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Athlete of the Week: Riley McGee

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This week's athlete of the week is Northland Pines junior Riley McGee.

Riley McGee's two goals and two assists against Mosinee on Saturday helped secure the Eagles trip to Madison this year.

"I knew we had to step up," McGee said. "Our forwards and everyone participated really well and gave the effort we needed, but it just kind of bounced that way that I had two goals and two assists. So, it's a team effort and we all played best to get to where we are."

"Probably one of his better games of his career in high school," said David Cox, Northland Pines hockey coach. "Riley's a kid that's blooming a bit earlier and he's got some great talent and great skills and tool set, and what we see out of him is that it's just starting to happen for him and his games starting to come together."

That talent is something he's been working towards his whole life.

"I've been playing since I was three, so it's been a while," McGee said.

"He's starting to see the seams and the game is starting to slow down on him, so he's really starting to become a full player," Cox said.

He was also invited to participate in this years NIT tournament.

"It's just a big tournament between the Top 20 kids in Wisconsin and a few other states," McGee said. "It's a big tournament in Minnesota, so it'll be fun. A lot of good kids, it'll let us showcase our skills and show what we got so it'll be fun."

"That'll be the Top 20 players in the state of Wisconsin in April," Cox said. "It'll give opportunities for him to become a better player."

Sydney Jones

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