Ali Randall tabbed as next Duluth Northern Stars head coach

In the middle of May Jamie Plesha announced her resignation as head coach of the Duluth Northern Stars girls varsity hockey team. Now her replacement has been named in Northland youth hockey staple Ali Randall.

‘"From my past experience with phenomenal coaches and great people that have coached with and coached by, definitely want to bring that culture of obviously positivity, building off the past as well, but just showing these girls their potential and helping them steam roll past that," Randall shared.

Growing up playing hockey in Minnetonka, Randall helped the Skippers to a state title in 2012 skating alongside former Bulldog and Olympic gold medalist Sidney Morin.

Moving to Duluth around five years ago Randall has helped lead the Duluth Ice Breakers U-12 team. She takes over the Stars following Plesha’s seven year stint.

"Because I have only worked with the underclassmen so far in their youth careers, I am super excited to get to know the upperclassmen these next few months and build off of their leadership and character that I’ve heard so much about," Randall said. "They’re often times down at the rink helping out at the youth level."

Randall and the Northern Stars will drop the puck on their season around mid-November.