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St. Cloud celebrates 25 years of women’s hockey – The Rink Live


ST. CLOUD, Minn. — The St. Cloud women’s hockey team has been through a lot of changes and historic moments this year.

On Monday, January 31, the team held a celebration to mark 25 years of women’s hockey in the city. Originally formed as the Icebreakers, the team was a co-op for three area schools, St. Cloud Tech, Apollo and Cathedral. Last year, their name was changed to Crush.

Several Icebreaker alumni traveled to the St. Cloud Municipal Sports Complex to watch Monday’s game against the Sartell/Sauk Rapids Storm’n Sabers.

In the biggest event of the evening, the Crush paid tribute to former Icebreaker player, Cathedral alumnus and Olympian Anne Schleper. Players wore red warm-up shirts with Schleper’s name and number on the back. His number 12 was officially retired at the game, with a banner to be mounted in the rafters at the MAC at a later date. Schleper will also be inducted into the Cathedral High School Hall of Fame later this year.

The Crush would fall to the Storm’n Sabers 6-4 that night in their Town Rivalry match, but it was still a top flight match. Senior Kat Bell recorded a hat trick for the Crush which was a great moment late in the game.

We were able to get some of the highlights from the game and the night’s celebration, and also speak with seniors Cailey Davidson and Ally Breidenbach about their team and the historic moments and changes that have happened this season.

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