Local hockey player exemplifies ‘No pain, No gain’

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The old adage ‘no pain, no gain’ applied perfectly to Grand Rapid/ Greenways Ryleigh Sherlock.

A 14 year old 9th grader, who in a game just a few weeks ago cut her wrist with a skate blade.

Her coaches took her off the ice right away, then her mom would use a skate lace to fashion a tourniquet, before rushing her to the emergency room.

She would however return, a week later, at Regionals scoring 6 goals,in five games along with the OT winner in the championship tilt.

"I caught an edge during one of my games and I went to brace myself and I ended up slicing my wrist with my own skate. I think everyone was just shocked that I was even able to play and be able to just keep pushing. I think everyone was just excited and supportive of everything," said Sherlock.

Sherlock and the rest of the Lightning squad will now get ready for the state tournament which will take place March 18th.