By Andrew Michalski
After having a record of 20-5-2 last season, the PHM girls hockey team is looking forward to having a good year. The team lost 6 seniors total last year including Brooke Morin and Sarah Edgerton. The team has many returning starters which includes Julia Gilbert who led the team in points last year with 53. The team in total is returning 3 lines and 2 pairs of defense. About 33 girls tried out this year and the team has already been picked. Teacher and head coach of the girls team Glen Gilderman is hoping to have another successful season and maybe even compete in state. Gilderman has picked 3 captains who are Elly Power, Jami Weiss and our own Bekah Norton. Becca is planning on going to state this year. “We have a really close team despite all going to different schools” Bekah said. The team has added a new member to the team from Silver Bay named Sam Downy. Bekah thinks that she will help out the team. Also goalie Katy Gilderman is hurt due to a knee injury but hopes to return in mid December. Bekah says she is looking forward to “killing” some teams this year. The girls have one of the toughest schedules in the state. They are playing Anoka, Wyzetta, Eden Prairie, and many other city teams. Some tough local schools include Grand Rapids, Duluth, and Cloquet. The girls have been practicing hard and are going to work as they move closer and closer to state.