Sports

Moore ’14 enters game, Big Red go ice cold

After watching from the bench for two periods, Moore steps in and garners 2,000th save while shutting out Cornell

By
Contributing Writer
Friday, February 7, 2014

Aubree Moore ’14, co-captain and goalie of the women’s ice hockey team, has been a top contributor for Bruno since the very beginning. Her first year, Moore started seven of 11 games she played. Last season, Moore was ranked sixth in the ECAC in save percentage. Once again, Moore seems to be leading Bruno this season. During last Saturday’s game against Cornell, she stopped 14 shots in the final 17 minutes, shutting Cornell out and earning her 2,000th career save in the process.

 

How did you first get started in hockey?

I’m from Maryland. I grew up playing sports, and I tried everything. My mom is from Wisconsin, so skating was a family activity. One day when we were done skating, I saw hockey players coming, and I wanted to stay to watch them play. I decided I wanted to give hockey a try, and I begged for two years to play. Finally, when I was seven, my mom let me learn basic hockey skills. I signed up for a recreational league and then a travel team.

 

When did you first play goalie?

My first year of hockey, I played forward. One game, our goalie was sick, and I volunteered to be goalie for that game. My second year I became the permanent goalie. The summer before my second year, I would put on my gear and have my dad and sister shoot tennis balls at me to practice for goalie.

 

What do you view as your greatest accomplishment in hockey?

That’s a hard question. I would say my greatest accomplishment was making the under-18 national team in 2010. It was amazing to represent the entire country, not just one region. It was an experience that I wouldn’t trade for the world.

 

Do you have any pregame rituals?

I’m usually one of the first people there. I put on my gear, and I play with a ball that I have. I like to spend time thinking things over alone.

 

What is a common misconception people have about women’s hockey?

Some people think it’s cool, but other people think we’re not as feminine. Compared to men’s hockey, people think it’s boring or not as physical and definitely not as exciting. It can be as physical as if we were allowed to hit.

 

What is the rest of the team like?

We’re very close. We hang out most of the time, even when we have off-days, especially this year. It’s like having a second family.

 

Are you involved in any other activities on campus?

I’m a part of Athletes in Action. I like to stay involved — especially during off-seasons.

 

What is your least favorite type of music?

Country music, but our team listens to so much of it. It drives me nuts! Some of it is okay, but for the most part I don’t like it very much.