Girls hockey: Randall taking reins of Northern Stars

The team of players from Duluth East and Denfeld high schools went 6-19 in the 2021-22 season.

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DULUTH — Ali Randall was announced as the new head coach of the Duluth Northern Stars girls hockey program on Friday.

Randall has coached in the Duluth Girls Youth Hockey Association since 2018 and has served as development and recruitment director since 2019. Randall took part in the USA Development Camp Intern Coach program in 2021, working with top coaches in the girls' and women's game for professional development.

As a player, Randall was a forward on Minnetonka's 2012 Class AA state championship team, playing with future Minnesota Duluth women's hockey standout and Olympic gold medalist Sidney Morin.

Randall takes over for Jamie Plesha, who served for seven seasons. The Northern Stars, a program for girls from both East and Denfeld high schools, went 6-19 in the 2021-22 season.

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