As you may have heard, ’round the world, the MASCO High School Girls’ Varsity Ice Hockey Program has been saved. Administrators had errantly worked out the deal with another school without considering the full and long term impact that dismantling an existing Girls’ High School Hockey team would have on the future of Women’s Hockey everywhere. Despite multiple States’ Finals and Championship runs, a deep bench of returning upperclassmen, and a number of incoming freshmen (a Program that is also fed by a thriving, ever-growing MASCO Youth Hockey Lady Chieftains Program serving the Tri-Town Communities of Boxford, Middleton, and Topsfield), the decision had been made to “non-renew”, the MASCO Girls’ Ice Hockey Co-op. The Community, the world, Womens’ Hockey, and supporters everywhere spoke loudly in an amazing grass roots effort to save the MASCO Girls’ Ice Hockey Program and to allow the girls to have a fair and equal opportunity to play ice hockey just like the boys; to be allowed to play at their own high school. Unfortunately, last season’s team has been dissolved. The girls, every single one of the girls, forever friends and teammates, in the amazing sport of women’s hockey wish each other best wishes and competition as they all skate off to their next hockey adventure and will enjoy seeing each other in rinks for the rest of their lives; the wonderful gift of hockey and team play.
The 2020-21 season shows signs of incredible excitement and high expectations. MASCO has a solid bench with many returning Varsity Upperclassmen (see Roster to date) and an extremely talented Freshman Class. Watch for Coach Ryan Sugar and his amazing Assistant Coaches Rachael Duval and Alex Jones, (both MASCO Chieftains alum) to bring this team back to the States’ Championships again!!
2020 Fall Sports have been approved; waiting for the puck to drop. Please check back, stayed tuned, for updates as we all work through this COVID Pandemic together. High School Winter Sports, and more exciting MASCO Girls’ Hockey will be here soon!! Stay Safe. Mask up!
Thank you all for your Support!!