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College hockey: UMD women add three recruits

The Minnesota Duluth women's team has added three recruits for 2013-14, including defenseman Laura Stadler of Luzern, Switzerland. Also signing letters of intent this week were forwards Bailey Wright of Anchorage, Alaska, and Katie McGovern of Sc...

The Minnesota Duluth women's team has added three recruits for 2013-14, including defenseman Laura Stadler of Luzern, Switzerland.

Also signing letters of intent this week were forwards Bailey Wright of Anchorage, Alaska, and Katie McGovern of Scottsdale, Ariz.

Stadler played this season with the ZSC Lions of Zurich in the Swiss A League, recording eight goals and 16 assists in 24 games. She has been part of Switzerland's national team since age 16.

Wright was with the North American Hockey Academy in Stowe, Vt., the past three years in the Junior Women's Hockey League. She was the team's second leading scorer in 2012-13 with 60 goals and 52 assists for 112 points in 77 games, and was named a league second-team all-star.

McGovern led the Dallas Stars U-19 girls team in scoring in 2012-13 with 18 goals and eight assists for 26 points in 24 regular-season games.

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The Bulldogs will have an eight-member freshman class next season, previously signing defensemen Lina Backlin of Gavle, Sweden, and Sidney Morin of Minnetonka, Minn.; and forwards Ashleigh Brykaliuk of Brandon, Manitoba; Demi Crossman of Livonia, Mich.; and Maria Lind of Ornskoldsvik, Sweden.

UMD will lose sophomore defenseman Brigette Lacquette of Mallard, Manitoba, for 2013-14 while she competes for a spot on the 2014 Canadian Olympic team for the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

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