Payne Oltrop, Deanna IwanickaPayne Oltrop receives a warm welcome from Lancer women’s hockey coach Deanna Iwanicka.

Local goalie commits to Blue and Gold

Head coach Deanna Iwanicka announced Tuesday the commitment of goaltender Payne Oltrop to Lancer women’s hockey for the 2025-26 season.

A native of McGregor, Oltrop plays for the Lakeshore Lightning U18AA travel team.

“We are thrilled to have Payne’s commitment to the Lancers,” Iwanicka said. “She is a local student-athlete with a high ceiling of potential. She believes in our program, and we believe in her.”

Oltrop said she has found her future teammates very welcoming.

“I already feel at home,” she said. “The coaching staff is focused on building a great team, and I know that they will teach me so much on and off the ice.”

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