Kenzie Giese: Girls Hockey
Senior Kenzie Giese is a goalie on the Varsity Girls Hockey Team at SPA. Giese used to live in Roseau Minnesota, where hockey is an essential part of the community.
“Almost everybody here plays it, there are three [ice] rinks in the town and the town is 2 thousand people, so there are more [ice] rinks than grocery stores,” Giese said, “I kind of learned how to skate when I learned how to walk.”
Giese is an important part of the girl’s hockey team for many reasons.
“I think I have a good attitude, I’m pretty coachable, I’m really loud and aggressive out there, which helps my teammates out I guess because as a goalie I can see the whole ice so I can communicate really well about what’s going on,” Giese said, “…Being a senior gives me a lot of confidence in myself and in my teammates.”
Giese loves the sense of community with hockey players.
“You have a family, no matter what team. Teams always change but… there’s a big hockey community wherever you are in Minnesota,” Giese said.
Hockey brings Giese not only a sense of community but also lots of joy in simply playing the sport.
“I just feel my happiest and my best when I’m playing hockey,” Giese said.
Giese’s hopes to meet some goals she has for herself and her team this season.
“My main goals would just be open-minded, work hard, and hopefully make it to state again for the fourth time in a row,” Giese said.