Taking that into consideration, Crookston and Park Rapids tied for 5th. A strong schedule should make East Grand Forks ready for the Section Tournament!
Warroad Warroad lost All State player Mariah Gardner, the last of the talented sisters who scored 34 goals last season and was seventh in the state last year.
They do return three of their top four defensemen along with goalie Kyndra Mc Dougall who played in 18 games last season with a 5.74 goals against and 83% saves.Coach Norby has 31 girls out for hockey on both varsity and JV and says theyll have to score some goals to win and find a second and third line.She has welcomed back 11 starters from last years Lakers team.They lost their top scorer but return Abagail King (8g,5a), Karrigan Hallisey (7g, 2a), Lily Burnside (2g, 6a) and Payton Carlblom (4g,3a).What a winter sports season it could be for us Minnesota fans.
The Timberwolves are in first place in the division and after tonight, could have the best record in the Western Conference.
Kotlowski, a junior, has committed to Division I Wisconsin.
Head Coach David Marvin has 31 girls out for varsity and JV, 13 that played varsity last year and in his 12 year of coaching girls hockey at Warroad, hes looking to add to his 229 win total!!
Park Rapids A new coach in Erik Myhre lost some good players but none more valuable then goalie Julia Smith (20 games-4.34 goals against, 90% save!! That will be the question mark for the Panthers between the 4x6.
They do return some girls who have scored in the past, Alexa Kennedy (16g,15a), Taylor Sagen (11g, 14a), Lexi Hinckley-Smith (10g, 12a) and Paige Myhre (9g,11a). Klohie Mankie played in parts of four games last season for Park Rapids. They return four varsity players after losing eight seniors from last year's team.
And hopefully the Wild will turn around soon, because they are the only team that hasn't had a lot of positvity so far.