Girls hockey preview: Moose Lake Area
Rebels talented, but youth and inexperience will be a challenge; first home game Thursday, Nov. 7, against Duluth Marshall
Head coach: Chris Gamst
Assistant coaches: Amber Ketchmark, Josh Gamst, Nate Painovich
Returning starters: Jo Wekseth, sr., G; Jamie Benzie, sr., W; Lexi Bonneville, sr., W; Gabby Gamst, soph., W; Savanna Gamst, sr., D/C; and Rachel Painovich, soph., D/C.
New faces to watch: “We have a very talented group of hardworking seventh and eighth graders who last season won the 12-U B state championship,” head coach Chris Gamst said. “It adds immediate depth to our team, which was shorthanded last season due to injuries and low class numbers. There are seven girls from the state championship team who will see immediate ice time on the varsity.”
Team strengths: Goaltending and team speed.
Biggest challenge: “Youth,” Gamst said. “It will be a challenge to see how quickly the new players can adapt to the quickness and more physical style of play of high school hockey.”