2008-2009 Varsity & Junior Varsity
The proposal and justification for a Orono Girls High School program was initiated by Kevin Dulin and Keith Radloff. At that time, they both had daughters in that age group that had played on the initial youth girls teams. The first high school team was a combined team with Mound Westonka in 1996-1997. Pat Furlong from Mound Westonka and Keith Radloff from Orono were the first coaches.
The combined team went under the heading Orono Mound-Westonka (OMW). The team practiced and played games at the Harold J. Pond Sports Center in Mound until construction on the Orono Ice Arena was completed. The team had some practices at both arenas and the home games were played at both arenas, alternating sites.
During the 1996-1997 season, there was only one class and OMW was placed in a section with Blaine, North Wright County and a few other teams. OMW team was Metro Alliance conference champions during the first two years out of three we were in existence, but never advanced past sections.
The co-op with Mound-Westonka split in the 2000-2001 season and Coach Radloff was recruited to the Girls High School program for the Blake School. In 2011 Orono Girls High School Hockey welcomed Coach Radloff back into their hockey community. During the years following the split of Orono Mound-Westonka Girls Hockey, there were several different high school coaches at Orono before Coach Radloff returned to the program, including, Craig Sarner, Ashley Albrecht, and Kevin Armstrong.
Today Orono Girls Hockey has a strong and experienced team of coaches led by Steve Persian and Keith Radloff, that are dedicated to helping the team learn the hockey skills necessary to be successful on the ice, gain confidence in their playing, and build a team community based on trust and respect.