents Hill “Huskies” in the 9:00 am game. Both teams arrived at the Travis Roy rink, on the Tabor Academy campus, hungry to travel home with a win. Harry Dermody ’26 (Bedford, New Hampshire) opened the scoring when he converted on a shorthanded break-away opportunity to give St. Paul’s a one goal lead. Kents Hill responded, scoring goals in the closing minutes of the first half and the opening minutes of second half to take a 2–1 lead. The “Pelicans” showed better resilience and determination, though, proving they never doubted their ability to recapture the lead. Christian Yi ’24 (Lake Forest, CA) scored a rebound goal on the power-play off of a Matt Vohra ’25 (Valley, NS) shot from the left side of the high slot. Tommy Humphreys ’25 (Simsbury, CT) then scored off a beautiful feed to the front of the net from the right corner of the offensive zone by Fin Kilbourne ’27 (Duxbury, MA) to give the Big Red the lead for good. Lino Viau ’24 (Los Angeles, CA) sealed the victory in the waning moments of the game when he fired a rink length shot into the Kents Hill empty net. Goalies Blake Truchon and Treva Murphy split the game, each player played one half, and each only allowed one goal apiece. The “Pelicans” will resume action Saturday night when the play Exeter at home at 6:00pm in the Hockey Center—we hope to see you there!

Jan 6, 2024 vs Phillips Exeter Academy, Tie 3-3

Big Red Ties it Late Against Exeter

On Saturday night, the Big Red hosted the “other Big Red” from the southern end of the Granite State, Exeter Academy. In another game of huge momentum swings — a current trend for this year’s edition of St. Paul’s School boys hockey — both teams skated off of the ice after fifty-nine minutes of play (fifty-four minutes of regulation and five minutes of overtime) to a 3–3 draw.

The St. Paul’s School skaters jumped on the board quickly, scoring two goals in the first period of play. Eight minutes into the start of the game, defenseman, Brady Hall ’26 (Newport, RI) scored on a shot taken from the above the right face off circle assisted by Tommy Humphrey ’25 (Simsbury, CT). Three minutes later, Matt Vohra ’25 (Valley, NS) scored the second St. Paul’s School goal of the game. Harry Dermody ’26 (Bedford, NH) picked off an errant Exeter pass and found Vohra all alone in front of the Exeter net, where he easily deposited the puck behind the goalie. At that point in the contest, it looked like the Millville “Icemen” had a wonderful opportunity to skate away with a victory, but Exeter would not go away easily. The visitors responded in the middle period by scoring three goals to take a one goal lead into the last period of play. During the last eighteen minutes of play, the “Pelicans” played better team hockey and tied the game up at three goals a piece. Gavin Code ’26 (Littleton, CO) was the “hero” for the night, setting the home crowd of “Paulies” into a frenzy when he fired a shot past the Exeter goaltender to tie the game with 10 seconds remaining. Code’s goal was set up by Anderson Kilbourne ’26 (Duxbury, MA) and Harry Dermody ’26 (Bedford, NH). The five minute overtime was exciting as both teams had a few opportunities to score, but no one could seem to find the back of the net.

The St. Paul’s School boys hockey team will head on the road Wednesday afternoon to take on the third ranked team in New England, the Holderness School “Bulls” at 2:30pm. We hope to see you there!

Jan 10, 2023 vs Holderness School, Loss 3-7

SPS Drops Contest to Bulls of Holderness

This afternoon the boys varsity hockey teams traveled north up Interstate 93 to take on the number two ranked prep school hockey team in New England, The Holderness School “Bulls.” By the end of regulation, Holderness School kept their undefeated record intact, “icing” the “Pelicans” by a score of 7-3. Today’s contest was symbolic of many of the games played in the new year by the St. Paul’s School skaters. To their credit, they started the game well and played a strong “road hockey” game, advancing pucks to areas of the rink that minimized Holderness’s scoring opportunities. Blake Truchon ’26 (South Burlington, VT) made several key saves to keep the score to a one - one draw after the first eighteen minutes of play. Holderness scored a power play goal and Michael O’Brien ͗25 (Bedford, NS), arguably one of the best “Big Red” forwards all afternoon, scored a great four-on-four goal to tie the game late in the first.

At the start of the second period, the “Big Red” dug themselves a hole, giving up a goal in the first 37 seconds of the second period—a trend that has happened too many times for this wonderful group of hockey players. To their credit, the team steadied the tide for the next six and half minutes, but Holderness extended their lead with another goal to make the score 3-1 in their favor. In last three minutes of the middle period, the “Big Red” showed they can be a resilient group when they want; with both team skating four players aside due to coincidental minors, Anderson Kilbourne ’26 (Duxbury, MA) cut into the Holderness when he connected with Matt Vohra ’25 (Valley, NS) on a two-on-one opportunity. The “Big Red” finished the second period down by a score of 3-2 and had eighteen minutes remaining to put a blemish on Holderness’s undefeated record.

Unfortunately, at the start of the third period, once again the “Bulls” capitalized on the “Big Red’s” poor game management. This time the home team took only ten seconds to put the puck behind the “Pelican” netminder, Truchon, to make the score four to two. Seventy seconds later the home team scored again to give themselves a comfortable three goal cushion and make their lead insurmountable for the “Millville skaters.” To round out their tally of goals to seven, Holderness would go on to score two more times in the third period. Late in the game, Carter Corbett ’25 (Skaneatles, NY) scored St. Paul’s third goal of the game and his first of his St. Paul’s School hockey career when he deposited a rebound opportunity into the upper right hand corner of the Holderness net.

The “Big Red” resume action Friday night and have another great opportunity to improve as a team when they travel down to Andover to take on the “Big Blue” for a 6:00 pm puck drop.

Jan 12, 2024 vs Phillips Academy Andover, Loss 2-6

Big Blue Outlast Big Red

On Friday afternoon, the boys varsity hockey team traveled south down Interstate 93 to take on longtime rival Andover Academy for a 6:00 pm puck drop in Harrington Rink. The contest marked the traditional “Big Red” versus the “Big Blue.” The St. Paul’s School skaters started this game well, and saw them play arguably their best first period of the year. They defended well, goaltender Treva Murphy ’25 (Manchester, NH) made key saves when necessary, and the offense clicked as the forwards created scoring chances in transition and from offensive zone play deep in the Andover end. Despite all of the positive elements in play for the “Pelicans” during the first eighteen minutes of play, neither team was able to get the puck past their opposing goaltender and the period ended zero to zero.

Seventeen seconds into the second period, Anderson Kilbourne ̕26 (Duxbury, MA) opened the scoring for the game. When the “Big Red” were on the power-play, Kilbourne caught a breakaway pass from Matt Vohra ’25 (Valley, NS), splitting the Andover defense and beating the “Big Blue” netminder through the “five hole.” Andover — a good prep hockey team with a record of 8 wins, 3 losses and 1 tie coming into tonight’s contest — showed why they have the record they do and responded with a goal of their own in less than 90 seconds to tie the game. With the game tied at one, there was lots of neutral zone play and neither team created long periods of sustained offense in their opponents defensive zone. Later, the “Pelicans” went on the power play for a second time. In the closing seconds of the man advantage situation, defenseman Chistian Yi ’24 (Lake Forest, CA) fired home a slap shot from the right point with great net presence from Tommy Humphreys ’25 (Simsbury, CT) and Lino Viau ’24 (Los Angeles, CA) to give the “Big Red” the lead once again. Two and a half minutes later, a painful recurrence for St. Paul’s School hockey fans, the “Big Blue” would score their second goal and tie the game at two goals apiece. For the last five minutes of the middle period, both teams skated frantically up and down the rink unable to convert on any of their scoring opportunities.

In the third period, Andover played with a little more conviction, camaraderie, and cohesiveness than the St. Paul’s School skaters and with ten minutes to play in the game, they got their go ahead goal, scoring off a two-on-two line rush with a deflection by the “Big Red” netminder. In the last five minutes of play, “Big Blue” would do it again, this time off a neutral zone turnover to move the score to 4-2 in the closing minutes of play. For forty-nine minutes this was a well played hockey game by both sides. The game just game away from the visitors from Concord in the last five minutes of play, and they were never able to get their game recentered underneath them. The final score was Andover 6, St. Paul’s 2.

The St. Paul’s School icemen will have another opportunity to improve their individual and team game on Saturday afternoon as they will play host to the number two ranked team in New England, the Kimball Union “Wildcats” at 4:00 pm in the Hockey Center. We hope to see you there!

Jan 13, 2024 vs Kimball Union Academy, Loss 3-7

Big Red Battles Wildcats on Gordon Rink

The “Big Red” played host this afternoon to the number two ranked prep school ice hockey team in New England, the Kimball Union Academy “Wildcats.” Today’s game was the third game of the week for the “Pelicans,” and unfortunately the result was similar to the previous two contests — a loss. Today’s game would open with both sides skating well and creating offensive opportunities. Kimball Union Academy enjoyed the better of the offensive play, but the St. Paul’s School skaters hung right in there and created a number of good chances as well. Through the first nine minutes of the first period, the “Pelicans” looked like they were going to make the afternoon tough for the visiting “Wildcats.” With nine minutes remaining, and half of the period to play, the “Wildcats” broke the seal and got on the board first to take a 1–0 lead. St. Paul’s then gave up two more goals two and a half minutes apart, a problem that has plagued the team all season long, to fall behind by a score of 3–0. Sixth Former, Jonas Eisman (Medina, WA) got the “Big Red” on the board when he took a nice pass from Carter Corbett ’25 (Skaneateles, NY) off the left half board in the defensive end of the rink and skated down the left half of the ice and fired a shot past the KUA goaltender on the short side under the crossbar. With Eisman’s goal, the feeling on the home team’s bench was positive and the feeling amongst the “Pelicans” skaters was that they had climbed back into the contest. Thirty-four seconds later, however, the “Wildcats” dashed any hopes of a comeback when they scored two more goals in a span of seventy seconds to close out the first period with a 5–1 lead. For the remaining thirty-six minutes of play, both teams traded a goal in the second and third periods for a final score of seven to three. Finn Kilbourne ’27 (Duxbury, MA) scored for the “Big Red” in the second period and Tommy Humphreys ’25 (West Simsbury, CT) scored in the third period. Blake Truchon ’26 (South Burlington, VT) was the hard luck loser in net this afternoon as he stopped 35 of 42 Kimball Union Academy shots.

The “Big Red” resume action on Wednesday when they travel north to Andover take on the Proctor Academy “Hornets” at 4:00 pm.

Jan 17, 2024 vs Proctor Academy, Loss 1-3

Big Red Drops Road Game at Proctor

The “Big Red” traveled up to Andover, New Hampshire this afternoon to take on the Proctor Academy “Hornets” for a third time this season, and at the end of regulation they skated off the ice winless against the pesky “Hornets” in three tries. The “Pelicans” can’t be faulted for their effort today, as they competed up and down the ice, but lacked the necessary offensive cohesion to score in five-on-five play or on the power play to get the goal production to put the “Hornets” on their heels.

In the first period of play, the home team opened the scoring midway through the period with a power play goal, coming off a shot from above the left face-off circle to beat the St. Paul’s School goaltender, Treva Murphy ’25 (Manchester, NH). Murphy stopped thirty-seven of forty Proctor shots on the day to keep his team in the game — especially in the early going when the St. Paul’s School skaters were trying to find their stride. In the second period with the “Big Red” down a man due to a penalty, Michael O’Brien ’25 (Bedford, NS) and Lino Viau ’26 (Los Angeles, CA) broke in all alone on the Proctor goaltender from the red line. Viau made an unselfish pass to O’Brien in front of the goalmouth and the “Maritimer” deposited the puck in the upper corner to tie the game at one apiece. The game remained tied for most of the second period, but in the last two minutes of play, Proctor manufactured a second goal in “four-on-four” play to retake the lead, and they never looked back. St. Paul’s School missed on several quality grade “A” scoring chances in the third period, and Proctor converted again in “four-on-four” play when they scored on a “two-on-one” with eight minutes remaining in the game to seal the victory and earn a good Lakes Region hockey league win.

Jan 20, 2024 vs Vermont Academy, Win 4-2

Big Red Gets Big Lakes Region Win at Home

On early Saturday evening, the boys varsity hockey team played host to the visiting Vermont Academy “Wildcats” for their annual night game. The team wore their “away white uniforms” at home in hopes of generating a “whiteout” with the student body in a Gordon Rink. With a small “snow squall” present in the Hockey Center, the Pelicans scored a goal in each of the first two periods and two in the last eighteen minutes of play to earn a good 4–2 victory over the visiting team. Pat Cooley ’25 (Rutland, VT) opened the scoring fifty-five seconds into the game for the St. Paul’s School skaters when he took a Christian Yi ’24 (Lake Forest, CA) pass in the neutral zone, skated down the right side of the offensive zone, and as he crossed over the offensive zone faceoff dot, he fired a backhand shot to the upper corner past the Vermont Academy netminder. Matt Vohra ’25 (Valley, NS) set up the team’s second goal of the game when Anderson Kilbourne ’26 (Duxbury, MA) made a strong play when he was backchecking on the weak side of the ice of and picked off a Vermont Academy pass deep in the defensive zone. Kilbourne quickly transitioned the puck back up the ice to Vohra who then broke in with line mate Harry Dermody ’26 (Bedford, NH) for a clear two on one from the red line. Vohra, skating down the right side of the rink, deftly passed the puck by the lone sliding Vermont defenseman over to Dermody. The “Granite Stater” deposited the puck into the upper third of the net to give the “Pelicans” a 2–0 lead. The visiting Vermont Academy “Wildcats” would not go away quietly; they responded three minutes later with a goal of their own on a three versus two line rush to close the scoring for the second period. Seniors Conley Bohan (Concord, NH) and Jack Stadheim (Lyme, NH) were the heroes of the evening when Stadheim received a Finn Kilbourne ’27 (Duxbury, MA) pass deep in the “Pelican” defensive zone and skated the puck the length of the rink and then fired a cross crease pass to the defenseman, Bohan, who deflected the puck into the upper right corner of the net for his first and one of the biggest goals of the 2023–24 varsity hockey season. Littleton, Colorado native, Gavin Code ’26, fired a shot into the empty net from the defensive zone with less than a minute to play to give the “Pelicans” a 4–2 lead and a much needed Lakes Region hockey conference win.

The “Big Red” will resume action Wednesday afternoon when they play host to the Joshua Weeks, Tabor Academy “New Year’s” Invitational Champions, Milton Academy “Mustangs” at 5:15 in the Hockey Center.

Jan 24, 2024 vs Milton Academy, Win 3-2

Big Red Fights Back to Claim Victory Against the Mustangs

On Wednesday afternoon, the “Pelicans” played host to the Milton Academy “Mustangs” in an early evening (5:30) contest. The two teams met twenty-three days earlier when they faced off with one another in game one at the Tabor Academy, “Joshua Weeks” New Year’s Invitational. On that day, the “Mustangs” skated off the ice with a 4–1 victory and moved on to win the championship the following afternoon. With the disappointment of the loss of that game against Milton in the back of the St. Paul’s School varsity boys hockey team’s mind, they were determined to put forth a better effort and play a more complete “team game.” To the “Big Red’s” credit, they played arguably their best game of the year and left the “Hockey Center” with a 3–2 victory.

A major highlight of the game included the team’s resilience. After falling behind 1–0 two minutes into the game, they found their defensive game and tightened up their team defense on line rushes against goaltenders Treva Murphy ̕25 (Manchester, NH) and Blake Truchon ’26 (South Burlington, VT). Murphy was the starter for the contest, but at the midway point of the first period he caught an edge and incurred a freakish lower body injury. Truchon came into the contest cold and put together an excellent performance, making a sparkling save on a two on one situation in the closing minutes of the game. In the second period and the “Pelicans” down by a score of 2–0, Lino Viau ’24 (Los Angeles, CA) found the back of the net when he drove the net hard and put a rebound goal in, off of a Matt Vohra ’25 (Valley, NS) shot from the right side of the rink. Michael O’ Brien ’25 (Bedford, NS) tied the game for the “Big Red” when he took a pass from Anderson Kilbourne ’26 (Duxbury, MA) from below the goal line to the slot and fired a shot to the upper corner of the Milton net. The next few minutes saw both teams skating furiously up and down the ice to get their team’s “go ahead goal.” Sixth Former, AJ True (Manchester, NH) “handed” his teammates the lead they were so desperately looking for when he knocked in the rebound of a Pat Cooley ’25 (Rutland, VT) shot from the hash marks. This was a “karma” game for the “Big Red.” Over the course of the 2023–2024 varsity boys hockey season, they experienced a number of odd and mysterious in-game calls by referees that tested their resilience—this evening the “hockey gods” looked upon them favorably!

The “Big Red” skaters will hit the road on Friday afternoon after classes and head southwest to take on the Northfield Mt. Hermon “Hoggers” at 6:30pm in the lovely confines of McCollum Arena.

Jan 26, 2024 vs Northfield Mount Hermon School, Win 4-1

Big Red Claims Road Win Against the Hoggers

On Friday afternoon after the last period of classes, the boys varsity hockey team hit the road and traveled down to Northfield Mount Hermon School to take on the “Hoggers” in the lovely confines of McCollum Arena — an old style “prep school” rink that harkens back to the days when many schools had “open-air” rinks. Fortunately, for the coaches, fans, and players — the winds were gentle and it was not a terribly cold night. The “Hoggers” opened the scoring when they converted on a two-on-one situation in four-on-four play to take an early lead in the game. The “Big Red” did not waver, as Patrick Cooley ’25 (Rutland, VT) broke up the Northfield Mount Hermon offense in transition in the neutral zone and poke-checked the puck away to his linemate, Gavin Code ’26 (Littleton, CO), who then skated in on a breakaway and fired a laser by the NMH goalie to tie the score at 1 for the remainder of play in the first period.

In the second period of play, Matt Vohra ’25 (Valley, NS) and Lino Viau ’24 (Los Angeles, CA) notched goals for the boys from Millville to give the team a 3–1 lead at the end of two periods of play. Vohra’s goal came off a two-on-one break with Harry Dermody ’25 (Bedford NH). Dermody made a nice cross crease pass to Vohra who smoothly slipped the puck into the open net. In the closing five minutes of play, Viau broke in all alone behind the NMH and made a beautiful move to his right to send the puck into the net and give the “Pelicans” a coveted three to one lead heading into the third period.

In the third period, Blake Truchon ’26 (South Burlington, VT) made some key stops as the “Big Red” offense was unable to score the always allusive fourth goal until the last minute of play. Christian Yi ’24 (Lake Forest, CA) picked off a NMH pass in the “Big Red” defensive zone, and while the “Hoggers” were skating with six attackers and no goalie, he fired the puck from just behind the defensive blue line into the empty net to erase any hopes of comeback for the host team.

The St. Paul’s School skaters have to regroup quickly, as they are back in action tomorrow afternoon in the Hockey Center at 3:45pm as they play host to their longtime historic rival Belmont Hill School “Sextants.”

Jan 27, 2024 vs Belmont Hill School, Win 5-2

Big Red Scores Big Win Against Belmont Hill

St. Paul’s School varsity boys hockey team played host this afternoon to longtime ice hockey rival Belmont Hill School in the Hockey Center. This year’s game was no different than in year’s past; the “Sextants” came into this afternoon’s contest with a talented hockey club, and they were ready to skate up and down the ice at blazing speeds and determination to outscore their opponent. Right from the opening puck drop, Belmont Hill initiated the pace of the game, but the “Big Red” settled in quickly to their game, and they showed composure and strength around the puck in all three zones — especially the defensive zone. On the first power play of the game, Gavin Code ̕26 (Littleton, CO) opened the scoring for the “Pelicans” when he deflected a one-timed shot from Patrick Cooley ’25 (Rutland, VT) past the Belmont Hill goalie. Belmont Hill responded with a goal of their own five minutes later; at the end of the first eighteen minutes of play, the score was tied 1–1.

In the second period, the “Big Red” exploded for two goals to put Belmont Hill on their heels for the balance of the game. Michael O’Brien ’25 (Bedford, NS) scored off a rebound coming off a Fin Kilbourne ’27 (Duxbury, MA) shot on the team’s second power play of the game. Fellow Fifth Former, Tommy Humphreys (West Simsbury, CT), scored when he reloaded above the puck through the middle of the rink and picked off a “Sextant” pass high in the offensive zone; Humphreys then countered quickly to the net and fired a shot past the Belmont Hill goalie’s ear to give the Millville skaters a ton of energy and determination.

Early in the third period, Harry Dermody ’26 (Bedford, NH) took a Jonas Eisman ’24 (Medina, WA) pass off of the neutral zone wall, stickhandled through the Belmont Hill defenseman, and then skated to the top of the face-off circle to fire a shot in the upper left hand corner of the net to give the “boys of winter” the always “elusive” fourth goal—an all important three goal lead with fifteen minutes to play. Like all good teams, Belmont Hill responded with a goal of their own several minutes later to bring the score to 4–2. For the last 13 minutes of play, both teams competed tirelessly — St. Paul’s defending the front of their net with a vengeance, and Belmont Hill pressing for offensive opportunities at every moment they had puck possession. In the last minute of play, Christian Yi ’24 (Lake Forest, CA), the “human shot blocking machine,” blocked a “Sextant” shot, recovered the loose puck and fired it the length of the ice to give the St. Paul’s School skaters an emotional and quality win.

The St. Paul’s School skaters will resume action Wednesday afternoon when they travel north to take on the New Hampton “Huskies” at 4pm in Jacobson Arena. We hope to see you there for more exciting prep school hockey.

Jan 31, 2024 vs New Hampton School, Win 7-1

Big Red Scores Seven on the Road Against the Huskies

In the last full week of January, the boys varsity hockey team played the New Hampton “Huskies” twice in a span of seventy-two hours before both teams would begin their long winter-weeknd. The “Pelicans” and the “Huskies” came into game one of the “home and home” series desperate for a Lakes Region Conference Hockey win. On this Wednesday afternoon, in the Jacobson Arena on the New Hampton School campus, it would be the “Big Red” that would get the bounces and skate off the ice at the end of regulation play with a well deserved 7 - 1 victory. Harry Dermody ̕26 (Bedford, NH) opened the scoring in the first period when he took a pass from Anderson Kilbourne ̕26 (Duxbury, MA) just inside the offensive blue line, skated the puck in to the top of the circles and fired a snapshot to the upper right corner to give the “Big Red” a 1-0 lead fifty seconds into the game.

Eight minutes into the second period, the “Huskies” tied the game up at 1 - 1 and then proceeded to apply a lot of offensive pressure on the “Pelican” defense. The “Big Red” weathered the storm and then proceeded to push back and generated a power play opportunity of their own with three minutes to play in the period. Half way through the man-advantage opportunity with the puck in the St. Paul’s School end and the “Huskies” going for a line change, “Big Red” goalie, Blake Truchon ̕26 (South Burlington, VT) made a wonderful pass up the ice to the far blue line to Gavin Code ̕26 (Littleon, CO); Code proceeded cooly into the New Hampton defensive zone, drew the defender over to him and then made a great pass to Michael O’Brien ̕25 (Bedford, NS) who buried the puck into the upper corner of the net. Two minutes later, Tommy Humphreys (West Simsbury, CT) reloaded above the puck in the offensive zone and countered when Fin Kilbourne ̕27 (Duxbury, MA) won a puck battle in the high slot and then turned around to make a pass to the streaking Humphreys, who fired a backhand shot past the New Hampton goalie to give the visitors a two goal lead going into the locker room after thirty-six minutes of play. The third period started the way the first period began, the “Big Red” scored in the opening minute of play when Christian Yi (Lake Forest, CA) fired a shot on the net from the right point that redirected off a New Hampton defender’s stick to give the “Pelicans” a 4 - 1 lead with seventeen minutes to play. For the remainder of the game, the “Big Red” did a nice job of keeping their game simple, limiting the odd-man rushes in New Hampton’s favor, and respecting their opponent. Michael O’Brien, Anderson Kilbourne, and Tommy Humphreys would add three more goals by the mid-point of the period to the Millville skaters a comfortable 7-1 finish and their fifth win in a row.

The two teams will resume action on Friday afternoon at 2:00 pm on the grounds of St. Paul’s School in the Hockey Center. We hope to see you there!

Feb 2, 2024 vs New Hampton School, Win 5-2

Big Red Doubles Up New Hampton

Less than seventy-two hours later, the New Hampton “Huskies” traveled south to avenge their 7 - 1 loss to the “Pelicans” on the St. Paul’s School grounds in the Hockey Center. The New Hampton skaters started this early Friday afternoon game with pace and emotion, they opened the scoring five minutes into play by banging home a shot in front of the St. Paul’s School net. A little more than six minutes later, Fin Kilbourne ̕27 (Duxbury, MA) took advantage of a “Husky” goaltending miscue and deposited the puck into the empty net to tie the game at one goal apiece. New Hampton, unrattled by the “Pelican” goal, continued to apply pressure to St. Paul’s School defense. The “Big Red,” not as sharp and as engaged physically as they were earlier in the week in Jacobson Arena, surrendered another goal to give the visitors momentum and confidence. With a little more than a minute to play in the period, Anderson Kilbourne ̕27 (Duxbury, MA) tied the game up for the “Pelicans” when he attacked the net from the left corner of the rink and jammed a puck by the New Hampton goalie. Kilbourne’s goal was the “energy and momentum” the “Big Red” needed to find their game for the second period.

In the middle period, “The Pelicans” played arguably their best hockey of the year. They worked tirelessly in all three zones to keep the pesky “Huskies” at bay and to get the go-ahead goal. Fin Kilbourne ̕27 (Duxbury) struck quickly and on the second shift of the period took a drop pass from Jack Stadheim ̕24 (Lyme, NH) in the high ice of the offensive zone and shot the puck off the pass to beat the New Hampton netminder to the far side. Pat Cooley ̕25 (Rutland, VT), who was strong on the puck all afternoon, took a Quinn Brandell ̕27 (Plattsburgh, NY) pass just inside the offensive blue line, waltzed deep into the “grade A” scoring area, fired a shot off of the pads of the goalie to collect his own rebound and tuck the puck into the upper left hand corner of the net for the all-important fourth goal of the game. Kilbourne and Cooley’s goals would be the only goals for the period. The “Big Red” killed off two power-plays in the middle period to squander any hopes of a “Husky” comeback.

In the last period of play, the game went back and forth, and the “Big Red” tried to manage the clock responsibly through their defensive play. On the few occasions when there were defensive miscues by the St. Paul’s School skaters, Blake Truchon ̕26 (South Burlington, VT) came up with the big save in the net to give the team confidence in their ability to close out another all important win for the Lakes Region Hockey Conference playoff seedings that will take place at the last weekend of the regular season. In the closing minute of play, with the New Hampton goalie pulled and six skaters on the ice for the visitors, Matt Goldenberg ̕24 (Wynnewood, PA) picked up a loose puck in the right corner of the defensive zone and fired an indirect shot off of the side glass that caromed to the middle of the rink and then traveled into the empty net for the fifth goal of the game.

The “Big Red” skaters will head into “Long Winter Weekend” having won their last six games in a row. They will return to action, late Wednesday afternoon—a 5:30 puck drop in the Hockey Center to take on the Brewster Academy “Bobcats” for another all important Lake Region Hockey contest. We hope to see you there!

Feb 7, 2024 vs Brewster Academy, Win 4-3

Big Red Outlasts Bobcats of Brewster

On late Wednesday afternoon, the boys varsity hockey team played host to the Brewster Academy “Bobcats” in the Hockey Center. After beating Brewster Academy earlier in the season by a score of 4-2 on December 1st, they would almost literally repeat the same outcome this afternoon for the all-important “two points” in the Lakes Region Conference hockey standings. Today’s 4-3 win over the “Bobcats” moved the “Pelicans” one step closer to fulfilling their aspirations of playing in the championship bracket of the end-of-the-season’s Lakes Region Conference hockey tournament in the last weekend of February.

The “Big Red” jumped out to a quick start in the first period by scoring a minute and fifty-three seconds into the game. Jonas Eisman ’24 (Medina, WA) scored the team’s first goal when he stopped at the front of the net and banged home a Quinn Brandell ’26 (Plattsburgh, NY) backhand shot from the right face-off dot. For the remainder of the period, although the St. Paul’s School skaters had the puck on their stick the majority of the time, they really never generated a lot of shots on the opposing team’s net. The period ended in a one-to-one tie.

Despite the penalties incurred by the home team during the middle period, the “Big Red” skated with more determination and applied a heavier forecheck, which resulted in a higher pace of play and three goals for the “Pelicans.” St. Paul’s School’s first goal of the second period came off the stick of Anderson Kilbourne ’26 (Duxbury, MA) when he and Matt Vohra ’25 (Valley, NS) broke in on a two on one and made several beautiful passes back and forth to one another before Kilbourne deposited the puck into the net behind the Brewster goalie. Patrick Cooley ’25 (Rutland, VT) scored the second goal of the period when he collected the puck off the face-off on the right side of the offensive zone, skated and immediately attacked the grade “A” scoring area and then fired a “wicked snapshot” past the goalie’s glove hand. Matt Vohra, would score the game winning goal when he picked up a Brewster turnover in the “high ice” of the defensive zone and then automatically transitioned up the left side of the ice with the puck and skated through the neutral zone, across the offensive blue line to only delay and let Harry Dermody ’26 (Bedford, NH) establish a middle drive. Dermody split the Brewster defense and Vohra slipped in behind his linemate and used him as a screen to fire a snapshot past the goalie from the top of the circles to give the team that all-important fourth goal. To Brewster’s credit, despite being outshot significantly, they cashed in on two power play opportunities and closed the score to 4-3 at the end of thirty-six minutes of play.

In the last eighteen minutes of play, the “Big Red” controlled the majority of the play, but they were unable to regain a two goal lead. Brewster played smart defensive hockey; whenever they were able to win the puck, they transitioned effectively to offense to create several chances that struck fear into the hearts of the St. Paul’s School hockey fans. Blake Truchon ’26 (South Burlington, VT) stood tall in the net, and thwarted every Brewster shot he saw to seal the victory for the “Pelicans.”

The “Big Red” will head out on the road Saturday afternoon for the last official regular season away game. They will have a 3:00pm puck drop against one of the top teams in New England Prep School Hockey, the Lawrence Academy Spartans—we hope to see you there!

Feb 10, 2024 vs Lawrence Academy, Loss 1-4

Spartans Edge Out Big Red

On Saturday afternoon, the boys varsity hockey team traveled down to Groton, Massachusetts, riding a seven game win streak, to take on the ninth ranked Lawrence Academy “Spartans.” With visions of upsetting the home team, the “Big Red” played a decent first period on the road. The “Spartans” made it hard on the “Pelicans” in the first eighteen minutes of play by causing the visitors to turn the puck over in the neutral zone countless times. Lawrence Academy scored the lone goal of the period to take a one goal lead when they broke in two-on-two on the St. Paul’s School defense and fired a shot by the “Big Red” goaltender, Blake Truchon ʼ26 (South Burlington, VT).

Six and half minutes into the second period, Harry Dermody ʼ26 (Bedford, NH) tied the game up for the “Big Red” when he won a puck down below the goal line in the offensive zone and worked his way into the slot and then fired a low, hard shot on the net that found its way between the “Spartans” goalie’s pads to give the “Pelicans” some really good energy and momentum. Five minutes later, a St. Paul’s School skater was whistled for a stick infraction and Lawrence Academy went to work on the power play to score their second goal of the game. With less than three minutes to play in the period, St. Paul’s School was whistled for another penalty and the “Spartans” capitalized again to take a three-to-one lead into the last eighteen minutes of play.

In the third period, the “Big Red” skated desperately to get a second goal, but just did not have the success they were looking for offensively. With less than six minutes to go in the game, the “Spartans” got their all-important fourth goal of the game to make a comeback insurmountable for the St. Paul’s School skaters.

The “Big Red” resume action early Friday evening at 5:00pm in the Hockey Center when they play host to Lakes Region hockey conference rival Tilton School. Friday’s game against the “Rams” and Saturday’s game against the Holderness “Bulls” will be the last two regular season home games of the 2023 - 2024 winter hockey season. We hope to see you there, as it should be an exciting weekend of hockey, and a great opportunity to see our Sixth Formers play their last regular season games of their St. Paul’s School hockey careers in the Hockey Center!

Feb 16, 2024 vs Tilton School, Win 4-2

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Feb 17, 2024 vs Holderness School, Loss 2-7

Game summary

Hockey — JV Boys

Nov 29, 2023 vs Brewster Academy — CANCELED

Game canceled.

Dec 2, 2023 vs Kimball Union Academy, Loss 1-3

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Dec 6, 2023 vs Brooks School, Win 4-3

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Dec 9, 2023 vs Phillips Exeter Academy, Win 4-1

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Jan 10, 2024 vs Phillips Academy Andover, Loss 2-4

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Jan 12, 2024 vs Holderness School, Tie 1-1

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Jan 13, 2024 vs Proctor Academy, Win 4-1

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Jan 17, 2024 vs Dexter Southfield School, Win 3-2

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Jan 20, 2024 vs St. Mark's School, Loss 5-6

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Jan 24, 2024 vs Proctor Academy, Win 11-1

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Jan 27, 2024 vs Tilton School, Loss 2-4

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Jan 31, 2024 vs Thayer Academy, Win 6-2

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Feb 7, 2024 vs Holderness School, Tie 4-4

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Feb 10, 2024 vs Northfield Mount Hermon School, Win 8-2

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Feb 14, 2024 vs Tilton School, Tie 1-1

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Feb 17, 2024 vs Phillips Academy Andover, Win 5-3

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Feb 21, 2024 vs New Hampton School, Loss 6-7

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Hockey — Varsity Girls

Nov 29, 2023 vs Brewster Academy, Win 5-0

Big Red Girls Hockey Opens with Win at Brewster

The St. Paul’s girls hockey team earned a 5-0 decisive victory versus Brewster on the road. Charlie Vogue ’25 scored the first goal of the game from an assist from Maude Niemann ’25. The Big Red kept rolling, and Cami Bell ’24 scored an unassisted goal to finish the first period. St. Paul’s started the second period confident and energized. Ingrid Cassidy ’25 and Erin Flaherty ‘27 assisted another goal from Cami Bell early in the second period. The team played excellent team defense on the penalty kill and successfully kept Brewster off the scoreboard throughout the game. Maude Niemann added to the Big Red’s lead with a goal from D pair Gabby Martinello ’24 and Jade Hill ’25 at the end of the second period. The team played shut down defense in the third period. Brooklyn Godisak was outstanding in net during the third period and earned her first career shutout. The Big Red start their season with a win and are excited for the season.

Dec 2, 2023 vs Williston Northampton School, Loss 1-4

Big Red Falls to Williston

The Big Red fell to Williston on Saturday, Dec 2. Williston came out hard and fast in the first, but Ally Martinello kept them off the scoreboard. After killing of a penalty, St. Paul’s found their momentum as the first period drew to a close. The second period began scoreless. Williston scored first and tallied three unanswered goals in the second. St. Paul’s came out hard in the third, and Cami Bell scored an unassisted goal. Bell’s goal was not enough, however, and the game ended 4-1 for Williston.

Dec 6, 2023 vs Lawrence Academy, Win 6-2

Big Red Wins Home Opener Against Lawrence

The Big Red took down Lawrence at their home opener on Dec. 5th. Cami Bell started the game with a goal early in the 1st from Caroline Humber. Kate Pura added to the Big Red’s lead with with an assist from Cami Bell. Cami Bell kept working, and she scored her third goal of the game. Lawrence responded and scored two shorthanded goals in the second. St Paul’s responded, and Cami Bell tallied her third goal of the game. Tess Mulkerron assisted Ava Hunter’s goals—the fifth and sixth of the game. St Paul’s is ready to keep rolling Friday against New Hampton!

Dec 8, 2023 vs New Hampton School, Loss 2-4

Big Red Falls to New Hampton on the Road

The Big Red fell to New Hampton on the road on Friday, December 9th. St. Paul’s came out fast and dominated the first period. The game was 0-0 at the start of the second, but New Hampton scored two quick goals on the Big Red. Maude Neimenn responded and got on the board for SPS to finish the second period off. The Big Red started the third period hard, but New Hampton deepened their lead with a third goal. The Big Red did not quit, however, and Cami Bell scored the second goal of the game from a pass by Erin Flaherty. Their efforts were too late, and New Hampton netted an empty-net goal with seconds left. The game ended 4-2 for New Hampton. The Big Red is ready to bounce back today at home versus Holderness.

Dec 9, 2023 vs Holderness School, Win 3-1

Big Red Beats Bulls at Home

The Big Red took down Holderness at home on December 9th. Both teams came out hard, and the game remained scoreless through the first period. Cami Bell ‘24 scored the first goal of the game from a pass by Erin Flaherty ‘27. Holderness responded, and the second period ended 1-1. Maude Neimenn ‘25 scored SPS’s second goal on the powerplay from Cami ‘24 and Chelsea Bell ‘26. The Big Red a faceoff play, and Cami Bell ‘24 scored on an empty net with 10 seconds left from a pass by Kate Pura.

Dec 15, 2023 Harrington Invitational Tournament vs Milton Academy, Win 2-0

Big Red Kicks off Harrington Tournament With a Win

The Big Red came out hard for the annual Harrington Tournament. The weekend opened with a game versus Milton Academy. The game remained scoreless until the second period. Maude Niemann ‘25 scored the first goal on a fast break from a pass by Morgan Barbossa ‘26. Niemann didn’t stop there, and she scored an unassisted goal after stealing the puck from a Milton defender. The big red played solid defense for the remained of the game and kept Milton off the board.

Dec 16, 2023 Harrington Invitational Tournament vs Williston Northampton School, Win 3-1

Big Red Beats Williston at the Harrington Tournament

The Big Red was determined and hungry for day two. They were flying throughout the entire first period, and they got on the board first from a tip by Charlie Vogue ‘25 from a shot by Maisie Koo ‘25 from the point. Williston responded and made it 1-1 after the second. The big red didn’t falter, however, and Tess Mulkerron ‘26 gave SPS the lead again on a breakaway goal. The Big Red played outstanding defense and kept Williston from coming back. Ally Martiniello ‘24 was a force in net. Cami Bell ‘24 scored an empty net goal with less than a minute left to make it 3-1.

Dec 16, 2023 Harrington Invitational Tournament vs BB&N School, Win 3-1

Big Red Earns Spot in Harrington Tournament Championship Game

St Paul’s kept the good times rolling for the second game on Saturday night. Maude Niemann ‘25 claimed the first goal of the game in the second period. The Big Red didn’t let up, and Charlie Vogue ‘25 got her second goal of the day to make the game 2-0. BB&N attempted a comeback late in the third, making the game 2-1. Their efforts were not enough, and Georgia Bussey finished the game off with an empty net goal from a pass by Maggie Burleth ‘26. The Big Red are now moving to the championship versus Nobles tomorrow!

Dec 17, 2023 Harrington Invitational Tournament vs Noble & Greenough School, Loss 0-4

Big Red Falls in Harrington Tournament Championship Game

The Big Red fell to Nobles in the final of the Harrington Tournament. St Paul’s came out hard and were trailing by one after one. The Big Red kept fighting and kept the game 0-2 going into the third. Their efforts were not enough, however, and the game ended 0-4. St. Paul’s ended second in the tournament and is ready to keep up the momentum in the New Year!

Jan 10, 2024 vs Dexter Southfield School, Loss 3-4

SPS Falls to Dexter in First Match of 2024

SPS fell to Dexter Southfield in their first game of 2024. The Big Red went down early but responded quickly with a goal from Cami Bell. The Big Red kept rolling, and Charlie Vogue got on the board from a pass by Maggie Berleth. Cami Bell scored her second goal of the game during a SPS penalty kill to extend the lead to 3-1. Dexter responded and scored two goals in the third to tie it up. Dexter scored early in over time, and the game ended 4-3 for Dexter.

Jan 13, 2024 vs Phillips Academy Andover, Win 3-1

Big Red Gets Win on the Road Against Big Blue

SPS acquired their first win of 2024 vs. Andover on Saturday. The Big Red came out flying and dominated the first period. Cami Bell got on the board first with a pass from her sister Chelsea Bell. St. Paul’s kept rolling, and Tess Mulkerron deepened their lead with an unassisted goal the finish the first period. Georgia Bussey tallied her own goal in the second with an assist by Erin Flaherty. Ally Martinello was a standout in the net the entire game. Andover fought to the end and scored a goal early in the third. Their efforts were not enough, however, and the game ended 3-1 SPS.

Jan 17, 2024 vs Cushing Academy, Loss 0-1

Big Red Falls to Penguins

The Big Red fell to Cushing on Wednesday, Jan. 17. The Big Red worked from the beginning and killed off a penalty in the first period. They drew a number of penalties throughout the game. SPS kept sustained offensive pressure throughout the entire game, shooting over 60 shots. Their efforts were not enough, and they fell to Cushing 0–1 after they scored a goal late in the third.

Jan 19, 2024 vs Kimball Union Academy, Win 3-2

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Jan 20, 2024 vs Vermont Academy, Win 6-0

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Jan 26, 2024 vs Groton School, Win 3-2

Big Red Edges Zebras in Tight Matchup

St. Paul’s took the win versus Groton on Jan 26 in their annual Hockey Fights Cancer game. The Big Red took a two-goal lead after the first period. Caroline Humber put the first goal of the game from assists by Maude Neimann and Erin Flaherty. Cami Bell extended the lead with an unassisted goal to close out the first. Groton was determined, and they scored two to tie it up during the 2nd period. The game was back and forth, and the Big Red dug deep to get the final goal of the game. Cami Bell scored a top shelf goal with minutes left in the game. The game finished 3-2 for SPS. SPS plays Nobles tomorrow away.

Jan 27, 2024 vs Noble and Greenough School, Loss 1-6

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Jan 31, 2024 vs Deerfield Academy, Win 4-0

Big Red Gets Win on the Road Against Deerfield

SPS won a big game versus a tough Deerfield team on Wednesday, Jan. 31. The Big Red was rolling early, and Maude Niemann got on the board with assists by Charlie Vogue and Cami Bell. The first period ended 1–0. SPS kept the momentum up, and Erin Flaherty scored her first career goal on a breakaway in the 2nd. They were not done, and the Big Red extended their lead to 4–0 in the third. Cami Bell tallied a goal from the point with an assist from her sister Chelsea Bell. Caroline Humber scored the final goal of the game with assists by the Bell sisters. Ally Martinello was a standout in net.

Feb 2, 2024 vs Thayer Academy, Win 5-2

Bell Earns Her 100th Point in Win Over Thayer

SPS took down Thayer Academy on Friday, Feb 2. Sophomore Morgan Barbossa started the game off with her first career goal. Maude Niemann got the assist. SPS kept rolling, and Kate Pura got on the board next with assists from Tess Mulkerron and Ava Hunter. Caroline Humber tipped a backdoor goal in from a long shot by Cami Bell. Cami Bell was not done, and she earned her 100th career point on an unassisted goal in the second period. Thayer didn’t relent, and they got on the board in the third period. SPS responded with a goal by Tess Mulkerron. Maude Niemann and Morgan Barbossa tallied assists on the final goal of the game The game ended 5–2. Go Big Red!

Feb 7, 2024 vs New Hampton School, Win 1-0

Big Red Gets Late Goal to Win Lakes Region Match-up

The Big Red beat New Hampton on Wednesday, Feb 7. The game was incredibly even, and both teams battled until the very end. The game remained 0-0 until the third, when Cami Bell netted a top-shelf goal. Caroline Humber and Charlie Vogue had the assists. Ally Martinello was a standout in net and played an integral role in the victory. SPS takes on Tabor Friday night!

Feb 9, 2024 vs Tabor Academy, Loss 0-2

Big Red Drops Tight Match on the Road to the Seawolves

SPS fell to Tabor Academy on Feb. 9. Tabor came out hard and scored a goal in both the first and second periods. SPS battled until the end, but their efforts were not enough. The final was 2-0 Tabor.

Feb 14, 2024 vs Phillips Exeter Academy, Loss 0-1

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Feb 16, 2024 vs Tilton School, Win 4-0

Big Red Gets Road Win at Tilton

SPS beat Tilton 4-0 on Wednesday. SPS started out hot and got on the board early with a goal by Caroline Humber. Cami Bell had the assist. The Big Red didn’t stop there, and Kate Pura got the second goal of the game. Ingrid Cassidy and Erin Flaherty got the assists. Erin Flahrety scored on a breakaway from passes by Elizabeth Johnson and Morgan Barbossa. To finish off the game, Cami Bell scored on the powerplay from a pass by Maggie Berleth. SPS is heading into their final week of the regular season!

Feb 17, 2024 vs Phillips Exeter Academy, Tie 2-2

Big Red Plays to a Tie at Exeter

St. Paul’s tied Exeter on Saturday, Feb. 17th. SPS went down early after Exeter scored just 30 seconds into the game. The Big Red didn’t quit, however, and came back just minutes later with an unassisted goal by Maggie Berleth on the powerplay. Tess Mulkerron added to the score with a top shelf goal. Chelsea Bell had the assist. Exeter came back and tied it up with just minutes remaining. The teams battled hard in OT, and the game ended in a 2-2 tie.

Feb 21, 2024 vs Proctor Academy, Win 4-1

Big Red Heads Into the Playoffs With a Win

St. Paul’s beat Proctor on the road during the last regular season game. Tess Mulkerron netted the first goal of the game from a pass by Ava Hunter. SPS kept rolling, and Maisie Koo scored a goal from the point. Erin Flaherty and Elizabeth Johnson had the assists. Tess Mulkerron was on fire and scored her second goal of the game to end the first period. Kate Pura tallied the last goal of the game from passes by Tess Mulkerron and Georgia Bussey. The Big Red is headed to the Lakes Region playoffs as the #2 seed.

Hockey — JV Girls

Dec 2, 2023 vs Kimball Union Academy, Win 7-1

Big Red Opens With a Win Against the Wildcats

It was a day of firsts for the 2023-2024 edition of SPS JV girls hockey: first game of the season, first win of the season, and the first goal in a SPS uniform for a handful of newcomers to the team. The Pelicans once again opened the season with a trip to Meriden to take on the KUA Wildcats. The high energy from the bus ride transferred to the ice as the visitors opened the scoring on the first shift of the game with a goal from Marina Kane ‘25. Returning team member Saylor Pachios ‘26 doubled the Pelicans’ advantage shortly after, and for the rest of the afternoon the team rolled all four lines and worked on passing and positioning. In addition to Kane, Tesla Pratt ‘26, Iris LaMoreaux ‘27, and Louisa Gosk ‘26 each tallied their first goal in a SPS uniform. One thing that was not a first was the strong play of goaltender Parker Neilson ‘25, who made several timely saves throughout the game. Up next is a trip down I-93 for a Wednesday afternoon game against Andover.

Dec 6, 2023 vs Phillips Academy Andover, Win 8-3

Big Red Defeats Big Blue on the Road

Back on the road for the second time in as many games, the SPS JV girls hockey team defeated the host Big Blue of Phillips Academy Andover 8-3 on Wednesday afternoon. An unusual stat, and a trend that the team will hope doesn’t become habitual, is that four of the SPS goals scored in the game were shorthanded, including all three of the team’s first period tallies. Emerson Bentley ‘25 got the visitors on the board first with an end-to-end rush that concluded with a nice move to freeze the goaltender followed by a shot high to the blocker side. Just 15 seconds later, while killing the same penalty, Chandler Curtis ‘27 tallied her first goal of the season and followed it up with her second shorty of the period the next time the Big Red were down a player. The Andover PP did capitalize on the player advantage late in the period, and after one SPS held a 3-1 lead.

A pair of goals from the back end early in the second opened the game up in the Big Red’s favor. Thayer Demers ‘26 took a well-timed wrist shot from the point through traffic that made its way past the screened Andover goaltender, followed by another seeing-eye point shot, taken by Ali Cabot ‘25, that found the back of the net. Tesla Pratt ‘26 and Bentley added second period goals for SPS, and Meg Bohan closed out the team’s scoring for the day on a well-executed 2 on 1 rush with Curtis. The Big Blue added a pair of goals late in the game to conclude the day’s scoring. It will be a rare game-free Saturday for SPS, giving the team a week before their next game: a 3:30 PM faceoff at Pingree School next Wednesday, December 13.

Dec 13, 2023 vs Pingree School, Win 6-0

Big Red Tabs Road Win at Pingree

On Wednesday afternoon, the JV girls traveled to Hamilton, Mass. to close out the 2023 portion of the 2023-24 season with a game at Pingree School. It took just 13 seconds for the visitors to take a lead that would not be relinquished. Marina Kane ‘25 won the opening faceoff back to Iris LaMoreaux ‘27, who quickly advanced the puck to Tesla Pratt ‘26. Pratt carried the puck wide into the zone and made a cross-ice pass to Kane, whose initial shot was saved, but she gathered and scored on the rebound. That quick strike was the only tally the visitors would amass until late in the second period when Ali Cabot ‘25 finished a nice individual effort to give SPS a 2-0 lead. A key story to the middle portion of the second period was the play of goaltender Parker Neilson ‘25, who made several outstanding saves from close range to prevent the hosts from getting on the board and gaining momentum. Early in the third period, Emerson Bentley ‘25 scored a power play goal, assisted by Cabot and Thayer Demers ‘26, to open the proverbial floodgates. The Big Red scored three more goals - two by Meg Bohan ‘25 and one from Kane - to skate to a 6-0 victory. We hope everyone has a wonderful winter break and we look forward to seeing everyone in 2024!

Jan 6, 2024 vs Valley Jr. Warriors, Loss 1-5

The Big Red Takes on Valley Junior Warriors at Gordon Rink

Just two days removed from Winter Break, the SPS JV girls hockey team kicked off 2024 with a matchup against the Valley Jr. Warriors 14U team, the best team SPS has faced in the past few seasons. It was a good learning experience and a fun opportunity to play against such a talented opponent to begin the second half of the season.

Inspired by an energetic pre-game speech from the team’s fifth formers, it took just 22 seconds for SPS to take a 1–0 lead. Ali Cabot ‘25 retrieved a dump-in and made a breakout pass to Emerson Bentley ’25, who carried the puck wide past a Warriors defender and took a sharp-angle shot that found a small hole between the Warriors’ goaltender’s pad and the post. The lead was short-lived, however, as the Warriors tied the game on the next shift. For the remainder of the period, the story was the phenomenal goaltending of Parker Neilson ’25, who made several outstanding saves to keep the score tied for the remainder of the period.

In the second period, the Warriors controlled possession and moved the puck well, and the fatigue that comes from defending eventually caught up to the Big Red. At the end of the second period, the visitors held a 4–1 lead. A late power play goal concluded the game’s scoring. Despite the score, the SPS team put forth a fantastic effort and can find several good takeaways from the game. Up next is a return to prep competition with a Wednesday home game against Proctor Academy.

Jan 10, 2024 vs Proctor Academy, Win 8-3

Big Red Beats Hornets on Gordon Rink

SPS concluded its two-game homestand with a victory over visiting Proctor Academy on Wednesday afternoon. Once again, the Big Red scored on the first shift of the game when Iris LaMoreaux ’27 sent a well-timed pass through the neutral zone to an in-stride Meg Bohan ’25, who converted a partial breakaway. Quick, precise puck movement was a theme for the Big Red throughout the game and created several good scoring opportunities. Linemates Tesla Pratt ’26 and Chandler Curtis ’27 developed an especially strong chemistry and combined for four goals on the afternoon. Additional highlights included the first goal of the season for both Finlay Goring ’26 and Leela Umashankar ’27.

Jan 13, 2024 vs Holderness School, Win 8-0

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Jan 17, 2024 vs Proctor Academy, Win 8-0

Big Red Beat Hornets On the Road

For the second consecutive Wednesday, SPS faced off against Proctor Academy. Meg Bohan ’25 led the way for the visitors offensively, recording a hat trick on the afternoon. Emerson Bentley ’25 scored a pair of first period goals, and the Big Red received single tallies from Marina King ’25, Chandler Curtis ’27, and Iris LaMoreaux ’27. Goaltender Parker Neilson ’25 played well when called upon, stopping all 12 shots she faced to earn the shutout.

We are looking forward to hosting the JV Jamboree on Saturday, which will also include Kimball Union Academy, New Hampton School, and Dexter Southfield School. The action begins at 2:30pm with SPS vs KUA and New Hampton vs Southfield.

Jan 20, 2024 vs Kimball Union Academy, Win 8-2

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Jan 20, 2024 vs Dexter Southfield School, Win 4-2

Big Red Wins Inaugural SPS Girls JV Hockey Jamboree

The Big Red hosted the first, hopefully annual, Girls JV Hockey Jamboree at the Hockey Center in Millville as KUA, New Hampton and Dexter Southfield joined what is temporarily known as the Twizzler Cup. The opening game saw SPS take on the wildcats of KUA. Great energy and hard work by both teams made for an exciting affair. KUA scored first, but it would be quick back-to-back goals by Emerson Bentley ’25 and Iris LaMoreaux ’27 that would put SPS on top. KUA made it 2–2 moments later to let everyone know they would not go away easily. Several big stops by goaltender Parker Neilson ’25 lifted the Big Red spirit and the club found their rhythm. A flurry of shots were stopped by the KUA netminder but the high flying Pelicans capitalized on the loose pucks. Meg Bohan ’25 and Chandler Curtis ’27 found the back of the net as did Lamoreaux and Bentley again. The prettiest goal may have been the last one as LaMoreaux and Caroline Frost ’25 combined for a nice give and go that Frost finished with skill. In the other semi-final game Dexter Southfield topped New Hampton 2–0.

In the Jamboree final, SPS played another fast-paced game against a talented Dexter Southfield squad. The hosts fell behind 8 minutes into the contest but were not dismayed. This time the response was immediate, and it came from hard work by Third Former Chandler Curtis ’27 and her linemates Marina Kane ’25 and Leela Umashankar ’27 as Chandler netted a pair to make it a 2–1 game. The tireless Bentley to Bohan connection gave the squad a 3–1 lead. Southfield made it 3–2 before Emerson used her speed and strength to put the game away as she went hard to the net making it a 4-2 final. That is how the game would finish with kudos to all the participants this weekend; well played, high energy and a positive spirit. Many thanks to all the parents and fans who supported the team.

Good news for the Big Red as they host Southfield again the coming Wednesday in what promises to be a competitive rematch.

Go Big Red!

Jan 24, 2024 vs Dexter Southfield School, Tie 4-4

Big Red and Dexter Play to Thrilling Tie

A thrilling, back-and-forth battle between SPS and Dexter Southfield ended in a 4-4 tie on Wednesday afternoon in the second tightly contested game between the teams in the past five days. This game had it all: end-to-end action, good passing and positional play, strong goaltending, energetic fans, beautiful goals, and a thrilling, goalless overtime session.

In Saturday’s game it was the visitors who struck first; this time, it was the Big Red taking a 1-0 lead courtesy of a Chandler Curtis ’27 goal following a nice pass from Tesla Pratt ’26. However, the first period ended tied at 1 after a Dexter-Southfield goal. In the second period, Ali Cabot ’25 scored a highlight reel goal for SPS, but a pair of odd-man rush goals from Dexter Southfield put SPS in unfamiliar territory heading into the third period — trailing. Down but not out, Curtis scored her second goal of the game to tie the score, only to see Dexter-Southfield retake the lead. Determined not to come up on the short end of the final score, SPS increased its intensity and was rewarded when Emerson Bentley ’25 pushed home a loose puck after a goalmouth scramble to tie the game at 4 apiece.

The teams agreed to play a five-minute overtime period. Although SPS had the better of the scoring chances, Dexter-Southfield did a good job of clogging the goalmouth, blocking shots, and clearing rebounds. All-around it was a well-played game of hockey from both teams.

Jan 27, 2024 vs Noble and Greenough School, Win 8-1

Big Red JV Girls Hockey Downs Nobles at Ingalls Rink

d by a four-point afternoon from Chandler Curtis ’27, SPS defeated visiting Nobles 8-1 on Saturday afternoon. Meg Bohan ’25 struck first for the hosts, converting a cross-ice pass from Curtis - the first of her three assists on the afternoon. Late in the period, Saylor Pachios ’26 won a faceoff back to Emerson Bentley ’25, whose quickly released shot through traffic surprised the Nobles goaltender and found the back of the net to put SPS ahead 2-0 after the first. In the second period, Curtis (assisted by Marina Kane ’25) and Bentley (assisted by Leela Umashankar ’27) each scored to double the Pelicans’ advantage heading into the third. Bohan, Kane, Iris LaMoreaux ’27, and Ali Cabot ’25 each scored in the third period to conclude the game’s scoring.

With each passing game, the team’s improvement — collectively, as well as individual improvement of each player — becomes more evident. Up next is a Wednesday afternoon trip to New Hampton School.

Jan 31, 2024 vs New Hampton School, Win 10-0

SPS Nets 10 in Road Win at New Hampton

On Wednesday afternoon, the SPS JV girls traveled to New Hampton School to play the first game of a St. Paul’s/New Hampton doubleheader, with the varsity boys team playing the second game. Ali Cabot ’26 scored on the second shift of the game, tipping home a Meg Bohan ’26 shot, and the team never looked back. Highlights of the game included the first career SPS goal for Nel Peter ’26, Louisa Gosk ’26 scoring her second goal of the season on a breakaway, Thayer Demers ’26 scoring her first goal of the season, a few instances of strong backchecking and defensive play, and continued improvement from all in uniform. Parker Neilson ’26 was sharp in net to earn the shutout.

Feb 7, 2024 vs Phillips Exeter Academy, Win 6-3

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Feb 10, 2024 vs Northfield Mount Hermon School, Win 10-1

Big Red Downs NMH

On an afternoon in which the weather felt more appropriate for mid-April than mid-February, SPS welcomed Northfield Mount Hermon to Gordon Rink. The day brought forth several milestones, beginning with the first career appearance between the pipes for Nel Peter ‘25, who turned aside 6 of the 7 shots she faced. The other milestones included the first career goals for Hana Jang ‘27, Allison Min ‘27, Claire Lee ‘26, and Luly Lujan Lalieu ‘26. Parker Neilson ‘25, who traded in her goalie pads for skater’s attire and patrolled the blue line for the game, scored on an end-to-end rush reminiscent of the great Bobby Orr.

With just two weeks remaining in the season, the Big Red will welcome the Big Blue of Andover to Millville on Wednesday afternoon for the second meeting of the season between the teams. The puck drops at 5 p.m.

Feb 14, 2024 vs Phillips Academy Andover, Win 6-1

Girls JV Hockey Wins on the Road Against Big Blue

On Wednesday afternoon, a Big Red team sporting stick and helmet decor appropriate for Valentine’s Day welcomed Andover to town for the second meeting of the season between the teams. The first meeting took place in Andover before Christmas; knowing how much time has passed between games, SPS fully expected to see a much-improved Andover team on Wednesday afternoon. While Andover has indeed improved notably, so, too, has SPS in that time. With all four lines rolling, SPS proved to be too much for the Big Blue and skated to a 7-1 victory. Tesla Pratt ‘26 opened the scoring with an unassisted breakaway goal, and late in the first period - a frame which was marked by several nice saves by the Andover goaltender - Ali Cabot ‘25 scored on a snapshot high to the blocker side to give the Big Red a 2-0 lead after one. The game remained tight until the midpoint of the second period, when SPS scored three quick goals to open the game up. First, Caroline Frost ‘25 finished a beautiful passing sequence with linemates Chandler Curtis ‘27 and Marina Kane ‘25; the trio would combine again moments later, with Kane being the recipient of a pass from Curtis, who had received the puck from Frost. Sandwiched between their goals was a well-placed shot to the top corner from Iris LaMoreaux ‘27. Pratt and LaMoreaux scored third period goals for SPS. Although Andover spoiled the shutout bid of Parker Neilson ‘25 with a late power play goal, Neilson played extremely well between the pipes to earn the victory.

Feb 21, 2024 vs Proctor Academy, Win 6-1

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Nordic Ski Race — Boys

Dec 6, 2023 vs Lakes Region

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Jan 17, 2024 vs Proctor / Belmont Hill / Holderness / Dublin / NMH / Cardigan Mountain / Putney School / Phillips Academy Andover — Sixth Place

Proctor Academy: 30
Belmont Hill School: 35
Holderness School: 65
Dublin School: 65
Northfield Mount Hermon School: 70
St. Paul’s School: 92
Cardigan Mountain School: 127
The Putney School: 127
Phillips Academy Andover: 137

Jan 24, 2024 vs Lakes Region

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Jan 31, 2024 vs Lakes Region

Race highlights:

Feb 7, 2024 vs Lakes Region

Race results:

Feb 14, 2024 vs Lakes Region

Race highlights:

Feb 21, 2024 vs NEPSACs

Race summary:

Nordic Ski Race — Girls

Dec 6, 2023 vs Lakes Region

Race highlights:

Jan 17, 2024 vs Holderness / Proctor / The Putney School / NMH / Dublin School / Phillips Academy Andover — Fourth Place

Holderness School: 17
Proctor Academy: 41
The Putney School: 61
St. Paul’s School: 74
Northfield Mount Hermon School: 79
Dublin School: 84
Phillips Academy Andover: 134

Jan 24, 2024 vs Lakes Region

Race highlights:

Jan 31, 2024 vs Lakes Region

Race highlights:

Feb 7, 2024 vs Lakes Region

Race results:

Feb 14, 2024 vs Lakes Region

Race highlights:

Feb 21, 2024 vs NEPSACs

Race summary:

Squash — Varsity Boys

Dec 6, 2023 vs Brooks School, Win 7-0

Match highlights:

Dec 9, 2023 vs Tabor Academy, Win 6-1

Match highlights:

Jan 10, 2024 vs Phillips Exeter Academy, Win 7-0

Match highlights:

Jan 13, 2024 vs Milton Academy, Win 5-2

Match highlights:

Jan 17, 2024 vs Groton School, Win 7-0

Match highlights

Jan 20, 2024 vs Choate Rosemary Hall, Win 4-3

Match highlights:

Jan 27, 2024 vs Deerfield Academy, Loss 2-5

Match highlights:

Feb 2, 2024 vs Belmont Hill School, Win 4-3

Match highlights:

Feb 6, 2024 vs Phillips Academy Andover, Loss 3-4

Match highlights:

Feb 10, 2024 vs NE Boys Squash Tournament

SPS vs Kent School, Loss 2-5
SPS vs Deerfield Academy, Loss 1-6

Feb 11, 2024 vs Choate Rosemary Hall, Loss 1-6

Match highlights:

Squash — JV Boys

Dec 6, 2023 vs Brooks School, Win 7-0

Match highlights:

Dec 9, 2023 vs Tabor Academy, Win 7-0

Match highlights:

Jan 10, 2024 vs Phillips Exeter Academy, Win 5-2

Match highlights:

Jan 13, 2024 vs Milton Academy, Win 7-0

Match highlights:

Jan 17, 2024 vs Groton School, Win 7-0

Match highlights:

Jan 27, 2024 vs Deerfield Academy, Win 5-2

Match highlights:

Feb 2, 2024 vs Belmont Hill School, Win 4-3

Match highlights:

Feb 7, 2024 vs Fessenden School, Win 5-2

Match highlights:

Feb 14, 2024 vs Fessenden School, Win 5-2

Match highlights:

Feb 17, 2024 vs Eaglebrook School, Loss 3-4

Match summary:

Feb 21, 2024 vs Squash Busters, Win 6-2

Match highlights:

Squash — Varsity Girls

Dec 2, 2023 vs St. George's School, Win 7-0

St. Paul’s School Sweeps St. George’s to Start the Season

The SPS Big Red Squash Team started their season off with a dominant win against the St. George’s Dragons, sweeping every spot in the line-up. With all starting players returning from a team that finished tenth in the nation last spring, the Big Red jumped out to a quick lead during the first round of matches. In the first round of matches, Angel Hu, Lele Gibbs, Tattie Gibbs, and Ava Detweiler each earned decisive 3-0 victories at positions 2, 4, 6, and 8 putting St. Paul’s within one match of victory. The Big Red would not have to wait long, as the second round of matches proved equally decisive, with Calla Yim, Catherine Li, Tori Thill, and Daisy Wu winning 3-0 as well at positions 1, 3, 5, and 7. These wins solidified a 7-0 sweep for St. Paul’s to start off the 2023-2024 season.

The Big Red are excited to carry this momentum forward to next week, where they will have their home opener against the Brooks School on Wednesday.

Dec 6, 2023 vs Brooks School, Win 7-0

Match highlights:

Jan 10, 2024 vs Phillips Exeter Academy, Win 7-0

Match highlights:

Jan 13, 2024 vs Milton Academy, Win 7-0

Match highlights:

Jan 17, 2024 vs Groton School, Win 7-0

Match highlights:

Jan 20, 2024 vs Choate Rosemary Hall, Win 7-0

Match highlights:

Jan 27, 2024 vs Deerfield Academy, Win 6-1

Match highlights:

Jan 31, 2024 vs Tabor Academy, Loss 3-4

Match highlights:

Feb 6, 2024 vs Phillips Academy Andover, Win 5-2

Match highlights:

Feb 7, 2024 vs Winsor School, Win 5-2

Match highlights:

Feb 10, 2024 vs NE Girls Squash Tournament

SPS vs Winsor School, Win 5-2
SPS vs Greenwich Academy, Loss 0-7

Feb 11, 2024 vs Tabor Academy, Loss 3-4

Match highlights:

Squash — JV Girls

Dec 2, 2023 vs St. George's School, Win 7-0

Big Red Takes Down the Dragons

SPS JV Girls Squash walked away from their first match of the season with big wins against St. George’s. The JV1 Girls consisting of Ava Detweiller, Ruby Sandoval, Emery Gay, Melody Zhang, Amelia Guest, Addie Hayne, Sarah Lee, Miya Zhang, and Celia Hepp all had big wins today. Our four girls on JV2, Grace Ten Broek, Liza Ten Broek, Reece Vanderwarker, and Subin Park not only played in their very first matches for St. Paul’s today, but they also won their matches in three quick games. Way to go girls! The JV Girls are back at it this Wednesday, December 6, at home against Brooks.

Dec 6, 2023 vs Brooks School, Win 7-0

Match highlights:

Jan 10, 2024 vs Phillips Exeter Academy, Win 5-2

Match highlights:

Jan 13, 2024 vs Milton Academy, Win 6-1

Match highlights:

Jan 17, 2024 vs Groton School, Win 7-0

Match highlights:

Jan 27, 2024 vs Deerfield Academy, Win 5-2

Match highlights:

Feb 7, 2024 vs Winsor School, Loss 2-5

Match highlights:

Feb 21, 2024 vs Squash Busters, Win 6-2

Match highlights:

Wrestling — Varsity

Dec 2, 2023 vs St. Sebastian's School / BB&N / Tabor Academy, First Place

SPS vs St. Sebastian’s School: 43-30
SPS vs Buckingham Browne & Nichols School: 78-6
SPS vs Tabor Academy: 72-12

Dec 6, 2023 vs Phillips Academy Andover, Loss 36-48

Match highlights:

Dec 13, 2023 vs Phillips Exeter Academy / Governor's Academy, First Place

SPS vs. Phillips Exeter Academy, Win 48-36
SPS vs Governor’s Academy, Win 43-27

Jan 6, 2024 vs Brooks School / Hyde School, First Place

SPS vs. Brooks School 54-24
SPS vs Hyde School 66-12

Jan 10, 2024 vs Belmont Hill School, Loss 18-64

Match highlights:

Jan 13, 2024 vs Wilbraham & Monson / Choate / Pomfret, First Place

SPS vs Wilbraham & Monson Academy 66-12
SPS vs Choate Rosemary Hall 52-28
SPS vs Pomfret School 54-21

Jan 17, 2024 vs NMH / Spaulding

SPS vs Northfield Mount Hermon: 12-69
SPS vs Spaulding: 48-31

Jan 20, 2024 vs Phillips Academy Andover / Lawrenceville School / NMH

SPS vs Phillips Academy Andover, Win 48-36
SPS vs The Lawrenceville School, Win 42-39
SPS vs. Northfield Mount Hermon School, Loss 0-78

Jan 24, 2024 vs St. Mark's School / Middlesex School

Match highlights:

Jan 27, 2024 vs Roxbury Latin School / Marianapolis / Hyde School (ME)

SPS vs Roxbury Latin School, Loss 21-56
SPS vs Marianapolis, Win 78-3
SPS vs Hyde School (ME), Win 78-6

Feb 10, 2024 vs Class A Tournament

Boys: 2nd Place
Girls: 3rd Place

Feb 16, 2024 New England Prep School Championships

Match summary:

Feb 17, 2024 New England Prep School Championships

Girls: 5th Place
Boys: 7th Place

Wrestling — JV

Jan 17, 2024 vs Phillips Exeter Academy / Phillips Academy Andover / Governor's Academy / Cardigan Mountain

SPS vs Phillips Exeter Academy, Win 4-1
SPS vs Phillips Academy Andover, Win 6-1
SPS vs Governor’s Academy, Loss 1-2
SPS vs Cardigan Mountain School, Tie 4-4

Feb 14, 2024 Tournament vs Phillips Academy Andover / Phillips Exeter Academy / Governor's Academy — CANCELED

Tournament canceled