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The Rituals Behind the Game in Women’s Hockey

What you don’t see on the ice

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Watch the slide show above to learn how Carly Warren (MET’12), Louise Warren (CGS’12), and coach Brian Durocher (SED’78) prepare for game day.

After just six seasons playing in the big time, the Boston University women’s hockey team is ranked third in the country. Since becoming a varsity sport, the Terriers have become formidable opponents on the ice. This year’s team has several standouts, among them two members of the 2010 gold medal–winning Canadian Olympic hockey team and a freshman goalie whose 16-game winning streak came to an abrupt end in last week’s opening round of the Beanpot.

How do they do it? Sweat, tradition, and a little toy horse all play a role.

Joseph Chan can be reached at joechan@bu.edu. Melody Komyerov can be reached at komyerov@bu.edu.

This story was originally published February 14, 2011.

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