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January 8, 2014

A trip to Frozen Fenway

Govs hockey team will play at home of Red Sox

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The Govs boys team will also have the opportunity to play a game on the Fenway Park ice. That game will be played on Sunday at 1:30 p.m., an opportunity that arose after the ice was rented by Governor’s Academy for a game against Kimball Union Academy.

When it comes to preparation for the outside ice surface, Ceglarski knows it is something that will just take getting used to as the game progresses.

“Our home ice rink sits next to a marsh that was flooded and frozen, so I was almost tempted to bring the girls outside,” Ceglarski said jokingly. “Preparation hasn’t been any different because it’s one of those things that you just have to get used to. It’s a different venue and wide open. You have to be mentally tough because it’s going to be very cold. We will see what happens.”

If the Govs are going to leave 4 Yawkey Way with a win and an improved 5-2 record, they know they will have to have their best against a team that beat them just last year.

“I know that St. Paul’s made it to the semifinals as a Division 1 team last year,” Ceglarski said. “They beat us 4-0 last year, and they frighten me this year because they have some really good, young players who remind me of the really good players we had a couple years ago. We have been stingy, though; we only gave up three goals in a tournament over vacation. We have a really good senior goaltender, and I think that’s how we have been successful.”

Win or lose, though, the game promises to be something that is special for everyone involved.

“I think the girls are excited,” Ceglarski said. “For them, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

Online updates Follow the Governor's Academy girls as they take on St. Paul's Academy at Fenway Park on Twitter by following @GovsAthletics.

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