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Detroit Lakes/Perham Girls Hockey (Season Preview)

By Craig Olson, 11/23/21, 3:45PM CST


The Detroit Lakes girls’ hockey team lost goalie Leah Honer and defenseman McKenna Burhans, two of their outstanding leaders, to graduation and trying to replace their 4-year starting goaltender is a key.  “It will be a challenge to replace Leah in the net,” said fourth-year Head Coach Scott Piepkorn.  “We have Emma Wahl (SR) and Olivia Guck (JR) stepping up to handle that duty.  They will get stronger as the season goes on.”

Returning letter winners include seniors Emma Coley (F), Madi Olson (F), Hadlee Justesen (F) and Adisyn Strand (D) and sophomore Haley Stattelman (D). 

Eighth-grader Brynn Erickson (D) and seventh-grader Ella Larson (F) could crack the varsity lineup this season.

Senior Madison Olson (F), juniors Ivy Geffre (F), Kaitlyn Jorgenson (F), Rhett Zima (F) and Morgan Kvebak (F), sophomore Jaelynn Jensen (F/D), freshmen Aspen Rohde (F/D), Kaydence Thorsteinson (F), Natalie Carlson (F) and Brooklyn Blake (F), and eighth-graders Stormy Maaninga (F/D) and Payge Hendrickx (F) will also be competing for varsity spots.

“We will be generally pretty experienced throughout the lineup, but we feel that much was learned last year as we were able to make it through the COVID year,” noted Coach Piepkorn.

Ally Nielsen, Kendra Dresow and Andrea Klug will serve as assistants in the program which included athletes from Perham as well as DL. 

Piepkorn says Warroad and Crookston are the top teams in Section 8A.