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Northland College Hires Iron River Native Paige Turner as Women's Hockey Assistant

Eyewitness Sports
August 24, 2017 02:57 PM

Ashland, Wisc. - Iron River native Paige Turner has joined the Northland Women's Hockey Team as an Assistant Women's Hockey Coach.

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Turner served as the volunteer assistant for the Eau Claire-Altoona Stars Girl's High School Hockey Team and for the Eau-Claire Youth Hockey Association.

Paige played collegiately for UW-Eau Claire as a goalie and earned a pair of WIAC First Team All-Conference awards in her junior and senior years along with a WIAC Honorable Mention in her Sophomore year. She also ran outdoor track for the Blugolds. Before attending UW-Eau Claire, Turner played at UMD and attended Duluth East High School and played for the Duluth girl's squad, where she earned All-Conference First Team honor. She also played a year for the Minnesota Thoroughbreds, where she earned a spot at the All-Star game in Washington D.C.

"Paige is very passionate about the game of hockey and is eager to work hard and be involved in all aspects of our program. The fact that she was a strong goaltender herself is a huge asset for our goaltenders. We are excited to have her on board." Turner's former coach at UW-Eau Claire, Eric Strand, added, "Paige was a fierce competitor as a player and set high expectations for herself and her teammates. As a coach, her passion for the game and desire to help her players develop and reach their potential will make her a valuable member of Northland's staff," said Northland College Head Coach Kelly Rider on the college's website.

Besides Turner, Rider's staff will included Volunteer Assistant Coach Hilary Jewell.

(Contributions from Northland College Athletics.)


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