NEW LONDON, Conn.--Fenway Sports Management (FSM) today announced additions to the schedule of men's and women's hockey games taking place at Fenway Park in January as part of Capital One Frozen Fenway 2017 and the Connecticut College Women's Hockey has been selected to play Bowdoin College Thursday, January 12 at 4:00 p.m.
Under the direction of Head Coach Kristin Steele, the Connecticut College women's hockey team has advanced into the semifinal round in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championship in three of the past four years.
"The opportunity to play an outdoor game at Fenway will be an amazing experience for our student-athletes," Coach Steele said. "We are fortunate to have this chance and look forward sharing it with alumni and friends of Connecticut College."
In 2015-16, the Camels notched their first home post-season victory with a 3-0 triumph against Hamilton College February 27. Connecticut College set a program record with their 15 wins.
The team returns three All-Conference performers to the ice this winter. Senior defense-woman Julie Beattie of Livonia, Mich. and goaltender Katherine Chester of Mendham, N.J. earned first team recognition. Sophomore Jordan Cross of Saugus, Mass. was honored as the NESCAC Rookie of the Year.
Beattie is looking forward to the experience of playing outdoors against a conference rival.
"The team is very excited to be part of such an amazing opportunity to play at Frozen Fenway this year," Beattie said. "Representing the NESCAC alongside Bowdoin is a once in a lifetime opportunity and it is a great honor to be recognized with the other teams lined up with for the 2017 Frozen Fenway. We are looking forward to bringing a big league win in Boston back to Connecticut College."
Fran Shields, the Katherine Wenc Christoffers '45 Director of Athletics and Chair of Physical Education at Connecticut College anticipates a big crowd for the game in Beantown.
"Frozen Fenway will be a great experience for our student-athletes," said Shields. "To be able to compete at the highest levels of Division III women's ice hockey against a great program like Bowdoin College in an iconic sports venue presents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. We're excited to showcase our women's ice hockey program, especially with a strong Boston-area alumni base. Our entire campus is energized by the news."