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State hockey runners-up

Three local hockey players competed for the Marquette M-Bank Junior Wildcats, who finished runner-up at the 2020 state hockey championship held in Lansing Feb. 28-March 1. Pictured, from left, are Dannielle Polzin, Kali Dennis and Nicole Polzin. The girls played on the 19U Tier 3 squad in which the players range in age from 13-18 years. Dennis played for the Junior Wildcats for five years (five state championship medals, one runner-up), Nicole Polzin played on the squad for two years (three state championship medals, one runner-up) and this was Dannielle Polzin’s first year. This was the final game for seniors Nicole Polzin and Dennis, whose father Mark coached the team. (submitted photo)