March 13, 2020
When Abbey Murphy got the news, she didn’t believe it. She couldn’t believe it.
The forward for the Chicago Mission, who is committed to the University of Minnesota, is one of the best players in the world in her age group. She was supposed to be getting ready, with her team, to compete for a national championship. Instead, she was in disbelief. She couldn’t believe that her season was over. Her time with the program she’s called home since she was a kid … it was all over.
“I was devastated,” she said. “We were all devastated.”
Murphy and the rest of the Mission were going to be going to USA Hockey National Championships, but USA Hockey canceled the championships this year amid the COVID-19 outbreak that is sweeping not only the United States, but a good portion of the world.