Ex-Bulldogs Wong, Wilson Drafted to CWHL

By KBJR News 1

August 26, 2013 Updated Aug 26, 2013 at 10:43 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Former University of Minnesota-Duluth (UMD) women's hockey standouts Jessica Wong and Katie Wilson were the top two overall selections on Monday night in the 2013 draft of the Canadian Women's Hockey League (CWHL).

Wong, a defenseman, went first overall in the draft to Alberta while Wilson, a forward, was selected second overall by Toronto.

Wong captained the Bulldogs in her senior season, finishing her career with 48 goals and 74 assists in 143 games played. She also helped UMD win the 2010 NCAA Division I championship, scoring the game-winning goal in triple overtime against Cornell.

Wilson, meanwhile, served as an alternate captain in her senior season and finished her four years at UMD with 38 goals and 64 assists in 143 games played. She was also part of that 2010 team that won the national championship.

The CWHL is not a professional league --- players are not paid to play --- but it is widely considered the highest post-NCAA women's league in North America.

Posted by Zach Schneider
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