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German exchange student Boettcher taking Viroqua hockey to new heights

By Ken Kosirowski,, 12/09/21, 10:30AM CST


On the local ice, Viroqua girls hockey looks to build on an impressive 2020 season, and they’re relying on a piece of their team who’s traveled 4,000 miles to get there.

It’s Leonie Boettcher, a foreign exchange student from Berlin, Germany. She has played hockey overseas since she was three years old, and she always wanted to play hockey in the States.


Even with all her experience with the game, she was worried about fitting in, but with Viroqua she’s found a second family.

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