Watzke, Picht, and Hoffman among leaders for Lady Storm in 2017-18

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Taryn Picht (above) tied for the team lead in goals with Hallie Watzke.

The MBA Lady Storm hockey team closed out the 2017-18 season with a 1-17 overall record.  The team won at Park Rapids, 4-3, Dec. 7, and also lost by one to Park Rapids at home and to Fairmont twice, 4-3 and 3-2.

The Lady Storm were seeded seventh in Section 6A and lost at second-seeded Fergus Falls in the section opener, 10-0.  

Fergus Falls lost 3-2 in overtime to River Lakes in the semifinals, and top-seeded Alexandria won the section title with a 3-0 win over River Lakes.

Seniors lost to graduation from this year’s team, coached by Abby Daly, are Whitney Demarais, Megan Kirkeide, and three-year starting goalie Abbey Hoffman.

This was the 20th season of high school hockey for Benson or MBA with the program having seven winning seasons, 12 losing seasons, and one season of .500.  

The last winning season was in 2010-11 when the team went 21-4 to claim it fourth conference title (two in the Southwest Conference and two in the WCC)....


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Pictured: Taryn Picht (above) tied for the team lead in goals with Hallie Watzke.


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