Kiya Bronston isn’t the team captain for the Onalaska girls hockey co-op. That designation goes to senior Jaidyn Groshek, and the Hilltoppers’ alternates are seniors Paige Christenson, Taylor Fox and Olivia Lassa.
But coach Mark Thorn has a mantra that applies well to the sophomore Bronston.
“You don’t need a letter on the sweater to be a leader,” said Thorn, whose team is 8-7 after a 4-2 win over Rochester Mayo on Thursday. “... (Bronston’s) actions, her performance, the way she is engaged — kids follow that example.”