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Girls' hockey: 20 metro-area players to watch

11/19/2012, 10:29pm CST
By Star Tribune

All players are seniors unless indicated.

20 METRO PLAYERS TO WATCH

All players are seniors unless indicated

Laura Bowman, F, Minnetonka

• Scored 31 goals for the two-time defending state champion. Committed to Penn State.

Dani Cameranesi, F, Blake

• Pure skater who goes to another level in big games. Committed to Gophers.

Samantha Donovan, jr., F, Irondale

• Frightening to see what's next after a 54-goal sophomore season.

Kate Flug, F, Roseville

• Gophers commit and probably the state's most exciting offensive player. Scored 48 goals for Class 2A runner-up.

Kendra Goodrich, D, Rosemount

• Respected for consistent play while logging a lot of ice time. Committed to Providence.

Paige Haley, D, Red Wing

• Supplements the offense like a fourth forward. Scored 33 goals. Gophers commit.

Liv Halvorson, D, Benilde-St. Margaret's

• Joins the rush and capable of controlling tempo. Plays with an edge.

McKenzie Johnson, G, Eden Prairie

• Eagles captain stopped 92 percent of opponents' shots. More Eagles scoring should bolster her win-loss record.

Amy Menke, F, Shakopee

• Opportunistic scorer produced 43 goals last season. Committed to North Dakota.

Sidney Morin, D, Minnetonka

• Skippers' plus-minus ratings leader three consecutive seasons. Signed with Minnesota Duluth.

Kelly Pannek, jr., F, Benilde-St. Margaret's

• Plays in the tough areas and usually comes out with the puck. Scored 43 goals.

Amy Petersen, F, Minnetonka

• Penn State commit posted 37 assists during the Skippers' title run.

Sydney Rossman, G, Minnetonka

• Quinnipiac commit stopped most anything her strong defensive corps let through. Went 18-3-1, saving 93 percent of shots faced with a 1.40 goals-against average.

Dani Sadek, jr., D, Lakeville North

• Power-play quarterback and Panthers' catalyst.

Kate Schipper, F, Breck

• Future Gopher has speed to burn. Will key Mustangs' hopes to repeat as Class 1A champs.

Bella Sutton, jr., D, Mounds View

• Capable of shutting down other teams' best players. Added 11 goals and 23 assists.

Riley Viner, F, South St. Paul

• Finished with 24 goals, expected to carry Packers' scoring load.

Taylor Williamson, soph., F, Edina

• One of the state's top underclassmen. Posted 41 points in 26 games last season.

Megan Wolfe, F, Eagan

• Gets off a quick shot. Scored 41 goals. Committed to Gophers.

Maddie Woo, F, Maple Grove

• Back at her natural position after leading Northwest Suburban Conference defensemen in scoring. Committed to Brown.

DAVID LA VAQUE

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