Minnesota Hockey Journal

December 2018

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2 1 4 M H J O N L I N E . C O M | D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 8 04 Goals & Assists Photos / Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for the Women's Sports Foundation, Kirsten Burton Let's Hear it for the Girls Plenty to celebrate in the girls' and women's game PHOTO BOOTH 3 2. The Minnesota Wild, in conjunction with Minnesota Hockey, USA Hockey, Schwan's, the WCHA and the Minnesota Whitecaps, will host the third annual Girls Hockey Weekend Dec. 14-15. 3. The weekend will be designated to celebrating girls' and women's hockey across the state, with dryland training sessions and on-ice clinics for 8U-12U players on Dec. 14 at Xcel Energy Center. 4. To further spotlight the achievement of female hockey players, Whitecaps forward Hannah Brandt (Vadnais Heights) will practice with the Wild. 1. Gold medal hero Maddie Rooney can now add 2018 Sportswoman of the Year to her perpetually growing list of titles. Rooney, who championed the U.S. Women's National Ice Hockey team to its first gold medal finish since 1998, was presented the award by the Women Sports Foundation at the 30th Annual Salute to Women in Sports Awards gala. The current UMD tendy joins past winners Maya Moore, Candace Parker, Ashleigh Johnson, Carli Lloyd, Abby Wambach, Venus and Serena Williams, Jessica Mendoza and Mia Hamm as the team sport category winner.

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