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Girls form hockey club, look toward first high school team


An hour into their two-hour practice at the Mackay Park ice rink, three members of the city high school’s new girls’ ice hockey club took a break.


“I feel like Bambi in that one scene where he’s on a frozen lake and can’t walk,” Dekyi Tsotsong said, clutching her left leg. “My feet hurt so bad.”


These are growing pains.


Tsotsong is one of 11 sophomores from the Academies@Englewood program at Dwight Morrow High School and the school itself attempting to build their burgeoning club into a full-fledged high school team.


They are four months into the endeavor.


Their determined leader is Sarah Yang, a 16-year-old former figure skater who tried hockey several years ago and fell in love.


“I really love the teamwork that goes into it,” Yang said. “It’s really a sport of bonding.”


Read more: https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/bergen/englewood/2018/02/26/englewood-girls-form-hockey-club-eye-first-high-school-team/324526002