The casual observer might not even realize that Blair hockey number nine is sophomore Mollie Dalbey, the only girl on the Blair ice hockey team.
Blair's hockey team's playoff run fell just short of a state championship, as the Blazers (14-3) fell to Annapolis-Old Mill (10-3) in a heartbreaking 3-1 loss.
The Blair varsity hockey team (2-1-1) tied a thrilling game against the Rockville ice hockey team (2-1-1) in a 6-6 game that featured multiple lead changes and tons of goals. Three Blazers were close to a hat trick with juniors Ian Jackson, Sebastian Rubinstein and Max Kronstadt all netting two goals.
The Washington Capitals had high expectations coming into the 2013-2014 season. Second year coach Adam Oates would get his first full training camp, and before a disappointing seven game playoff loss to the Rangers last year, the Capitals surged in the last 19 games of last season, through which they went 15-2-2.
The DC Stars (3-3) defeated Blair's ice hockey team (4-2) by a score of 6-5 on Friday night.
From March 28 to April 1, freshmen Max Kronstadt and Javier Lopez-Casterno competed in the Ice Hockey National Championships in Wayne, NJ, with their team, the Montgomery Blue Devils (U14). The team came within a point of making the quarterfinals at Nationals and finished the season with a record of 28-13-4.
"First of all, I don't like Frisbee, I love it. And second of all, 'Frisbee' is a wham-o disc, 'Ultimate' is a lifestyle," jokes junior Devin Rutan, a co-captain of Blair's Ultimate Frisbee team, "Home Cooked." The Ultimate team, along with crew, paddling, running, ice hockey, are Blair's club sports, meaning that they don't receive school funding, their coaches and referees are not paid for by the school and they don't follow country established schedules for competitions.
Washington County (WC) (16-2-1) beat out the Blair ice hockey team (12-4-0) in a playoff matchup on Friday night. Despite strong defense and powerful goalkeeping, Blair was unable to score in the first two periods and lost by a final score of 5-1.
Blair ice hockey (12-3) defeated the Richard Montgomery (RM) Rockets on Tuesday night by a final score of 6-1. A game characterized by strong goalkeeping, intense defense and enthusiastic fans, the Blazers won their first playoff game by a wide margin.
The Blair ice hockey team (8-3) defeated the Blake Bengals (0-10) 5-0, in a game marked by some inconsistent playing and a less than desirable amount of teamwork from the Blazers. It was Blair's last regular season game, and junior goalie Michel Devynck's third shutout in four games.
Blair ice hockey (6-2) defeated the Poolesville Griffins on Friday night by a final score of 10-0. Teamwork and communication were key to the Blazers' large margin of victory.
Blair ice hockey (5-2) defeated the previously unbeaten Richard Montgomery Rockets (5-1) on Friday by a final score of 5-2. Strong goalkeeping, an aggressive offensive and a strong desire to win helped propel the team to victory.
Blair ice hockey (1-1) beat out the DC Stars with a final score of 9-1 on Friday night. Strong defense, solid goalkeeping, and an explosive offense allowed Blair to gain an early advantage, leading to a big victory.
The return of Sidney Crosby, Brad Richards' signing with the Rangers and fresh faces in the nation's capital should make this an especially exciting year for hockey.
Having made it farther in the playoffs than in any other season, the Blair ice hockey team (10-5-1) was eliminated by the Washington County North Stars (15-1-2) in a game that ended 5-2.
The Blair ice hockey team (10-3-1) solidly beat the D.C. Tigers (8-8-1) by a score of 7-2 in the first playoff game of the season.
The Blair ice hockey team (9-3-1) defeated the Long Reach Lightning (7-4-0) by a score of 5-3 in an electrifying game marked by a high number of penalties, solid offense and back-and-forth goal scoring. Since it was Blair's last regular season game, the team recognized its two graduating seniors: assistant captain and defenseman Peirce Marston and defenseman Ben Kaufman.
The Blair ice hockey team (8-3-1) solidly beat the Damascus Hornets (4-6-1) by a score of 6-3. With the win, Blair secured a spot in the playoffs.
On Monday, Blair's ice hockey team (5-3-1) took on the Walter Johnson Wildcats (4-1-2). Although Blair played strongly in areas such as defense, a sense of lethargy kept the team from reaching its full potential.
Blair ice hockey (5-3) easily defeated the Blake Bengals (0-6) in an uneven Wednesday night game. Strong Blair offense and smooth passes kept most of the game on Blake's side of the ice.
Blair ice hockey (3-2) dominated the B-CC Barons (0-2-1) by a score of 8-1 in a highly physical game that culminated in the one-game suspension of Blair's captain and a B-CC player.
The Blazers (2-2) beat the Sherwood Arrows, by a score of 7-1 in an exciting game. Although Sherwood came in with a 2-0 record, the Blazers controlled the game early.
The Blair ice hockey team (1-2) lost to the Wootton Patriots (1-0) by a score of 11-2 in an exhausting game that was closer than the scoreboard made it seem.
Whatever challenges the Blair ice hockey team (1-1) faced in its 6-2 loss against the Whitman Vikings (2-0), lack of spirit was not one of them.
The Blair ice hockey team (6-6) lost 1-8 to the two-time reigning state champion Walt Whitman (11-1) in a hard-fought game Friday night, ending the Blazers' first playoff run since 2005.
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