WOMEN’S HOCKEY: Proctor/Hermantown leading scorer Izy Fairchild commits to Bemidji State – Bemidji Pioneer

HERMANTOWN — Hockey wasn’t all the time on Proctor/Hermantown ahead Izy Fairchild’s radar when she used to be more youthful.

Growing up in Duluth, the place Fairchild’s mom ran a daycare, she began enjoying the game when probably the most folks of youngsters on the daycare had been having a look to get extra women inquisitive about hockey. Izy’s father wasn’t too fascinated with it in the beginning, however her mom went out and purchased equipment to get Izy and her sister began.

Fairchild wasn’t positive in regards to the recreation straight away — she wasn’t a large fan of skating — however briefly stuck on and began to excel. Her father quickly changed into one among her largest supporters (at the side of her mom, after all) and her hockey profession took off.

Fast ahead to the prevailing, and Fairchild is coming off a 28-function season as a sophomore for the Proctor/Hermantown Mirage after profitable a state identify in 2021.

In past due September, the Hermantown resident introduced her dedication to play Division I hockey at Bemidji State.

The Duluth local had one phrase to describe the whole lot at BSU — the training personnel, the rink and the avid gamers.


There can even be some familiarity with the Beavers when she will get to school and rejoins former Mirage teammates

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Fairchild has posted 77 issues in 48 video games up to now in highschool, with two complete seasons left to play. Proctor/Hermantown gained the Class A state identify all through Fairchild’s freshman season in 2021 with a double-additional time victory in opposition to Gentry Academy and used to be the state runner-up in 2022, falling to Warroad within the state championship.

“It wasn’t the way we wanted to end it, but other than that we had a good season,” mentioned Fairchild. The 16-12 months-outdated ahead posted 42 overall issues this previous 12 months and says that the crew’s function is to get again to the state event and win every other state identify.

As a top-scoring ahead, Fairchild describes herself as anyone who loves to put the puck at the back of the web and in addition arrange her teammates.

Before warding off to play for the Beavers, Fairchild is operating on getting more potent and getting in a position for the physicality of the WCHA. She will most probably hit the ice for Bemidji State in 2024-25.

This fall, the Mirage standout can also be discovered enjoying for the Northern Elite 16U crew within the Upper Midwest High School Elite League. Fairchild may be a multi-recreation athlete at the faculty’s golfing and tennis groups.

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