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Long Road Ahead, But Promise Shown by Girls’ Hockey

The team drops its league opener 8-0, but showed some flashes of competitive hockey.

BURRILLVILLE – The Narragansett, North Kingstown and South Kingstown Storm girls’ hockey team did about as well as they expected to do in their season opener, falling 8-0 to the more experienced Burrillville-Ponaganset co-op.

Head coach Edward Curran said that currently, his team is only about six to 10 players deep – some have never even skated before. As a result, he has about a line and a half, and everyone plays for developmental reasons.

Starting for the Storm on Friday night were:

  • Amina Brown, junior, forward, from Jamestown and North Kingstown High School
  • Emma Kyle, sophomore, forward, from Narragansett High School
  • Alexandria Smith, junior, forward, from South Kingstown High School
  • Tai Marino, freshman, defense, from South Kingstown High School
  • Devin McKnight, senior, defense, from Narragansett High School
  • Emily Edwards, sophomore, goalie, from North Kingstown High School

Also getting significant time off the bench were senior Andrea Cooper, sophomore Danielle Deangellis, and freshmen Brooke McGreen and Grace Cunnie. Cooper, McKnight and Smith serve as the team’s captains. The composition of the team is very young – Cooper and McKnight are the lone seniors.

The team is also missing several other area hockey players, since girl players are allowed to play on boys’ teams for competitive reasons. (Boys’ hockey is played at a much quicker pace, and checking is allowed.) Dolci Wagner and Sarah Cannon are on Narragansett’s varsity, and Meridith Rocha is on North Kingstown’s varsity.

The Storm will host the Barrington-Mt. Hope- Portsmouth co-op on Saturday, Dec. 10 at the Boss Ice Arena at the University of Rhode Island, their first home game. The team also uses the West Warwick Civic Center as home ice.

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