Hockey Royalty Seemed in Her Future. Then Her Body Was Shattered.


“I couldn’t do anything,” Marvin said before a recent series at Minnesota. “I had a wheelchair I could kind of run with one hand, but our house isn’t handicapped accessible by any means. I couldn’t go into my own room or get anything to drink. I pretty much needed help with everything.”

But on Sept. 30, after three operations and more than a year of rehabilitation, Marvin skated out to take the opening face-off in North Dakota’s season opener at Mercyhurst.

That emotional day remains the highlight of her senior season. Though healthy, Marvin lost her spot in the lineup in mid-November and has played sparingly since. In 21 games, she has two assists and zero goals. But she did play Friday night in the Fighting Hawks’ 3-2 overtime loss to visiting Ohio State in the opener of a best-of-three series in the first round of the…



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