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Two Tigers are all-state

The recognition for a strong season came in the way of the all-state first team selections for the New Richmond girls hockey team.

Junior goalie Molly Gehr and sophomore Steph Kendrick were among the six first-team all-state members. The Wisconsin High School Girls Hockey Coaches Association All-State Team was announced last week.

Gehr has been the Tiger goalie since her freshman season. This season she had an .886 save percentage and recorded two shutouts.

Kendrick was the Tigers' leading scorer this season. From her spot on defense she was able to score 22 goals and 10 assists to finish with 32 points. Her goal and point total topped the defensemen in the state.

Former Somerset hockey player Bobbie Fatheree was a first team all-state player for Hudson, along with Hudson standout forward Sam Turner. Fatheree played on the Somerset boys team until joining the Hudson team this year, her senior season. Turner scored 28 points this year, but stood out in the state tournament, leading the Raiders to the state title.

Hudson coach Jim Thies was named the 2003 Girls Hockey Coach of the Year by the Wisconsin High School Hockey Coaches Association.

New Richmond team awards were announced at the team banquet on Sunday. Here are the team award winners:

Defensive Player of the Year: Erin Dodor

Offensive Player of the Year: Steph Kendrick

Miss Hustle Award: Julie McClelland

Rookie of the Year: Steph Kendrick

Most Improved Players: Trish Sorteberg and Kelsey Egan

Most Valuable Player: Ashlyne Anderson

Dave Newman
Dave Newman has been the sports editor at the New Richmond News since 1988. He has covered the action in the Middle Border Conference, Dunn-St. Croix Conference and Big Rivers Conference for nearly 30 years.
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