HS Hockey: Curl skating in rarefied air

Bismarck Blizzard senior Britta Curl is skating in rarefied air. This season, Britta hopes to accomplish a feat that has never been done before: That's win four straight state hockey titles.

Britta Curl started playing hockey at four years old.

"I fell in love with it when I was little," Curl said. "I like the physical side of it. Getting to be on the same team with these girls and work towards the same goals is fun."

Since the eighth grade, Britta has competed at the varsity level. Blizzard coach Tim Meyer witnessed her growth up close.

"She's a multi-sport athlete," Meyer said. "She's very committed to what she does. I think that's what translates into her talent and into her ability."

Over the past three seasons, Britta has excelled on the ice. The forward has performed at such a high level, she accepted a scholarship from one of the most prestigious women's hockey programs in the nation: The University of Wisconsin.

"Having a coaching staff that has developed really good players," Curl said. "I wanted to be somewhere that had that type of culture."

After coaching Britta since she was an eighth grader, Coach Meyer knows the reasons outside of  hockey that Britta appealed to the Badgers.

"She comes from a good family," Meyer said. "She's one of those down-to-Earth type of kids. Very humble. I think that's a very attractive thing for any college."

But before she steps into the bright lights at Wisconsin, Britta has one more high school goal: Win her fourth straight state championship.

"I think everyone that's on the team needs to buy into the process," Curl said. "We have a young team, so it's important that everyday in practice that we are focused and come ready to work."

The defending state champs take the ice for the first time on Dec. 2 at Fargo Davies.

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