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Girls' hockey: Madison Garberding

By Tim Kolehmainen, Breakdown Sports Media, 07/17/20, 11:00AM CDT


Willmar's standout scorer

The Madison Garberding file

  • Name: Madison Garberding
  • School: Willmar
  • Class: Junior
  • Honors: Breakdown Top 75 juniors, Class A All-Breakdown honorable mention

Q and A

Give me a short scouting report on yourself as a player. What are your strengths?

  • My strengths as a player is my passion and drive for the sport. Along with my strength, shot and stickhandling skills. All my strengths have shaped me to the player I am today. 

Can you tell us one unusual thing about yourself that others may not know?

  • I am obsessed with any type of lifting and working out. I really enjoy back squatting, it relives me from my stresses and boosts my confidence. Occasionally I will throw a little CrossFit in there too. 

What's the best part of playing high school hockey and why?

  • Best part of playing high school hockey is you get to play the sport you love with the friends you love. Just being able to see your teammates around you have success makes me so happy. At the end of the day it comes down to having fun and working hard. 

Tell me about the outlook for your team this year. What are the strengths of your team?

  • Our team will have a lot of returning forwards with a chance of a few new faces. Defensively we will have a lot of new faces which will be a good chance for us to build up the program on fresh new players. We will have three goalies fighting for a varsity spot which will be interesting to see how that rolls out. 

What other activities are you involved in at the high school level?

  • I am not involved with any other high school sports. I plan to go out for softball next spring! 

What type of training do you do in the offseason?

  • I train hard on three major lifts, squat, bench and deadlift along with different variations of those lifts. Also a lot of agility and speed. Stickhandling and shooting pucks is also a big thing I do to train. 

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