GROSSE POINTE WOODS, Mich. – Winter contact sports in Michigan high schools were allowed to resume starting Feb. 8, and parents and student-athletes are happy to be back.
“It means the world to her to be able to come back to the ice and play,” said Erin Grom, whose daughter Kiera is a first-year forward on the Livonia women’s hockey team.
Grom remembers when she found out that hockey, wrestling, basketball and the joy of competition could resume.
“It was a big party with us. Lots of smiles, lots of laughs. she said.
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Liggett’s women’s hockey coach Gregory Paddison said he and his players wore masks at all times, even on the ice, and that he sees safety becoming a top priority at all levels.
“We had a game last week, where they didn’t allow any fans. Here, we are allowed two per participant. Every place is different, but what you see is that every place is doing something, ”he said.
According to the Michigan High School Athletic Association, things have gone smoothly so far. Players love …
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