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 third year as the head coach of the Lady Chieftains. Coach Sugar led the team to two state semi-finals the past 2 years. 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 with the Masco Girls Ice Hockey program. Rachael is currently a sophomore at Endicott College.
Rachael graduated from Masconomet High School in 2017. She was a standout defensemen 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!
The 2018/2019 Season Outlook
Third year coach Ryan Sugar continued the State Tournament appearance streak to make it eight years in a row for the program. Ten players return from last year’s squad. Plus, there are 7 new freshmen, 2 new sophomores and a new juniore joining the team! Expectations are high for this year’s squad as they seek to defend their Northeastern Conference title (first in program history) and take yet another run at qualifying for the State Tournament.
Senior Captains Anna Behringer, Abby Gendron, Mikayla Vincent along with Junior Assistant Captain Molly Elmore will lead the girls as they try to top last year’s record of 18-4-2. They are looking to lead the team deep into the tournament this year as well. The Lady Chieftains have high hopes for this season. There’s plenty of talent on the ice but they will have a much different and likely tougher schedule than last year. They will have their hands full but there should be many great games to watch!