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Wright-Patt ladies show off hockey skills
by James Baker Skywrighter Staff
November 24, 2006

Wright-Patterson military members Gerri Kail, Julie Goode and Tana Frangioni made their hockey dreams a reality and are looking for interested participants to join them.

Dayton Fang’s hockey team, a recreational squad that plays in league and tournament games as part of the Pennsylvania Ohio Women’s Hockey Association, recently opened their home schedule against the Cincinnati Rising Stars at the Kettering Recreation Center.

Despite losing a hard fought 5-3 decision to the Stars, the women said they were thrilled to be on the ice playing a sport they love in front of the home fans.

“Playing hockey is such a unique opportunity for women,” said Julie Goode of the Air Force Materiel Command-SGX. “The sport is quickly growing in popularity.”

Goode has scored a pair of goals this season, including the team’s first ever from the defensive side of the puck.

Currently sidelined due to pregnancy, player/coach Tana Frangioni of the Air Force Institute of Technology is one of the founding members of the league that started in 2005. She has played organized hockey for eight years and is an all-around athlete who has also played womens’ pro football, softball and basketball.

Kail, of the AFMC-A5S, said she just started playing the sport a month and a half ago and has immediately become addicted to it.

“Hockey is a big part of my life now,” said Kail. “Being a beginner, it is so much fun learning something that is new, exciting and challenging.”

The women picked up their first ever victory at the Autumn Classic Nov. 3-5 in Strongsville.

“I felt like we had just won the Stanley Cup,” said Kail after the 2-1 win over the Circle City Sirens. “We broke out the champagne after that one. It was an awesome feeling.”

Air Force spouses Michelle Spaven, Becky Rock and Carol Blankenship are also members of the roster and contributors on the ice.

The league is looking for both new and experienced females to participate in the league. The squad practices Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the Kettering Recreation Center. For more information, e-mail, call 470-1167 or check out the web address at

Julie Goode (left) and Kim Lapole attack the goal in a recent match versus Cincy