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By Georgie Kulczyk
The Courier 

The Last Puck Has Dropped for the U19 Lady Ice Dawgs

Schmidt Coach of the Year, All-State Recipients Named


Coming off a state championship in Montana, the U19 Lady Ice Dawgs had high hopes for the NDAHA state tournament this past weekend.

It wasn’t meant to be however, as the girls faced some stiff competition and placed 6th out of the 12 teams in the tournament.

Mayport 2, Glasgow 0

In their first game of the tournament, the U19 girls matched up against the Mayport Ice Dawgs. For the most part, it was an uneventful contest. Glasgow was unable to find the back of the net during the contest and Mayport scored their two goals in the third period. Glasgow’s goalie, Autumn Gault recorded 27 saves.

Glasgow 6, Watford City 3

In their second game, the Lady Ice Dawgs fared much better and defeated their opponent 6-3. Kennedy Schmidt scored the first goal for Glasgow with Josey Uphaus and Jaycee Wixson getting the assists.

Watford City was able to sneak one in past Gault, but Wixson answered back soon after with a goal of her own assisted by Uphaus. The first period ended with Glasgow leading 2-1.

Glasgow owned the second period with two goals from Schmidt, assisted by Gault (yes, you read that right) and Uphaus, followed by a goal by Uphaus from Schmidt. Watford City was able to score one more time, but the end of the second period, Glasgow’s lead had increased to 5-2.

In the final period, Watford City sent one more past Gault before Uphaus nailed the coffin shut with an unassisted goal. The Lady Ice Dawgs skated away with a 6-3 win. In addition to her first career assist, Gault recorded 33 saves.

Crosby 5, Glasgow 2

For their final game, Glasgow faced the Crosby Lady Comets. In a game heavy with penalties by both teams, the Lady Ice Dawgs struggled to find their footing and ultimately fell to the Lady Comets.

Glasgow claimed the first point of the game with a goal from Madison Knodel assisted by Emily Kolstad and Brett See.

The Lady Ice Dawgs would score just one more time in the second period when Bailee Holstein found the back of the net with an assist from Krista Hentges.

The Lady Comets dominated the remainder of the contest and defeated Glasgow 5-2. Gault recorded 17 saves.

Although the girls couldn’t repeat their state champion status, the team still came home with some hardware and accolades. Seniors Autumn Gault and Alex Simensen were both named to NDAHA's All-State team, and Head Coach Ken Schmidt was named NDAHA’s Girls 19U Hockey Coach of the Year for the 2015-2016 season.

They didn't come home with the title they were vying for, but the Lady Ice Dawgs ended a successful season with some respectable recognition.


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