BlackCats state champs
The U14 BlackCats won the Wisconsin Amateur Hockey Association Girls State Championships Tournament in Reedsburg March 3-4.
The BlackCats, made up of players from the River Falls and Baldwin hockey associations, posted a come-from-behind, 2-1, overtime victory over Northern Exposure (Hayward-Ashland-Spooner) in the state quarterfinal game and defeated the Central Wisconsin Storm (Wausau-Mosinee-Everest), 3-0, in the semifinals before beating Green Bay, 4-0, in the championship game.
Team members include, front row from left, Annie Albrightson, Natalie Gabbert, Grace Kleinbrook, Courtney Kempf, Andrea Eliason, Nikki Gabbert and Ellen Patrick. Back row, coach Keith Van Dell, Emma Van Dell, Maddie Rowe, Emily Oja, Autumn Rasmussen, McKayla Custer, Hanna Zevenbergen and coach Jon Zevenbergen.