Wethington Continues USA Legacy

USA women’s hockey wins gold

Anderson Blum, Editor Emeritus

Currently with a record of 16-5-1 and having recently won two big games against Forest Lake and Maple Grove, there is a lot of excitement surrounding Blake Girls’ Hockey as the team approaches the postseason. Regarding the team’s progress over the past few months, Addie Burton ’20 says, “We had a few tough losses in the beginning of our season that provided a great learning opportunity for our team. Since then, we have taken tremendous strides in our game as a team and we are looking forward to a very strong ending of our season.”

Midway through the season, Audrey Wethington ’20 was away from BGH for a few weeks as she played for Team USA in the U18 Womenís World Hockey Championship in Bratislava, Slovakia. Wethington won a gold medal with Team USA, as they beat Canada 2-1 in the championship in overtime. She shares, “It was a great experience that I am extremely thankful for. I had such a great team and a great group of staff.  I couldn’t be any prouder of our team and this will be a memory that will last a lifetime. The highlight of the tournament for me was singing the National Anthem after we won Gold. We were arm and arms with each other signing at the top of our lungs. I don’t think that I have ever felt prouder of a group of girls than I did at that moment.”

BGH plays its final regular season game on Feb. 5 against Champlin Park/Coon Rapids. This will be followed by the section tournament. Grace Johnson ’20 is excited about the teamís situation entering February, saying, “We have had a couple of huge wins recently which has been great momentum for us. Playoffs are right around the corner and we are all in.”

Lily Delianedis ’20 adds “Our recent success in the 2020 season is because we have been playing together as a team, and we need to continue doing this if we want to make state.”