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Lapp named Lumberjack girls hockey team MVP

The Bemidji girls hockey team put the finishing touches on the 2010-11 season Monday as the Lumberjacks held their annual season-ending banquet.

Monday's event honored the 15 letterwinners, a list that included six seniors.

BHS posted a 7-17-2 record and dropped its opening game in the Section 8AA playoffs, 8-2 to North Wright County.

The Lumberjacks outshot their opponents 739-593 this winter but were outscored 99-63.

Allie Lapp (15 goals, 13 assists, 28 points) was named the team's Most Valuable Player while Karlee Tower (2-3-5) was honored as the Most Improved.

Sharing the Lumberjack Award were Amanda Hunt (5-8-13) and Meg Phelps (0-4-4).

Janie Johnson (7-9-16) was named the team's Hobey Baker Award winner.

Casey Miller also was honored as an academic all-state student.

Chaniel Nelson, Lapp and Hunt were named to the Greater Minnesota All-Conference team while Johnson, Miller and Allie Heifort received honorable mention status.

Lapp's 28 points represented a team high while Nelson was second in scoring with nine goals and 21 points.

Also scoring in double figures were Johnson, Becca Gregg (6-8-14), Heifort (5-9-14) and Hunt.

Phelps began the year as a defenseman but was switched to goaltender late in the campaign. The senior went 1-4 in the net with a 5.75 goals against average and a .785 save percentage.

Heifort also played one game in goal and collected a victory.

Earning letters this year were:

SENIORS: Janie Johnson, Chaniel Nelson, Casey Miller, Megan Phelps, Becca Gregg, Amanda Hunt;

JUNIOR: Allie Lapp;

SOPHOMORES: Jasmin Yerbich, Karlee Tower, Allie Heifort, Erin Booth, Emily Boyer, Heather Bjerke, Karleigh Wolkerestorfer;

FRESHMAN: Hanna Olson.

Pat Miller

Pat Miller is the sports editor at the Pioneer.

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