The Pirates of the Week are the eighth grade girls' hockey class, Brock Heppner, the Crookston Treasurettes dance team, Andrew MacGregor, Hannah Emanuel and Chris Kazmierczak.
Eighth Grade Class
Head Coach Jaclyn Martin says, “I am beyond proud of each and every one of these eighth graders this year. They came in to the unknown world of varsity hockey. They all finished the season faster, gained more hockey knowledge and created mental toughness to name a few. They’ve all made huge improvements and it was a joy to have them on the team.” (Left to Right) Rylee Solheim, Kendall Bergquist, Cassidy Halvorson, Jocelyn Brekken, Aleah Bienek, Samantha Sanders, Dana Conley, Clara Meyer and Jacey Larson (not pictured Dillynn Wallace)
Brock Heppner - Jr. C
Head Coach Josh Hardy says, “Brock scored goals in both of the Pirates’ games last weekend and added an assist in the game against International Falls. Brock, a junior forward and a steady force for the Pirates, has contributed offensively with 10 goals and nine assists. He is also a top penalty-killer on a team that kills penalties at over 86 percent. He has a high hockey IQ and works extremely hard in all aspects of the game. He sees the game like a coach and helps his linemates with his ability to read the play and make in-game adjustments.”
The Crookston Treasurettes Dance Team
Head Coach Adrianne Winger says, “This week, Sarah Kanten and myself would like to thank all the Treasurette dance team members and family. We have appreciated the support from our families, friends, Greg Garmen, all the Crookston staff members and fellow athletes who have encouraged us and cheered us throughout this 2017-2018 season.
Andrew MacGregor - Fr.
Head Coach Wes Hanson says, “Andrew MacGregor is a freshman that has improved greatly throughout our season. He competes hard and has a positive attitude which makes him an enjoyable wrestler to coach. He gives us some different line up opportunities as he competes at 120 and 126 pounds.”
Hannah Emanuel - Jr. G
Head Coach Darin Zimmerman says, “Hannah is coming off a good game against Thief River Falls last week. She defended well and attacked the paint against a tall TRF team. Hannah is a good on-the-ball defender that often requires her to guard a good ball-handler that is much bigger than herself.”
Chris Kazmierczak - Jr. G
Head Coach Greg Garmen says, “‘Kaz’ as he is known by, does not get a lot of varsity minutes, but has had a good JV year. Kaz brings a great attitude and work ethic to the gym each day. He has really improved his shooting and overall game this year.”