Superior girl’s hockey skating to state for first time in 17 years
On Saturday, the Superior girl’s hockey team took down rivals Hayward 7-5 to win the section title and punch their first ticket to state since 2006.
Head coach Doug Trentor took over the program in 2020 and has been involved in Superior youth hockey for 20-plus years, making this moment for the program extra special.
“I am a born and raised Superior guy. Played right here my whole life, been active at the youth level before I came to the high school. This right now is what’s keeping this community on fire. Everyone is rallying, everyone is texting, supporting, emailing, it’s unbelievable the atmosphere that is out in the community and in the locker room,” Trentor shared.
The Spartan’s only state crown came in 2005, and to claim another they will first need to take down Hudson in the semifinals. Superior boasts an 18-5 record to Hudson’s 10-12.
The two teams met once in this regular season six weeks ago, with the Spartans skating away with the 4-3 win in double overtime thanks to a game-winner from senior forward Autumn Cooper.
“I actually play with a couple of their players on Team Wisconsin. I know they have a good goalie for sure, so we just have to get past her and hopefully we can make it to the state championship game,” Cooper said. “I think keeping our energy and attitudes up on the bench is huge. We have a great group of kids and everyone including our coaches is so supporting of each other.”
The puck drops against Hudson at 6:15 p.m. on Thursday at Bob Suter’s Capitol Ice Arena in Middleton, Wisconsin.