For most of the sophomores on the University of Minnesota women’s hockey team, the national championship they won on Sunday was their first. They suffered through a loss in the national final a year ago in their first season as Golden Gophers.
In front, the Polar Devil Bantam “A” team includes Jake Edmunds, Nathan Conroy, Joe Reubish, Austin Vandell and Max Rossman. Kneeling behind them are Ben Herman, Chris Ranum, Kory Pilarski, Kearby Larson, Nick Burshten and Jack Smith. And, in back: AJ Austin, Luke Moberg, Alex Campbell, Justin Rausch, Erick Kubiatowicz and Leo Wieffering. (submitted photo)
The Johnson Como North St. Paul Polar Devils — a combination of the two area teams just this year — has had a successful first season.
They posted a record of 45-3-0 and are headed to Duluth for the State Hockey Tournament.
Little did Meghan Lorence know when she stepped on the ice Saturday for the NCAA Division I women's hockey national quarterfinal against Rochester Institute of Technology that her playing time would come to an end after the first period.