Minnesota girls hockey at a glance
EGF Senior High
Coach: Brian Larson
2018-19: 15-9-2, eliminated in semifinals of Section 8A tournament.
Key graduation losses: Madison McDonald, Megan Birkholz, Alex Beauchamp, Avery Kovar, Maddie Lubinski.
Top returners (goals-assists): Soph. Kendra Emery (all-section, 10-25), soph. C.J. Mack (all-section, 11-19), sr. Kylie Stauss (10-12), fr. Kate Johnson (13-5), fr. Kara Ellis (7-9), soph. Aleah Oshie (5-6), soph. Trinity D'Heilly (0-6), jr. Lainey Pesch (4-2).
Potential new impact players: Sr. Lynnsey Hartwig, sr. Ellie McDonald, jr. Linzy Pesch, sr. Mackenzie Delisle, fr. Jacelyn Brenden.
Green Wave coach Larson says: "We’ll have to replace Mac McDonald’s 45 goals she scored last season. That will be a chore. Hopefully we won’t have to rely on one person to do so much scoring. I think we’ll be a little more balanced with our three lines. We are inexperienced in goal. We have C.J. and Trinity back, and Linzy Pesch played well at the end of the year, so have three solid defensemen. Now we have to find some kids to help them out.’’
Minn. Section 8A
2018-19: 4-19-1, eliminated in first round of section tournament.
Top returners: Jr. Catherine Tiedemann (14-5), jr. Nora Peterson (8-7), soph. Aleah Bienek (4-5), soph. Rylee Solheim (2-3), sr. Kylee Meier, jr. Mackenze Epema (2-2), jr. G Grace Koshney (2-18-1, 5.19 GAA, .861 save %).
Thief River Falls
2018-19: 16-10-0, lost 4-1 to Warroad in section championship game.
Top returners: Jr. Shelby Breiland (all-section, 24-12), sr. Khloe Lund (all-section, all-state, 13-21), sr. Bela Nelson (6-3), sr. Lexi Huot (2-7), soph. Bella Amiot (4-4), soph. Daniella Niebuhr (2-6), jr. Haylie Rogalla (3-4), sr. Kia McGlynn (3-3), sr. Katie Nelson (3-1), jr. G Gabby Steele (8-4-0, 1.86 GAA, .923 save %).
2018-19: 28-1-1, beat Thief River Falls 4-1 in section championship game; lost 6-1 to Breck in the Class A state championship game.
Top returners: Sr. Hannah Corneliusen (all-section, all-state, 49-33), jr. Geno Hendrickson (all-section, all-state, 25-32), jr. Sydney Phaneuf (10-23), jr. Karlie Meeker (all-section, 7-24), sr. Marlie Johnston (6-17), sr. Julianna Teske (9-12), jr. Abbey Hardwick (5-12), soph. Madison LeVergne (6-10), fr. Lila Lanctot (1-11), sr. Tahra Johnson (2-9).
Minn. Section 8AA
2018-19: 20-5-1, eliminated in semifinal round of Section 8AA tournament.
Top returners: Sr. Kayla Santl (25-28), sr. Anika Stoskopf (19-19), jr. Kate Helgeson (12-19), soph. Memphis Mertens (8-8), jr. Sophie Helgeson (5-8), jr. Mariah Huglen (2-10), sr. Olivia Urness (1-2), jr. Jordyn Bergstrom (2-6).