Practice makes prepared

Hartford girls hockey head coach Kylie Young, left, explains a drill to her players during a practice at Barwood Arena in White River Junction, Vt., on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023. The team, which lost to Middlebury in the quarterfinal round of VPA Division II girls hockey playoffs in February, has nine returning players and three who are brand new to the sport. Young said she expects this season’s team to be tight-knit, but with their wide array of skills they will have to work hard for their wins. (Valley News / Report For America - Alex Driehaus) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Hartford girls hockey head coach Kylie Young, left, explains a drill to her players during a practice at Barwood Arena in White River Junction, Vt., on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023. The team, which lost to Middlebury in the quarterfinal round of VPA Division II girls hockey playoffs in February, has nine returning players and three who are brand new to the sport. Young said she expects this season’s team to be tight-knit, but with their wide array of skills they will have to work hard for their wins. (Valley News / Report For America - Alex Driehaus) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. Valley News / Report for America — Alex Driehaus

Published: 12-04-2023 10:51 AM

Hartford High girls hockey coach Kylie Young, left, explains a drill to her players during a practice at Wendell A. Barwood Arena in White River Junction on Thursday. The Hurricanes, who lost to Middlebury in the quarterfinal round of VPA Division II girls hockey playoffs in February, have nine returning players and three who are new to the sport. Young said she expects this season’s team to be tight-knit, but with their wide array of skills they will have to work hard for their wins. Hartford opens its season at Brattleboro on Dec. 9 and has a rematch with Middlebury set for its Dec. 16 home opener.

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