Melissa Wilcox of Kenora, Dryden's Olivia Carter, and Sioux Lookout's Sydnee Lawrence are playing for a national title this afternoon. They're part of the Lakehead Thunderwolves hockey team, who are competing at the American Collegiate Hockey Association Division 2 tournament in Ohio.
"It's been actually really, really good. I love Lakehead with a 10 out of 10 recommendation to anyone," Wilcox said. "It's been amazing to be able to play hockey, because there's not a lot of opportunity to play girls hockey beyond high school. So, to be able to come here, play for my school and get a good education is definitely a win-win."
The team will be playing against the North Dakota Bisons this afternoon.
They will be playing in the National Championship Game starting at 11 a.m. against the North Dakota State Bisons. They split games back in October, with each team getting a win.
Lakehead Thunderwolves dominated in the round robin pool play with two wins and no losses.They defeated Aquinas College of Michigan 10 – 0, then Wilcox added two assists in Lakehead's 14-2 win over the U.S. Naval Academy.
In their semi-final game, Lakehead beat Northern Michigan 6 – 1, while North Dakota State defeated Minot State University 4 – 3, in the other semi-final.
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