Buckeyes Complete Sweep of North Dakota with 4-2 Victory
Friday, May 1, 2009, 11:02 PM
WHKY: Buckeyes Complete Sweep of North Dakota with 4-2 Victory
Courtesy: OhioStateBuckeyes.com
Release: 02/07/2009


Rookie Natalie Spooner scores twice to reach 20-goal mark, finishes with three-point game

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Freshman forward Natalie Spooner scored twice and added an assist for a three-point game as the Ohio State women’s hockey team completed a home sweep of North Dakota with a 4-2 victory Saturday at the OSU Ice Rink. Fellow rookie Kim Theut also had a multiple-point game with two assists.

The sweep was the first home sweep for the Buckeyes since defeating Bemidji State twice earlier this season (Oct. 24-25). OSU is now 8-19-3 overall with a 6-16-2-2 record in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. The Fighting Sioux move to .500 on the season at 13-13-4 and 9-12-3-0 in the league.

With her two goals, Spooner became just the fifth Buckeye to score 20 goals in a season. The native of Scarborough, Ontario, increased her point total to 29 with her 10th multiple-point game on the year.

Spooner and Theut combined to open the scoring for the Buckeyes at 18:39 of the first period for a 1-0 lead at the first intermission. The pair took advantage of a 2-on-2 situation with Theut passing the puck from along the left boards to Spooner in the middle who then jammed it in from the front of the net. Sophomore defenseman Teal Bishop tallied the second assist.

Ohio State built its lead to 2-0 in the second on Spooner’s second goal at 8:54. Sophomore defenseman Shannon Reilly fed the puck up to Spooner. She jumped in front of three Sioux and charged down the slot scoring again from the front of the net.

In the third period, the Buckeyes scored consecutive goals 11 seconds apart to pull away. Freshman forward Melissa Feste snuck in her own rebound just between the UND goalie’s left skate and the right post of the goal at 16:06. She was assisted by Theut and Spooner.

Off the following faceoff, OSU set up its fourth goal with senior defenseman Megan Hostasek passing the puck in to classmate Hayley Klassen, where she scored from the right side.

With time winding down and the Buckeyes in and out of the penalty box, North Dakota pulled its goalie to increase its two-man advantage to 6-on-3 and scored twice. Casie Henson put the Sioux on the board at 16:06 with assists by Randi Motsko and Alyssa Wiebe. Wiebe and Kelly Lewis then set up Motsko at 16:53 to move the score to 4-2

Despite North Dakota skating with an extra attacker for most of the last three minutes, the Ohio State defense clamped down and held on to complete the sweep.

Senior goaltender Liana Bonanno finished with 21 saves to improve to 7-14-2. Stephanie Ney (6-6-1) had 35 saves for North Dakota.

Overall, Ohio State outshot the Fighting Sioux 39-23. The Buckeyes were 0-of-6 on the power play and 7-of-9 on the penalty kill.

Ohio State next travels to No. 3/4 Minnesota Duluth to face the Bulldogs, Feb. 13-14 at the DECC in Duluth, Minn.

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USA Hockey Magazine Article
Friday, February 1, 2008, 08:35 PM
Window To The World

Competing In A USA Hockey National Championship A Real Eye-Opener For Fairbanks Brother And Sister

By Jim Leitner

Hunter Bishop vividly remembers his Arctic Lions winning that gut-wrenching, sweat-soaked, nine-period Alaska Peewee State Championship game at the tail end of the 2001-02 season.

It earned his Fairbanks-based team the opportunity to play in USA Hockey’s Peewee National Championship tournament that season, and gave Bishop an up-close look at a whole new world of hockey.

Hundreds of players just like Bishop will experience the same thrills and agony in the 2005 as they compete for a shot at youth hockey’s Holy Grail, a USA Hockey National Championship, which run from March 30 to April 4 at seven sites around the country.

“Growing up in Alaska, the competition was always really good, but it was never great,” said Hunter, now a 17-year-old high school junior playing forward for the Cedar Rapids (Iowa) RoughRiders of the United States Hockey League.

“So, getting a chance to play at Nationals was really an eye-opener for me. You saw so many great players there. It can be a little intimidating, and you’re kind of in awe of them, but it also makes you realize the things you need to work on. Right away, I knew I had a lot of work ahead of me if I wanted to get where I wanted to go. ”

One player immediately caught Hunter’s eye and left a lasting impression. Every time he watched Phil Kessel score a goal at the 2005 IIHF World Junior Championship this winter, Hunter remembered watching the Madison, Wis., native play at Peewee Nationals in Philadelphia.

That kind of experience makes the hassle of last-minute and long-distance travel worthwhile to the Bishop family, which has become very familiar with USA Hockey Nationals.

Hunter played last season for his hometown Fairbanks Ice Dogs, who qualified for the Junior A National Tournament in Texas.

His sister, 15-year-old Teal, captained the Arctic Lions’ Tier II Bantam boys’ team at the National tournament in Burlington, Vt. And her Arctic Lions’ Tier II Midget boys team, coached by her father, Bill, figures to have a legitimate chance to compete for a National championship this season.

(Remember the name Vivian Bishop. The 13-year-old has fostered the same competitive drive that propelled Hunter and Teal on the national stage.)

“The first game I played at Nationals, I was definitely nervous,” said Teal, a defenseman. “I really didn’t know what to expect from it. But, after that first game, we knew we could compete and be right up there. We finished in the middle of the pack, but it was an awesome feeling to know that a team from Alaska had a good chance.”

Like her brother, Teal figures to have a bright future in hockey and has already set her sights at the NCAA Div. I level. Playing in National tournaments only scratches the surface at the role USA Hockey has played in making that dream closer to reality.

Hunter has participated in USA Hockey’s Select 14, 15, 16 and 17 Festivals the past four years, and represented his country along with current Cedar Rapids teammate Alec Martinez at the Under-18 Junior World Cup in Slovakia and the Czech Republic last August.

Teal participated in the last two USA Hockey Select Festivals, where the opportunity presented itself to make an early impression for future U.S. Women’s teams. “When the kids were younger, I was under the mindset that British Columbia was the way to go, because there were a lot of Junior opportunities there,” said father Bill, a jeweler in Fairbanks.

“But, as the North American League has migrated into Alaska, I’ve kind of changed gears. There’s a much bigger push to get kids — especially at the AAA level — as many opportunities in the U.S. as possible. It’s a very viable program, and it makes a lot of sense.

“USA Hockey does a great job of providing opportunities for its own players, much like Canada does for its players. You should want to keep your best kids at home. As my kids have gotten older, and they’ve had the chance to go to USA Hockey Festivals, they’ve gotten a lot of opportunities. It’s become pretty obvious that the best and easiest way to get exposure is through USA Hockey.”

Hunter doubts he would be in the seemingly tropical climate — he didn’t see measurable snow until January — of Iowa without those USA Hockey experiences.

“It’s a huge reason why I got drafted. Probably the only reason,” said Bishop, the 28th overall pick in the USHL underage draft.

“When you’re from Alaska, you pretty much have to travel to be seen. When you go to a Select camp, scouts from all around the country are watching you. When you go four years in a row, scouts get a chance to know what kind of player you are and how much you’ve improved from one year to the next.

“I love playing in Cedar Rapids. This team has more depth than any team I’ve ever played on, so you have to work hard just to stay in the lineup. You can’t have an off day in practice. That’s only going to make you better and create more opportunities for you in the long run.”

“I think that’s a lot of the reason why I’m excelling and she’s excelling. We always had each other, and we’d always go out and skate together”

Teal spent the heart of the winter months in one of the country’s most visible women’s hockey programs — the North American Hockey Academy in Stowe, Vt. — while her Arctic Lions teammates played boys high school hockey. The academy plays a loaded schedule, which includes a variety of college programs.

The transition didn’t present a problem for her. Teal considers U-19 girls hockey on a similar level to boys’ Midget Minor.

“It’s definitely different hockey, just because boys can check and girls can’t,” said Teal, who played on the same team as her brother for two years when they were younger.

“Even though I’m only 15, I feel I can play U-19 because I’ve been playing boys’ hockey. It’s really helped me get where I am.

“Because there’s checking and more physical play, the boys game seems like it’s a lot faster. That’s really helped me adjust to playing with and against girls who are a few years older than I am.”

Not bad for a girl whose dad reluctantly allowed her to play hockey.

“When Teal was younger, she was a little clumsy and didn’t show a lot of natural ability,” Bill recalls with a little laugh. “I kind of asked her to do a different sport, but my wife insisted we be fair with all the kids and give them the same opportunities.

“I don’t know if you call it competitiveness or pride, but she didn’t want to be in the shadow of her older brother. She has worked really hard at hockey to get the kind of opportunities she has now.”

The Bishop siblings think nothing of stepping outside their Fairbanks home in temperatures of 40- or 50-below zero on a December afternoon to play hockey. Rarely do they succumb to the temptations of a cozy warm home just a few skate strides away from their small backyard rink where they have honed their skills.

“It’s not a full-sized rink or anything, but it’s perfect for 2-on-2 or 3-on-3,” Hunter said in a tone indicating he misses those pick-up sessions. “Teal and I would go out and play 1-on-1 all the time. And we’d play skippy ball, which is a game we kind of invented ourselves.

“I think that’s a lot of the reason why I’m excelling and she’s excelling. We always had each other, and we’d always go out and skate together. Vivian’s a very good player, too. It’s really nice to have someone in your family who has the same dream you have. It pushes you.”

And the dream of competing at a USA Hockey Nationals has helped fuel those dreams to another level.

Jim Leitner is the sports editor of the Dubuque (Iowa) Telegraph Herald.

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6 Degrees of Hunter Bishop/ NAHA
Friday, February 1, 2008, 08:30 PM
6 Degrees of Hunter Bishop/North American Hockey Academy
Posted by adn_aces

Posted: October 24, 2007 - 3:30 pm

Hunter Bishop of Fairbanks, the erstwhile University of North Dakota forward who returned to the British Columbia Hockey League midway through last season, is tearing up that junior circuit this season.

While checking out some info Hunter's parents sent my way, I stumbled onto a ton of Alaska women's players, including his sister, Teal.

But first...

Bishop, 20, who will play at Ohio State next season – and join his sister, Teal Bishop, currently a freshman defenseman for the Buckeye women’s team – is second in his league in goal (18) and power-play goals (9) and tied for sixth in points (27) through 16 games.

Bishop initially was ticketed to play at North Dakota beginning this season, but jumped in a year early when the Sioux needed some help up front. But Bishop decided to leave Grand Forks -- he had one assist in four games -- and return to junior.

“In the end it wasn’t the right fit for me,’’ he recently told Steve Ewen of the Vancouver Province. “Basically, it was a combination of the age of the players that were there and the time I felt it would take to get a shot to prove myself.

“I have nothing bad to say about them. The coaches were great and I loved the players there.’’

In parts of three seasons in Vernon, covering 96 career regular-season games, Hunter owns 54-53--107 totals.

At Ohio State, Hunter will join Brad Gorham of Anchorage, who like Hunter prepped in the B.C. League.

Meanwhile, Teal Bishop has an Anchorage teammate at Ohio State in junior Whitney Miller of Anchorage. Both attended the North American Hockey Academy in Stowe, Vt., before moving on to play in the women’s WCHA.

Curiosity about the Academy led to a deluge of info about it and its myriad Alaska connections.

The North American Hockey Academy is a hockey hotbed for Alaskans. Academy director and head coach Bill Driscoll e-mailed us back -- and the man replied quicker than a Joe Sakic wrist shot -- to say six Alaskans are currently playing at the Academy. The lineup: senior defenseman Ashley Norum of Fairbanks; senior forward Kayla Colang of Fairbanks; junior defenseman Candace Molle of Anchorage; sophomore forward Nona Letuligasenoa of Fairbanks; sophomore goaltender Kourtey Roy of Anchorage; and junior defenseman Kayla Parsons of Fairbanks.

Driscoll also pointed out seven other Alaskan women who played at the Academy and are currently playing college hockey: sophomore defenseman Ginny Berg (Soldotna/Northeastern); sophomore defenseman Katy Applin (Palmer/Northeastern); sophomore forward Katie Kemmerer (Anchorage/St. Cloud State); junior forward Melissa Dianoski (Fairbanks/Mercyhurst); junior forward Chelsea Filingim (Fairbanks/St. Anselm); freshman forward Julie Rising (Anchorage/Bemidji State); and junior forward Randi Motsko (Fairbanks/North Dakota).

Also, Candace Boyles of Anchorage, another Academy type, captained Niagara as a senior last season.

For more on the Academy, check out this this New York Times story that leads with Teal and was forwarded my way by the ADN’s Josh Niva, a reformed sportswriter from Fairbanks.

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New York Times Newspaper
Friday, February 1, 2008, 08:29 PM
Skate or Ski Your Way Into College
Published: November 30, 2006

TEAL BISHOP grew up in Fairbanks, Alaska, where preschoolers learn to play hockey about when they learn their ABC’s. Her parents, Bill and Rita Bishop, design silver and gold hockey pendants; the Bishop yard includes a 75-foot outdoor rink, complete with a sound system and floodlights.

But Teal, 17, spends her winters in Stowe, Vt., at the North American Hockey Academy, where she devotes her mornings to studying with a tutor, and her afternoons and weekends to playing defense for the school’s team, the Winter Hawks.

Ms. Bishop said the decision to send her daughter more than 4,000 miles away to play hockey came down to a single carrot — not a spot on the Olympic team or a professional career, but a top college education. “How many Division I and Division III coaches do you get to know when you live in Fairbanks, Alaska?” she asked.

More students than ever are competing for the limited spots at the nation’s three dozen specialized winter sports schools, which usually accept no more than 30 students per grade. At the National Sports Academy, in Lake Placid, N.Y., which serves skiers, snowboarders and hockey players, the number of applicants has risen to 95, from 77 in 2002. The number of applicants to the new Tamarack Academy, in Donnelly, Idaho, has grown to 25, from 10 in 2005, its first year; at the North American Hockey Academy, it has quadrupled to 120, from 30 in 2001.

“Applicants and interest have skyrocketed,” said Bill Driscoll, the director and head coach of the North American Hockey Academy.

The record level of interest comes partly because parents are more aware of such schools and the unparalleled coaching and training they provide. And more teenagers now choose to specialize in a single sport. But it is the growing awareness that mastering snow and ice can be a ticket to a top college that has more student-athletes applying. When asked about the spike, Mr. Driscoll pointed to his school’s impressive college-placement record — Harvard, Middlebury, Amherst — as well as the competition among top collegiate programs as the primary reasons.

Once, winter sports schools were mainly the domain of those eyeing Olympic gold. But now they are becoming the choice for students and parents who do not expect to see a dime from future athletic careers. They are willing to sacrifice a traditional high school experience and pay up to $35,000 for a few more hours of play each day — and an edge on scholarships or entry into a prestigious college.

Peter Dodge, the men’s ski coach at Dartmouth, said that all but one of his current roster of 13 skiers attended a specialized sports academy for the easy slope access such schools provide.

He explained the rationale behind some parents’ decisions to send their children to a winter school. “Should I send my kid to Northfield Mount Hermon to compete against 80 percent of his class who are applying to Ivies,” Mr. Dodge said, referring to the boarding school in Massachusetts, “or should I send him to a ski academy of 60, of which 5 might apply to each elite college? Being able to play the skiing recruitment card is a very good way to get an edge, as opposed to just trying to get all your SATs up to 800. It sets you apart.”

The Burke Mountain Academy, in East Burke, Vt., the nation’s first ski-racing school, was founded in 1970 when Martha Coughlin, a ski racer, persuaded her coach to help her study while she trained for a spot on the United States ski team. Now there are about 35 such schools, ranging from nine-month academies to shorter winter tutorial programs, said Finn Gundersen, former headmaster of Burke and alpine educational director for the national ski team.

It used to be that winter sports schools were hothouses where the next stars were created. But now it is only the rare few graduates who win spots on the World Cup circuit, Mr. Gundersen said. Ted Ligety and Julia Mancuso, both Olympic gold medalists in Turin, Italy, this year, attended the Winter Sports School, in Park City, Utah, while Bode Miller went to the Carrabassett Valley Academy, in Maine. “Forget about that small fringe who make the U.S. Ski Team,” Mr. Gundersen said. “The rest go to college, and a lot of them are on scholarships.”

Splitting the year between home high schools and specialized academies can result in logistical headaches. Since the sixth grade, Erin Fucigna, a ski racer, has had assignments from her high school in Hopkinton, Mass., e-mailed and faxed to her at the Waterville Valley Academy, in New Hampshire. “It’s confusing at first and overwhelming,” said Ms. Fucigna, now a junior. “Science is the hardest, because I don’t have the same materials that are available at home.”

Sasha Dingle, the subject of a forthcoming documentary called “Balance,” attended both her local high school in Jericho, Vt., and the Mount Mansfield Winter Academy, in Stowe. “I always wanted to be in the high school play, but I would miss the first part of tryouts,” said Ms. Dingle, who was accepted at St. Lawrence University, in Canton, N.Y. “I felt almost like I was living a double life. Every achievement I made through the winter, I would come back to my high school in the spring and nobody would know.”

Classrooms are by turns unusual and unadorned at winter sports schools since access to snow and ice is paramount. The Winter Sports School holds classes in double-wide trailers near the ski jumps and bobsled track of Utah Olympic Park, while the Mount Mansfield Winter Academy occupies the former Two Dog Lodge in Stowe and has recently converted the sauna and dog-washing area into a pottery room.

Just down the road, the North American Hockey Academy is housed in a chalet. Its classroom setting is informal. In the basement, students and teachers sit in pairs. Thin cubicle walls separate Algebra 2 from History of World Societies. Science class is just an arm’s length away from the Spanish lesson happening near the TV.

Several parents and students said the tiny class sizes often put them ahead of their fellow high school students when they return in the spring.

“Teal comes back ahead of her classes here in Fairbanks,” said Ms. Bishop, whose daughter has been inducted into the National Honor Society and this fall earned a full athletic scholarship from Ohio State. “She learns better because of the one-on-one attention.”

Still, not every student at specialized sport schools excels academically, nor are high grades required to win admission. At Tamarack Academy, applicants need only have a 2.0 grade-point, or C, average, said Belinda Brey, a school official. The Winter Sports School requires students to maintain a 1.67, or C-minus, said Rob Clayton, the headmaster.

Rather than focus on grades, admissions officers also consider athletic potential and teacher recommendations that reflect a student’s ability to cope with an untraditional structure.

“We look for students who have the maturity to manage the demanding schedules of on-snow training and class work,” Chess Brownell of the Mount Mansfield Winter Academy wrote in an e-mail message.

Hard workers on the rink or the ski course can sometimes make for self-starters in the classroom, said Dave Wenn, headmaster of the National Sports Academy in Lake Placid. “There’s a carryover from the discipline to be a good athlete to the discipline to be a good student.”

Those who are not naturally driven, he added, are often forced to miss competitions when their grades fall below a C-minus average.

Among colleges, specialized winter schools have earned a reputation for producing not only accomplished athletes, but students who can handle the intellectual rigors of a campus. “From an academic point of view, we certainly have a high opinion of ski academies,” said Bob Clagett, dean of admissions at Middlebury College, adding that academy graduates often arrive with extraordinary time-management skills. “They end up being some of the strongest students we have.”

Winter-school students, whose applications are not packed with a variety of extracurriculars, are not necessarily penalized for it. “We far prefer to see a higher level of talent and experience in fewer areas than dabbling in many,” Mr. Clagett said.

Elizabeth Wissner-Gross, author of the guide “What Colleges Don’t Tell You,” thinks the same way. “Colleges now want what they’re calling lopsided kids,” she said. “So, it’s kind of fun, if you do it correctly, to pursue the thing that you really love and would really like to succeed in and at the same time make yourself more desirable to colleges.”

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Off To Ohio State Univerisity
Friday, February 1, 2008, 08:25 PM
Ohio State Women's Hockey Welcomes Six Recruits to 2007-08 Team
Buckeyes add three Minnesotans as well as players from Alaska, Illinois and Toronto

Nov. 16, 2006

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State women's hockey team has added six recruits to its 2007-08 roster, head coach Jackie Barto announced Thursday. The incoming class includes three Minnesota natives as well as recruits from Alaska, Illinois and Toronto.

"We are very excited about the incoming freshman class," Barto said. "They are outstanding people as well as hockey players. They will bring a tremendous amount of enthusiasm and energy along with excellent skills and passion for the game. They all come from strong hockey backgrounds and want to achieve at the highest level.

"As impressive is their dedication to academic success. They all have excelled in the classroom and we believe they will make a strong contribution to our program. They will be great representatives of Ohio State both on and off the ice."

Teal Bishop, a native of Fairbanks, Alaska, is a 5-feet-7-inch defenseman and currently attends the North American Hockey Academy in Stowe, Vt. Prior to attending NAHA, Bishop played with Fairbanks Arctic Lions boys bantam and midget teams. She has captained NAHA the last two seasons and was named Defenseman of the Year in 2004. In 2004-05, she won the state championship with the Arctic Lions and advanced to nationals in Richmond, Va. Bishop is a three-time participant in the USA Hockey Pacific Team Festival.

"We are pleased to have Teal become a Buckeye," Barto said. "She is a strong skating defenseman with good speed and quickness. Teal has good vision and creativity on the ice, and is capable of generating offense at her position. She had a good sense for the game and a strong work ethic."

Deidre Facklis is a 5-8 goaltender from Wilmette, Ill., who currently is a member of the New Trier High School boys' varsity team. She has started the last two seasons with the Trevians and recorded seven shutouts with a 2.20 goals-against-average in 2005-06. She helped the team to the 2006 Chicago Metro Founders Cup Championship. Facklis attended the USA Hockey Select 15/16 Festival in 2004 and 2005.

"Deidre is a good athlete with size and presence in the net," Barto said. "She is a fundamentally sound goaltender who has good quickness and balance. We are excited to have Deidre join our program."

New Prague, Minn.-native, Jenna Kilpatrick is a 5-7 forward from New Prague High School. She is a seven-time member of the Trojan varsity hockey team and has been named Team MVP each of the last six seasons. A four-year captain and six-time all-conference honoree, Kilpatrick finished the 2005-06 season as the state's top scorer. She has totaled 402 points on 228 goals and 174 assists through 136 career games. Kilpatrick has led New Prague to three Missota Conference championships and three Minnesota state high school tournament appearances, including runner-up as a sophomore. She has attended four USA Hockey National Select Development Camps.

"Jenna will bring good size and presence on the ice," Barto said. "She is a strong skating forward who will make a contribution in all three zones. She has the ability to create offense and has excellent vision on the ice. We are excited Jenna has chosen to be a Buckeye."

Christina Mancuso is a 5-7 forward from Toronto, Ontario, who most recently played with the Toronto Junior Aeros. This season she is an assistant captain of the Junior Aeros, after captaining the Midget Aeros in 2005-06. Mancuso led her Havergal Collegiate High School team in goal scoring last season with 24 and finished the season with 39 points in 20 games to earn the team MVP award as the assistant captain. She was named a member of the 2006 Toronto Star All-Star Team and led the Midget Aeros to the league championship last season.

"Christina is a hard-working and aggressive forward with good size and strength on the ice," Barto said. "She will be effective in the corners and in front of the net. She has the ability to create offense and we are excited to add Christina to our program."

Sandra Nelson, a 5-4 defenseman from Spring Lake Park, Minn., is a four-year starter with Spring Lake Park High School. She has captained the team the last two seasons and earned All-Suburban Conference honors those years as well. She led the Panthers in defenseman scoring in 2005 and 2006 with 26 and 36 points, respectively. Nelson has earned a total of 10 varsity letters at Spring Lake Park with four from hockey and six as a member of the golf team. She participated in the 2006 Phase II USA Development Camp and was a member of the U-19 Walser team in 2005 and 2006.

"Sandy is a strong skating defenseman with a solid work ethic and defensive skills," Barto said. "She sees the ice well and makes good decisions with the puck. We are pleased Sandy has chosen Ohio State."

Also a Minnesota native, Shannon Reilly is a 5-5 defenseman from Chanhassen who attends Benilde-St. Margaret's. She is a four-year member of the hockey team and has earned all-conference the previous three seasons. Reilly, a two-time captain, was named all-state and all-metro in 2005-06 and was an all-state honorable mention in 2004-05. She has lettered in hockey and golf at Benilde-St. Margaret's three times each. Reilly is a three-time participant in the USA National Development Camp.

"Shannon is an outstanding skater who has good speed and footwork," Barto said. "She is an offensive-minded defenseman and will generate scoring opportunities from her position. She has a good feel and vision on the ice. We are excited to have Shannon join our program."

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Hunter, Teal, and Vivian
Saturday, July 1, 2006, 07:29 PM

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NAHA Team Awards 2004-5
Saturday, June 17, 2006, 10:09 AM
Tier I

Most Valuable Player: Ginny Berg, Katy Applin
Defensive Player of the Year: Teal Bishop
Offensive Player of the Year: Kelli Blankenship, Kyla Sanders
Seventh Player Award: Mel Henshaw
Coaches' Award: Randi Motsko
Most Improved Player: Jessie Knight, Teddy Fortin
Leadership Award : Stacey Scott
Winterhawks Award : Stephanie Morris

Tier II

Most Valuable Player: Chelsea Fillingim
Defensive Player of the Year: Nikki Parks
Offensive Player of the Year: Hannah Westbrook
Seventh Player Award: Randi Zukas
Coaches' Award: Jeanna Dippel
Most Improved Player: Liz Keenan, Erica Higginbotham
Leadership Award : Joelle Smykowski
Winterhawks Award : Chelsea Koloski, Margaret McNamara

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Teal at NAHA
Friday, December 16, 2005, 12:27 PM
Here is a picture of Teal at NAHA recently...

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