Golnitz chosen for Team USA

Forest Lake junior Rachel Golnitz has been named to the United States U18 women’s national hockey team, USA Hockey announced Nov. 1. Golnitz, a two-way defenseman who has netted many goals for the Rangers over the past three seasons, will trade her maroon and gold for red, white and blue over winter break to compete with the national team in the World Women’s U18 Championship in Bratislava, Slovakia, Dec. 26 through Jan. 2. The Americans will meet Finland on the opening night, Russia on Dec. 27 and defending champion Canada on Dec. 29 in Group A play, with knockout rounds to follow.

Suess makes NHL debut for Jets

C.J. Suess has spent most of his professional career with the Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League, but on Nov. 1, the Forest Lake alumnus was called up to the Winnipeg Jets for an NHL road game against the San Jose Sharks. The Jets beat the Sharks 3-2 in what proved to be a relatively quiet debut for Suess, 25, who spent 6 minutes, 26 seconds on the ice, recording a hit and a minus-1 rating. It’s a start, though, for the ex-Ranger who later starred for Minnesota State, Mankato before going pro, and he figures to be a top candidate for another call-up when the Jets have another need going forward. In eight games for the Moose this AHL season, Suess has scored one goal on 11 shots.

Turkey Trot to benefit Rangers Supporting Rangers

Area runners are invited to get some miles in before the big meal while supporting a good local cause at the third annual Forest Lake Area Rotary Turkey Trot on Nov. 28 (Thanksgiving). Proceeds from the event, which includes a 5K run and a 1-mile fun run, will go to Rangers Supporting Rangers, a program offering food support to students and families in the Forest Lake school district with a financial need. The program is offered in 11 district buildings and supports more than 100 students. Online registration is at ForestLakeRotary.org and day-of-race registration will be available starting at 8:15 a.m. behind the Forest Lake City Center. The races will start from there at 9 a.m. Adult registration is $25, while students may enter for $10.

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