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Miranda VanDell, left, Heather Shew and Sally Cranston will serve as co-captains of the St. Croix Valley Fusion hockey team this season. The Fusion kick off the season this week by hosting their annual Thanksgiving Invitational in Baldwin. Bob Burrows photo

Fusion will be tested early

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After winning three straight state championships from 2010-12, this week the St. Croix Valley Fusion girls' hockey team begins its quest to return to the WIAA State Tournament.


And they will be challenged right off the bat.

The Fusion, who finished 16-10-1 last season and reached the WIAA sectional final for the fifth straight year, open the 2012-13 season by hosting three of last year's top ten teams at its annual Thanksgiving Invite in Baldwin.

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Bob Burrows
Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.
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