HANOVER – Well it’s not quite hockey season here in the twin states, but that didn’t stop one local athlete from making headlines earlier this month with a big announcement about her future.
The Hanover girls hockey team has been nothing short of dominant since the sport was sanctioned by the NHIAA back in 2008, winning seven of the eight championships ever handed out. And just last week, one of the program’s most successful players announced where she’ll be taking her talents at the collegiate level.
Marauders senior Matti Hartman signed a National Letter of Intent last Wednesday, committing to play women’s hockey for Northeastern University down in Boston. Hartman – who’s only known championship seasons in three years at Hanover High – ranks third among the program’s all-time scorers, amassing 88 goals and 72 assists over her first three high school seasons.
Hartman hopes to bring a much-needed offensive boost to a Huskies team that finished 14-17-5 overall a year ago. The Hanover senior – who’s also represented the U.S. by earning a spot on the national under-18 team – is set to kickoff her final high school season Dec. 15 when the Marauders travel to face Con-Val.
Be sure to follow our coverage this winter to see how Hartman and her Hanover teammates fare on their quest to win an unprecedented seventh straight championship.