For the third time in four years, the Moose Lake Area 12UB hockey team is advancing to the MN Hockey 12UB State Tournament. They girls won four out of five games and battled against the odds to take second in regions in Roseau this past weekend.
They had a 3-1 win over Hibbing, 5-3 loss vs. North Shore (first place), 2-0 win over Internation Falls, 2-0 win over Hibbing, and a 5-2 win over Brainerd.
Their first game at state will be March 14 at 3 p.m. against Wayzeta Blue at the Maple Grove Community Center. Fans are encouraged to attend.
Team members include Abby Painovich, Ashley Golly, Brooke Golly, Chloe Gamst, Donna Mae Smith, Ellie Anderson, Jamie Benzie, Jazemine Perry, Jo Ruby Wekseth, Lauren Hall, Lexi Bonneville, Maddie Olson, Michaela Belanger, Mandi Soderholm, Maren Mesojedec, Samantha Glerum and Savannah Gamst.
Coaches are Jason Benzie, Chris Gamst, Dan Benzie, and Forest Hall (not pictured).