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The winter sports season officially gets underway Thursday when the Windom Area girls hockey team opens its season at home against Luverne. The Eagles finished last year with a 4-16 record against other varsity-level squads and lost only one senior to graduation, but there has been a bit of turnover with the squad as the 2015-16 season approaches. First, the Eagles will have a new head coach. Bill Fredin, who previously coached the Eagle girls in their early days as a high school program, retakes the reins of the program after Nathan Boler resigned last spring. The Eagles also will be without their top goal scorer from a year ago after she opted to not play hockey this winter. The Eagles do have the luxury of a returning allconference goalie. Sophomore Emily Steen has been a mainstay between the pipes since seventh grade, and looks to lead an improved Eagle defensive effort this winter. The Eagles also return veterans on defense who also have some offensive punch. Leading the defense are sophomores Molly Boyum and Jolyssa Higley- Purrington and freshman Abagail Turner. Up front, the Eagles will need to build more speed and develop more scoring punch. Top returning scorers from a year ago are seniors Alexis Jellema-Baerg and Kaylee Janssen and freshman Anna Volk. The Eagles take on a Cardinal team that swept the season series from the Eagles a year ago, winning 8-0 and 12-1. The Cardinals finished 17-7 a season ago, but were upset by Marshall in the first round of the playoffs. The Eagles will also play at Mankato West Tuesday before hosting New Ulm on Nov. 19.
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