Submitted on Tuesday, 2/7/2023, at 1:15 PM

Daily Hampshire Gazette – A local newspaper touts the friendship and athletic accomplishments of Stott and Reynolds, who played hockey together at Williston Northampton School in Easthampton, Mass., before becoming “part of a freshman class that has lifted Amherst into the upper echelon of college hockey this winter.”

As of the article’s Jan. 25 publication, the Mammoths were “ranked No. 3 in the country, winning all but one of their 17 games this season,” wrote reporter Hannah Bevis. “Stott has secured the starting spot in net as a first-year, recording seven shutouts so far, while Reynolds is tied for the top spot in scoring with nine goals and eight assists ….”

Bevis describes the two hockey players’ personalities and their impressive performances in high school matches, as well as their initial visit to Amherst and their announcements, last year, of their decisions to matriculate at the College and play under the direction of women’s ice hockey head coach Jeff Matthews. In addition to quoting Stott and Reynolds themselves, the article includes extensive commentary from Williston girls’ ice hockey head coach Christa Talbot Syfu.