Anoka 8, Coon Rapids 0
Anoka (4-0-1) picked up right where it left off before the Thanksgiving break as it pounded Coon Rapids 8-0 at the Anoka Ice Arena Nov. 27.
The Tornadoes broke the game open with a five-goal second period and outshot the Cardinals 20-5 in the period. They finished with a 51-16 shots advantage.
Anoka’s Emilie Brigham and Blair Parent both had a hat trick, while Brigham added two assists and Parent had one assist.
Linemate Katie Burkey added four assists as Brigham started the second period with a shorthanded goal 13 seconds into the period and completed the hat trick at the 11:58 mark. Two goals by Parent and one by Amanda Kimmerle factored in the final score.
The Cardinals (1-5) came into the Northwest Suburban Conference game off its first win of the season, 1-0 over Hibbing Nov. 24. Jane Hannula scored at the 14:54 mark of the third period for the lone tally in the game played at the IRA Civic Center in Hibbing. Cardinals goalie Ali Weber made 16 saves for her first shutout of the season. Coon Rapids began the road trip to the Iron Range with a 4-3 loss to Grand Rapids/Greenway Nov. 23.
GR/G took a 2-0 lead inside the opening 84 seconds of the game.
Hannula scored two power play goals, 51 seconds apart, early into the second period to pull the visitors even 2-2. Hannula and Tori Buckley set up Allie Stalboerger on the go-ahead goal for the Cardinals 1:32 into the third period to make it 3-2. GR/G’s Hannah Schmoll scored twice in the final period to complete her hat trick and give the win to the home team. Schmoll scored 17 seconds into the contest.
Weber made 22 saves in the loss, while the Cardinals outshot the opposition 33-26.
Spring Lake Park 5, Simley 0
Panthers goalie Mackensay Kelly made 23 saves in her first career shutout Tuesday night in Inver Grove Heights. Five different Spring Lake Park skaters figured in the scoring and Kelly Morris had a goal and assist as they ended a four game losing skid for the first win of the 2012-13 season.
Andover 7, North Metro 3
Andover reached above the .500 mark following Tuesday’s 7-3 Northwest Suburban Conference win in Brooklyn Park.
The Huskies (3-2) exploded for a five-goal second period and outshot the Stars 66-14 for the win. Andover’s Abbie Turpin collected a hat trick in the second period and finished with five goals. Mikayla Goodin added five points with four assists and Sierra Langlie and Rebecca Voltin each had two assists. Maddie Rooney stopped 11 shots for the win.
Maple Grove 5, Blaine 3
After back-to-back shutouts over Hibbing, 6-0 and Grand Rapids/Greenway, 3-0, over Thanksgiving weekend, Blaine returned home Tuesday night only to drop a Northwest Suburban Conference contest to Maple Grove 5-3.
The Crimson scored three times in the final period after Blaine’s Katie Swanstrom scored a power play goal at 6:52 of the third period to make it 3-2 in favor of the Bengals. Maple Grove scored three times, twice on the power play in a span of under six minutes for the final score.
Crimson stand-out Maddie Woo picked up three points and scored twice in the win.
Blaine’s Kiersten Falck and Amy Schlagel each had two assists and Sam Swanstrom tallied two points (one goal, one assist) while goalie Courtney Jensrud had 24 saves in the loss.