MAD GOOD: Princeton High girls’ hockey player Maddie Samaan races up the ice in a game earlier this winter. Freshman forward Samaan tallied four goals and an assist to help PHS defeat Immaculate Heart Academy 9-4 last Thursday at Baker Rink. The Little Tigers, who improved to 4-3-3 with the win, play at the Academy of New Church (Pa.) on January 25 before hosting Chatham on January 26 and Summit on January 30 at Baker Rink. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)
By Bill Alden
For Maddie Samaan, walking around the lobby of Baker Rink in 2014 provided her with special inspiration.
The walls at the rink feature a photo montage of Princeton University hockey standouts with Samaan’s mother, former Tiger women’s hockey star Mollie Marcoux Samaan, prominently displayed.
“When I first moved here, I saw her picture on the wall,” said Samaan, a freshman forward for the Princeton High girls’ hockey team who came to town when her mother became the Director of Athletics at Princeton in 2014. “I was like, I would someday like to get to half that level.” more