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The CEC "Cougar" hockey team includes: (back row, from left) Mike Erickson, Danielle Perich, Jill Harden, Jamie Sathers-Day, Sheri Englund, Missy Gotchnik, Tiffany Weber; (middle row, from left) Billie Waugh, Jodi Anderson, Kathy Gray, Pam Erickson, Tari Martin, Crystal Kilichowski; and (front row, from left) Nicole White, Mary Sorenson and Michelle Bertogliat. Contributed Photo

From the Catbird Seat...Hockey moms turn into Cougars (on the ice)

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It started as exercise. Now, 16 women from Cloquet, Esko and Carlton are taking their hockey a lot more seriously.

A number of years ago, hockey moms with sons and daughters in the Cloquet, Esko and Carlton hockey programs started to play an annual end-of-season scrimmage in Carlton, while holding a fundraiser at the same time.


Eventually, interest in the scrimmage dwindled -- but interest in playing hockey was rekindled a few years back by moms with a different purpose.

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