Hockey: Rogers girls season preview

Coach — Dale Sager … assistants Charlie Levis, Tony Cloud, Jim Scott

Last year — 2-4 conference, 10-13-4 overall

Opener —  (was Saturday, Nov. 9), Albert Lea, home

Captains — Kaitlin Braiedy, Madison Lehn, Kassie Scherling

Returning starters — Braiedy (sr F), Lehn (sr F), Jenna Nelson (sr F), Scherling (sr D), Cassi Conrad (sr D), Michelle Klimstra (sr G)

New regulars — Katie Feilen (jr D), Olivia Olson (so F), Ellie Feilen (fr D), Paetyn Levis (8th F), Gabby Billings (8th F)

Worth noting — Sager, longtime Elk assistant and head coach at Centennial last year, is a new head coach … Royals lost their all-time scoring leader when Emily Antony, a junior, transferred to Achiever Academy … Braiedy led the Royals with 19 gals last year. Lehn had 7. Klimstra had a 91.9 save percentage.

Coach says —  “The girls are eager to learn, working hard and buying into what we want them to do. We have new systems so there’s a leaning process.”

Outlook — Royals have six senior veterans to build around. They lost scoring punch with Antony leaving and will be breaking in some young rookies.