Westlake teen takes center ice

Lola Mormino is only girl on Ventura Mariners bantam hockey team

FACE OFF—Lola Mormino, 13, stars at center for the Ventura Mariners ice hockey team. Lola will be a freshman at Westlake High in the fall.
Lola Mormino laced up ice skates for the first time when she was 11 years old.
“I couldn’t stand up,” she said.
She donned all her equipment— stick, gloves, helmet, shin pads and Chicago Blackhawks sweater—ready for Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals or a morning skate at a local rink.
She kept slipping on the ice at the Iceoplex in Simi Valley. Every tim...

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