(undated) -- The Quality Toyota/Cardinal "Athlete of the Week" Saturday segments include recent recognition of Jordan O'Kane from the Alexandria Cardinal Girls' Hockey team.
Junior goaltender Jordan O'Kane from the Alexandria Cardinal Girls' Hockey team was honored as Cardinal "Athlete of the Week" for the period ending April 2nd, 2021. Head Coach Molly Arola nominated Jordan for the Cardinal "Athlete of the Week" award.
When KXRA Sports Director Dave McClurg spoke with Jordan, he asked her about the feeling and emotion of playing on the ice during the Class AA State Girls' Hockey Tournament. Many dream of playing hockey at the Xcel Energy Center. Jordan was able to live that dream on Saturday, March 27th, when she and her Alexandria Cardinal teammates played Minnetonka.
She also gave her reaction to D-Mac regarding a couple of the exciting moments in the Cardinals' dramatic playoff wins at Brainerd and Roseau. Those two victories were key in Alexandria's run to the Class AA State Tournament for the first time in school history. The Cardinals had previously played in 13 Class A State Tournaments from 2004 to 2018.
Though the thrilling playoff ride ended for the Cardinals following a double overtime loss to the Minnetonka Skippers in the quarterfinal round of Class AA, Jordan was extremely proud of the way her team played against a talented Tonka team.
Prior to concluding the discussion, Jordan shared some thoughts on the close friendship she shares with fellow junior goalie Hailee Bailey, while also offering appreciation for the love and support she receives from her older sisters, who also donned Alexandria Cardinal jersey sweaters during their prep years before graduation.
The conversation with Jordan O'Kane in the audio player below is slightly longer than five minutes. The interview originally aired on KXRA Radio Saturday morning, April 3rd.
The "Athlete of the Week" conversations typically air between 9:45 and 10 a.m. Saturdays following the KXRA "Home Grown" radio program, which is hosted by Linda Kellerman.
The Cardinal "Athlete of the Week" radio feature is sponsored during the 2020-21 school year on 1490 AM/100.3 and 105.7 FM, KXRA by Quality Toyota of Fergus Falls.