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Minnesota PWHL completes Draft

(St. Paul, MN) — Team Minnesota added seven players in last night’s Professional Women’s Hockey League Draft. Canadian defender Claire Thompson was the first player chosen by Minnesota, going third overall in the six-team draft. Minnesota added Wisconsin center Britta Curl, a North Dakota native, with their second round pick. In the third round Minnesota went with St. Cloud State forward Klara Hymlarova, a native of the Czech Republic. Minnesota drafted Clarkson forwards Brooke McQuigge and Dominique Petrie in the fourth and fifth rounds. Team Minnesota’s last two selections were St. Lawrence defender Mae Batherson in the sixth and Northeastern forward Katy Knoll in the seventh. It has been a chaotic offseason so far for the P-W-H-L champion Minnesota franchise. The league fired general manager Natalie Darwitz, who was popular with fans, but less popular with head coach Ken Klee and a select group of players on the team. Klee ran last night’s draft for the team and was booed on several occasions during the proceedings. The draft was held at Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul.

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