Last month a few former UMD women’s hockey players took their talents to the next level signing deals in the Premier Hockey Federation and on Tuesday two more former Bulldogs did the same. Naomi Rogge and Anneke Linser are headed out east to compete for the Metropolitan Riveters.
Eric Vanden Heuvel said for years the city and the Packers organization were hoping this announcement would come, and for it to finally happen, it’s a sense of relief and excitement; however, over the next two years, a lot of work needs to get done.
Duluth has encountered several local talents in sports over the decades and on Thursday night there will be five new additions to the DECC’s Athletic Hall of Fame including Duluth native, Olympian, New York Times best-selling author, and analyst Kara Goucher.
A person with direct knowledge of the agreement tells The Associated Press that North America’s top women’s hockey players are teaming up with former tennis star Billie Jean King and Los Angeles Dodgers chairman Mark Walter to explore launching a pro league within the next year.