First Ladies (Valley News)


[[{“type”:“media”,“view_mode”:“media_large”,“fid”:null,“attributes”:{“class”:“media-image alignright size-full wp-image-2569”,“typeof”:“foaf:Image”,“style”:“”,“width”:“100”,“height”:“100”,“alt”:“Valley News”}}]]Today, the Dartmouth women’s ice hockey team is frequently ranked one of the best in the country. But it all began with a group of lacrosse players in figure skates.

“A lot of us had figure skates on when we started,” original team member Amy Cammann Cholnoky ’77 told The Valley News. “It was embarrassing sometimes, because our learning curve was so steep.”

This weekend, more than 60 players from the program’s early days will gather to remember its humble beginnings and appreciate its achievements (the team is currently ranked 10th in the nation by USA Today).

“I want to hear from the alums but also get them reconnected with what’s a very different program and sport in some ways,” said Head Coach Mark Hudak. “We always talk about tradition and these women, that’s where it began.”

Read the full story, published 1/20/12 by the Valley News.

Office of Communications