• Great article for highlighting a female player on a men’s team. Anna’s ambition to start a women’s team is an admirable goal. I wish her all the best recognizing her contribution to Viking hockey would be greater than any male player. Keep us informed on her efforts.

  • Good article, but inaccurate. Katie Kellner, a forward, was the first female player for WWU when she played in the Feb. 20, 2000 win against WSU in Bellingham. She played an additional 13 games in 2000-2001. Jill Leonetti, a goaltender from Spokane, played in 4 games for the Vikings that season in 2000-2001, debuting on Nov. 10, 2000 against Gonzaga. She earned her first home win in Bellingham on Feb. 4, 2001 against WSU. All of these games were in the ACHA. Leonetti played in net for the Vikings in 17 more games through the 2003-2004 season.

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