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Women’s Hockey Preview: Harvard University

The Ivy League hasn’t started play yet and the Crimson still have a few weeks to wait.

Harvard Athletics

Everyone loves a mystery and we are all going to try and solve one with this season’s Crimson team.

What Happened Last Year

The short answer is nothing. Expounding on that, the Ivy League took the year off from all sports due to the pandemic, meaning there was no Crimson hockey last season. The last time Harvard took the ice they had taken second in the Ivy and fourth in the ECAC.

Key Loss

Ali Peper

After four solid seasons for the Crimson, including getting a C added to her sweater in the ’19-’20 season, Peper hung up her skates to take up investment banking. Harvard will definitely miss her leadership on the blue line as they look to return to play after a very extended absence.

Key Addition

Gabrielle Davidson Adams

Adams is a highly touted Canadian prospect out of Ontario. Ivy League experts seem to be excited to see her play. She has been involved in the Hockey Canada system and the high levels of the Provincial games.

What to expect this year

It is going to be very difficult to know what to expect from this team having not seen them play in over a year. The Crimson are a historically strong team but have had weaker seasons in recent times. Harvard will likely be in contention for one of the home ice slots in the ECAC and will be near the top of the ECAC.