By Bob Kuehl
The Mound Westonka/Watertown-Mayer/Southwest Christian girls hockey teams are readying themselves to begin their season Thursday, Jan. 14, when they host conference and section foe Delano. The White Hawks have been adjusting to not having a locker room to dress in, wearing face masks and other obstacles. But the joy of playing is certainly evident.
The season was originally set to begin October 26. It was delayed until November 30 and then again to January 4. Tryouts are over, and it’s time for the games to begin. Fans in the stands, locker rooms and other logistics are still being worked out as this article is being written.
Eight seniors will lead the White Hawks this season. They are forwards Jenna Brustad, Mya Coley, Brittney Davis, Avery Finck, Taylor Leonard, Callie Nelson, Grace Peterson and Brooke Pioske. Leonard, Peterson and Pioske are returning captains for the White Hawks.
Thirteen of the 19 varsity games are against Wright County Conference opponents, with non-conference games scheduled against Simley, Chisago Lakes, South St. Paul, Visitation, Pine City and Chaska/Chanhassen. With three conference teams not fielding JV teams this season, it’s been a challenge filling the JV schedule, but that is now almost complete as well.
Hopefully at some point in the season, the public will be allowed to watch this great group of young athletes compete and represent the Mound Westonka/W-M/SW Christian communities. Home and away games will hopefully be live streamed. For more information on live streaming, please contact the Westonka Activities Department.
UPDATE 1.15.21 – The White Hawks defeated the Delano Tigers 7-2 in their season opener Jan. 14.