The Masconomet Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Team is a cooperative team hosted by Masconomet Regional High School and includes the following high schools: Newburyport, Triton, Georgetown, and Amesbury. The team competes in the MIAA Division 1.
Head Coach – Ryan Sugar
Head Coach Ryan Sugar takes on his fourth year as the head coach of the Lady Chieftains. In the past 3 seasons, Coach Sugar led the team to Northeastern Conference titles and two state semi-finals. Ryan was the captain of the Wakefield High School Hockey team and also played a PG year at South Kent School where he was named to the New England all star team. A knee injury cut short his college career.
Ryan graduated from Salem State University with a BS in Sports Management and is a Massachusetts licensed automobile appraiser. Ryan lives in Danvers with his wife Lindsay and his daughter Avery.
Assistant Coach – Rachael Duval
Coach Duval enters her third season as assistant coach for the Masco Girls Ice Hockey program. Rachael is currently a junior at Endicott College.
Rachael graduated from Masconomet High School in 2017. She was a standout defenseman on the hockey team for 4 years. She was also a member of the first Masco girls hockey team to win a state tournament game – and then pull off 2 more upsets to go on to compete in the state semi-final!
Assistant Coach – Alex Jones
The 2019/2020 Season Outlook
Fourth year coach Ryan Sugar continued the State Tournament appearance streak to make it nine years in a row for the program. Only 4 departures last year and the rest returned from last year’s squad. Plus, there are 4 new freshmen. There is also 1 new junior, Bella Cahill, and 1 coming back to the team after a year away, Lauren Dillon. Expectations are high for this year’s squad as they seek to defend their Northeastern Conference title (2 years running) and take yet another run at qualifying for the State Tournament.
Senior Captains Molly Elmore and Meghan McElaney are looking to lead the team deep into the tournament this year. They won one playoff game last year and will be looking for more this year. The Lady Chieftains have high hopes for this season. They have lots of talent this year and will be able to play at least 3 lines of forwards! They will have their hands full but there should be many great games to watch!