Non-Conference Contest

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BISMARCK, N.D. - In girls hockey, all of the teams in the state are in the same conference, so to play a non-league game, the Bismarck Blizzard have to take on an opponent who hails from outside the state line. That’s what they’re doing Thursday night.

The Blizzard are off to a 5-1 start, and they have a couple of players who have been a big part of three-straight state championships, as head coach Tim Meyer says: "They bring a lot of experience I think that's an important thing. We have some girls that have four and five years of experience on this team so not only do they bring just the hockey in their back pocket but they also bring the experience of how to handle yourself on the road trips. How to handle yourself on the bus. How to carry yourself so that you're representing the Blizzard in the right way."

The Blizzard have four seniors on the roster, but they are playing a number of underclassman.

"We are a younger team this year and we don't have as many players as in the years past so just being a younger team and some strengths are that we are a very hard working team,” said senior Morgan Paul.

The Blizzard and Spuds are playing at the VFW Sports Center this evening.