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Former Alexandria and University of North Dakota hockey player Ashley Secord-Holmes works with the current Cardinal girls’ hockey players during a practice on November 12. Secord-Holmes is back in Aleaxndria as an assistant coach for the Cardinals this year. (Blaze Fugina/Echo Press)

Coming back home

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Ashley Secord-Holmes has achieved most of the goals that are in young hockey players’ dreams, winning a state championship and playing Division I hockey at a successful college program.


But now that her college days are over, Secord-Holmes is embarking on a new goal to one day become a successful collegiate hockey coach. The first step was returning home to become an assistant coach in the Alexandria girls’ hockey program.

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Blaze Fugina
Blaze Fugina is a sports reporter at the Echo Press. Before working in Alexandria, he graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in May of 2011. He previously worked as the community editor of the Mound Laker for more than a year. You can follow Blaze on Twitter at @BlazeFugina.
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