MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Each night, Neil McKenzie had to coax his daughter to come inside for dinner.
Erica McKenzie never wanted to leave the next-door neighbor's ice rink, where floodlights illuminated the backyard late into the night. Her brother, Corey, let the kindergartner play with his group of friends.
"She wanted to go out and play with the boys," Neil McKenzie said. "She went from playing goalie to wanting to skate. That was the beginning."
McKenzie, the 2004 Associated Press Player of the Year, thanks her brother for letting her play with boys who were six years older.
Brainerd's Erin Holznagel made the second team. The senior defender, who will attend Minnesota-Duluth next fall, had 21 goals and 34 total points this season for the Warriors. In six varsity seasons she had 81 goals and 134 total points.
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