2022 News Tribune All-Area Girls Hockey Team – Duluth News Tribune

Proctor / Hermantown senior goalkeeper Abby Pajari is the headline on the 2022 News Tribune All-Area Girls Hockey Team.

Pajari had a Northland best save percentage of 0.939 to go together with 1.43 goals against the average and school record with eight shutouts as he led Mirage (21-8-1) to a state number two a year after conquering Class A title. She will be joined by Proctor / Hermantown teammates Nya Sieger on the first team forward, Ava Anick on the first team defense and Izy Fairchild on the second team forward.

The 2021-2022 girls hockey season enjoyed a kind of return to normalcy after the 2020-21 season was delayed to COVID-19 protocols, where teams first started playing in January 2021. This season, teams started playing in November, most restrictions were lifted and midway through the state tournament at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Louis. Paul no longer needed masks to get into the facility.

MERCURY BISHOP
Grand Rapids / Greenway
Freshman forward

Grand Rapids / Greenways Mercury Bischoff

Grand Rapids / Greenways Mercury Bischoff

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– Repeat All-Area first team selection emerged as one of Northland’s most dominant players in just her third college season, with Northland’s best 49 goals and 25 assists for 74 points
– Repeat All-LSC first team selection is an elite passer, puck trader and skater, with 10 shorthanded goals and seven powerplay goals

NEW SIEGER
Proctor / Hermantown
Junior attacker

Proctor / Hermantowns Nya Seiger

Proctor / Hermantowns Nya Seiger

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– The Repeat All-Area selection had a team-leading 51 points on 21 goals and 30 assists in helping Mirage (21-8-1) advance to the Class A state title fight for the second year in a row
– All-LSC first-team selection has a great understanding of the game and thrives in pressured situations; “She’s been here for three years now, and every year it just gets better and better,” according to Mirage coach Emma Stauber

AVA ANICK
Proctor / Hermantown
Junior defender

Proctor / Hermantowns Ava Anick

Proctor / Hermantowns Ava Anick

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– The All-LSC first-team selection had two goals and 11 assists for 13 points to help Mirage keep opponents at just 44 goals in 30 games, or 1.47 per game.
– With experience and skill to match, Anick was “a rock” for Mirage along the blue line, according to coach Emma Stauber, who added, “we have to play good defensive zone coverage and Ava brings it every day”

TENLEY STEWART
Cloquet / Esko / Carlton
Senior defender

Cloquet / Esko / Carltons Tenley Stewart

Cloquet / Esko / Carltons Tenley Stewart

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– The All-LSC first-team selection and repeat of the All-Area selection was versatile with eight goals and 15 assists to 23 points, while helping the Lumberjacks (19-7-1) keep opponents at 1.37 goals per game.
– The Augsburg recruit and two-time captain helped lead the team to 34 consecutive pointless penalty kills over a 15-match stretch; “She is a great example of the ultimate team player – willing to do whatever it takes to help her team win,” according to coach Courtney Olin

ILSA LINDAMAN
Duluth Marshall
Sophomore forward

Duluth Marshalls Ilsa Lindaman

Duluth Marshalls Ilsa Lindaman

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– All-LSC second team selection appeared in just her second season at university with 34 goals and 21 assists for 55 points
– While she is still young, Lindaman is already a leader; “Ilsa’s statistics speak for themselves, but in addition, her ability to take matters into her own hands this season was incredible to watch,” said Hilltoppers coach Amanda Boulier.

IZY FAIRCHILD
Proctor / Hermantown
Sophomore forward

Proctor / Hermantowns Izy Fairchild

Proctor / Hermantowns Izy Fairchild

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– The All-LSC first team selection had a team-leading 28 goals while adding 14 assists for 42 points
– Natural goal scorer helped Mirage on average four goals per. match; “She’s a spark, she’s someone, if you put her with someone on the team, she’s going to find a way to contribute,” according to coach Emma Stauber

ANNIKA LINDGREN
Duluth Marshall
Senior attacker

Duluth Marshalls Annika Lindgren

Duluth Marshalls Annika Lindgren

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– All-LSC second-team selection had an immediate impact in her first season for Section 7A second-place Hilltoppers (17-8), with 12 goals and 40 assists for 52 points
– The Hamline recruit formed a dynamic duo with Ilsa Lindaman, who helped Marshall average 4.28 goals in Northland per game. match; “Annika is one of the most creative players I have had the pleasure of coaching,” said Hilltoppers coach Amanda Boulier

KALLE REED
Grand Rapids / Greenway
Junior attacker

Grand Rapids / Greenways Kalle Reed

Grand Rapids / Greenways Kalle Reed

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– Had 17 goals and 28 assists for 45 points, while it helped Lightning (18-9) score almost four goals in a match
– Locked center position No. 1 and helped Grand Rapids / Greenway make a smooth transition after Faithful Claire Vekich moved on to Bemidji State

ABIGAIL SULLIVAN
Hibbing / Chisholm
Junior defender

Hibbing / Chisholms Abigail Sullivan

Hibbing / Chisholms Abigail Sullivan

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The All-LSC second team had seven goals and 12 assists for 19 points while guarding the blue line with a strong physical presence
– Team leader and assistant captain, has a team-first approach in everything she does; have good eyesight and hands to walk with a good wrist shot

KENZIE COLE
Grand Rapids / Greenway
Senior goalkeeper

Grand Rapids / Greenways Kenzie Cole

Grand Rapids / Greenways Kenzie Cole

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– All-LSC first-team selection went 18-9 while setting program records for goal-versus-average (1.71), save percentage (0.923) and shutouts (eight)
– St. The Scholastica recruit was nominated for Minnesota’s Senior Goalkeeper of the Year and is “highly deserved” for the awards she has received, according to her coach Brad Hyduke, who added that “her work” this season speaks for itself

ARAYA KIMINSKI
Cloquet / Esko / Carlton
Junior goalkeeper

Cloquet / Esko / Carltons Araya Kiminski

Cloquet / Esko / Carltons Araya Kiminski

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– Twice All-Area selection went 18-7-1 with a Northland best 1.34 goals-against average and nine shutouts
– Had a .921 save percentage and a 12-game winning streak; during that streak she had a stretch where she only allowed one goal in more than 7 1/2 hours of hockey, and achieved her career 1,000.

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