Slovakian teenage girls’ hockey phenom Nela Lopusanova arrives in North America

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Nela Lopusanova has arrived in North America to open the next chapter of the 15-year-old Slovakian phenom’s desire to develop an already blossoming hockey career. She left her family and friends behind to make the 4,300-mile trek from Zilina, Slovakia to Rochester, New York, to play for Bishop Kearney high school’s Selects Academy. The program is known for developing some of the top young women’s players in the sport. Lopusanova already made a splash by becoming the first female to score the so-called “Michigan” goal in international competition while representing Slovakia at the Under-18 world championships in January.