The Dorchester native and defenceman had a goal and two assists for a
career best game for Marian Univeristy's women's hockey team
January 21, 2022
By Rob J. Ross
FOND DU LAC, Wis. - Kristen Bisschop a break out game.
The junior defenceman from Dorchester, had a goal and two assists, to lead the Marian University Sabres women's hockey team, to a 7-2 road win at Lawrence University, in Northern Collegiate Hockey Association (NCHA) action this afternoon, in Appleton, Wisconsin.
"I honestly do not recall the last time I had a three point game which makes this very special," said Bisschop. "I have always been a very consistent defensemen which has gained me lots of ice time, however, I have not had bounces go my way to collect many points."
Bisschop now has one goal and five assists in 16 games.
"I am feeling really good about the beginning of the new year. We are now entering all conference games, so every game now is very important to us," Bisschop said. "I wouldn’t say there is one specific that is bigger than the rest, however, the more wins we are able to get, the better shot we get at playoffs this year."
Marian is 5-9-2 overall and 2-3-2 in the NCHA.
Bisschop is returning to form after not playing in her sophomore year.
"Our season was reduced to 12 games, which all took place within one month and with COVID taken place, it was a struggle to get across the border back into Canada," said Bisschop. "So last year I made a personal decision to stay home for my sophomore year, do school online and just prepare myself for this year."
The daughter of Vanessa and Keith Bisschop, of Dorchester, majoring in Excercise and Sports Science, is enjoying her time in Wisconsin despite the distance from her hometown.
"My time at Marian has been amazing. Being away from home is definitely never easy, especially when I am almost a 10 hour drive from home. It’s not the easiest to just go home for a short period of time," Bisschop said. "However, my teammates, coaches, professors, classmates have certainly made it very easy to be a student athlete here and have become my home away from home.
"Although times are tough when I am feeling a little homesick, my roommates, who are also my teammates, create an environment that helps me get through the tougher times as well as make the good times even better."
The Lord Dorchester Secondary school graduate, skated in all 25 games for Marian during her rookie season in 2019-20, contributing one goal and two assists and 41 shots on net.
Bisschop never changed a thing leading to her scoring outburst today.
"I did not do anything different before the game," Bisschop said. "I usually follow the same schedule as to when I go to get dressed and the certain stretches I do beforehand, follow the same routine every game."
Marian and Lawrence meet again on Saturday, this time on Sabres' home ice.
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