Congratulating Hayward High School Lady ‘canes Hockey Team for Winning the Wiaa State Championshipby Representative Sean P. Duffy
Posted on 2013-03-14
in the house of representatives
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Mr. DUFFY. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate the Hayward High
School's Lady Hurricanes Hockey Team for winning the Wisconsin
Interscholastic Athletic Association State Championship (WIAA) State
In only their sixth year playing at the varsity level, the Lady 'Canes defeated the Onalaska Hilltoppers in a thrilling 5-2 match. The Lady 'Canes out-skated their top-ranked opponent for three periods to take home Hayward High School's first state hockey championship.
The exemplary leadership set forth by the coaches combined with the perseverance of the players shows the true spirit Wisconsinites have for sports and competition. These student athletes proved their dedication to the team--starting practice at 6:45 AM, training 5-6 days per week, participating in community service, while never losing sight of academic importance.
Furthermore, the fans from Hayward and surrounding areas (affectionately known as Hurricane Nation), came out in full form to support their team, setting a record for the largest crowd in tournament history. The co-op team consists of players from Hayward, Spooner, Northwestern, and Phillips High Schools.
As a former hockey player myself, and a huge fan of the game, I am thrilled to call my hometown Lady 'Canes--State Champs for 2013. Congratulations ladies! You have earned it! ____________________