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Girls team to be launched
Times photo: Brenda Steurer Coach Richard Ness and assistant coach Rooney Janecke talk with girls from the U12 girls team Monday night prior to practice at StateLine Ice and Community Expo in Monroe. Pictured back left, Cammi Ganshert, Emma Ness, Haley Knauf, Ness and Janecke. Front, from left, Alyssa Knauf and Tessa Janecke. Registration for players to sign up for the team is Wednesday night from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at SLICE.
MONROE - Monroe Avalanche is launching an all-girls ice hockey team open to any children 12-years-old (Pee Wee age) and younger. Registration is from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday at the StateLine Ice and Community Expo."We're just trying to get as many players as possible - girls of all skill levels," said Richard Ness, who is in his first year working as a head coach. "We want them to have fun, learn how to skate and play hockey."Practices will be from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. every Tuesday for 10 weeks, with the first practice beginning Tuesday, Dec. 8. There will be six games, three home and three away. There will be no checking during play.

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