Up North: Duluth Wolfpack Lacrosse holds Shovel-Palooza to clear off field

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Over 75 people from the Duluth Wolfpack lacrosse organization ranging from players, coaches, parents and even some pups grabbed all manner of snow moving material this past weekend. Heading to Ordean East Middle School to help clear off the field in what was dubbed a shovel-palooza.

“We don’t have anywhere to practice and we are stuck in a gym practicing. There’s no turf fields in Duluth for us to practice on right now. The boys and girls have been traveling to Proctor at 6:00 a.m. to go practice because that’s the only turf in the area,” said the Booster Club President Nicki Sibert.

Normally the teams play at Duluth East and Denfeld fields but volunteers aren’t able to clear school owned property.

However Ordean East Middle School has plans this summer to implement new turf. Allowing all three Wolfpack teams in the youth, boy’s and girl’s squads to be given the green light to shovel as much as they can.

“It’s awesome that we have all the support and all these families wanted to come out and get all this stuff going. I mean, we wouldn’t be able to do it without all these people because we wouldn’t have the people to get the field clear. It works out the way it does and it’s awesome,” added senior player Mason Smith.

The boy’s team was scheduled to play Anoka over the weekend but the game was canceled once again due to the elements.

However with over four inches of ice on the field, the coaching staff saw it as an opportunity to keep the team active.

“It’s a good workout, just to get the kids pulling snow on tarps and sleds to get them shoveling. However the game is meant to be played outside on big field. So it will be nice to get things going outside again,” concluded head coach Scott Wishart.