Nestled in the northwest corner of Alliant Energy Center — in an area well away from the hot rink with just piping and gray walls around — Abigail Stow emerged from the Eau Claire Area Stars locker room with a calm demeanor. It had been quite the 16-hour window for Stow leading up to that moment. At the Wisconsin Girls Hockey Coaches Association awards banquet on Thursday night, March 1, Stow was named Ms. Hockey — an award given to the best senior girls player in the state.
MADISON — Nothing was going to stop the ECA Stars from reaching the mountain top on Saturday. Not a waved off goal, not a shot that banged off both posts and out and not a hard collision on the boards that knocked the wind out of Ms. Hockey recipient Abigail Stow. This was their year, and they kept fighting. Ultimately, the Stars reached the summit. They broke through for two goals in the third period to fend off a hard-working Cap City Cougars team 3-1 in the WIAA girls hockey state