A review of the past week in Providence Academy Athletics.

Girls Hockey:

The Girls Hockey team is 8-8.

United hosted Waseca High School on Saturday, January 5, and shut out the Blue Jays 9-0. Freshman Ava Wasserman recorded a hat trick to bring her 16 game goal total to 14. Junior Hannah Schommer netted a pair of goals and an assist and senior Jodie Clay picked up a point by adding a helper of her own.

Next Up: The girls will travel north this weekend to Eveleth and Silver Bay to play the Eveleth-Gilbert Golden Bears and the North Shore Storm.

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Complete stats may be found on the MN Girls Hockey Hub page.

Boys Hockey:

The Boys Hockey team is 3-10.

On Saturday, January 5, the Lions traveled to Mound to take on Mound Westonka High School. The Lions fell to the White Hawks 4-3 in overtime. Scoring for the Lions were sophomores Sam Gomke and Grant Ellings, junior Isaac O’Brien, and seniors Zachary Giesler and Evan Spadafora, the latter of whom was assisted by Ellings and Gielser.

On Tuesday, January 8, the Lions lost another heartbreaker as they fell to the Breck Mustangs by a score of 3-2.

On Thursday, January 10, the Lions hosted St. Paul Academy and Summit School.

Next Up: On Saturday, January 12, the Lions will travel to River Falls, Wisconsin to take on the River Falls High School Wildcats. The puck drops at 8:00 p.m.

Follow @PAlionshockey1 to stay up to date with everything Providence Boys Hockey.

Complete stats may be found on the MN Boys Hockey Hub page.

Girls Basketball:

The Girls Basketball team is 7-4.

On Saturday, January 5, the Lions journeyed to Maple Lake to compete against the Maple Lake High School Irish. It was a successful trip as the Lions topped the Irish 67-35. Senior Maggie Murphy led all scorers with 20, junior Madie Anderson was close behind with 17, while junior Hailey Hohenecker and senior Caroline Mahowald chipped in nine apiece. Freshman Maria Counts led all as she snatched 11 rebounds and five steals.

On Tuesday, January 8, the Lions opened IMAC play with a 55-39 victory over the Blake Bears. Murphy again led all scorers by draining 24. Anderson and Hohenecker tallied 13 and 11, respectively.

Next up: On Saturday, January 12, the Lions travel to Jordan to challenge the Jordan Jaguars with a scheduled noon tip-off.

Follow @PA_GirlsHoops to stay up to date with everything Providence Girls Basketball.

Click here to view replays of all home girls basketball games and to subscribe to other live streaming contests.

Complete stats may be found on the MN Girls Basketball Hub page.

Boys Basketball:

The Boys Basketball team is 8-3.

On Saturday, January 5, the Lions hit the road to Byron to test the Byron High School Bears. The Lions passed the test with flying colors with a final score of 46-36.

On Tuesday, January 8, the Lions made their way to Hopkins to open IMAC play against the Blake Bears. The Lions continued their quest against Blake by downing the Bears 64-49. Senior Mark Richelsen led all scorers with 28 and fellow senior Dylan Servais netted 13 in the effort.

Tonight, the Lions continue IMAC play against Mounds Park Academy. The Lions will tip off against the Panthers at 7:00 p.m., but make sure to get there early for a special pre-game ceremony. We will be celebrating senior Mark Richelsen for reaching the 1,000 point threshold for career scoring. Congratulations, Mark!

Follow @PA_BoysHoops to stay up to date with everything Providence Boys Basketball.

Click here to view replays of all home boys basketball games and to subscribe to other live streaming contests.

Complete stats may be found on the MN Boys Basketball Hub page.

Nordic Ski:

Due to poor snow conditions, the meet scheduled at Como Park Golf Course on Tuesday, January 8, was cancelled. On Thursday, January 10, the team participated in an IMAC Du-Athalon Meet held on the refrigerated course at Elm Creek Park Reserve.

Next up: The co-op will participate in the IMAC Pursuit Meet on Tuesday, January 15, at Hyland Park Reserve, starting at 3:45 p.m.

Boys Swimming and Diving:

On Thursday, January 10, the team participated in a meet at Irondale High School.

Next up: On Thursday, January 17, the team will host Blaine High School, at 6:00 p.m.

Alpine Ski:

No report this week.

Next up: The co-op will ski in the Annandale Invite at Powder Ridge Ski Area in Kimball.

Coaching News:

After two years as the Providence Academy Boys Soccer Program Head Coach, Paul O’Connor has decided not to return in 2019. Coach O’Connor has been a champion for PA soccer and will be deeply missed. Coach O’Connor will be remembered with both fondness and respect for his contribution to Providence Academy Athletics.

A search for a replacement will begin immediately.

Spring Registration:

Registration for spring sports is open now through Tuesday, January 22. Flash Stores for tennis and golf uniforms, along with all other team spirit wear, will be open from Tuesday, January 22, through Sunday, February 3.

Save the Date for the Track and Field Informational Meeting:

Parents and student-athletes in grades 6 through 12 are invited to attend a Track and Field informational meeting on Wednesday, January 16. The meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the Lecture Hall. If you have any questions, please contact Head Coach Amy Hohenecker. Thank you!

Remember to follow @PAheadmaster, @PAcademyATH, @PA_MSathletics, @PALionsAD, and @ProvidenceLions for the most current updates regarding Providence Academy Athletics.

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