Girls’ Hockey Dec. 1 recap

Andover 6, Anoka 0
Andover remained unbeaten in three home games and won its fourth game in a row after shutting out Anoka 6-0.

Carly Haskins and Paige Dale each scored twice, Dale scored twice in a span of 3:42 in the third period as ninth-grade goalie Maddie Rooney posted 17 saves to give her back-to-back shutouts.

She made 30 saves in a 4-0 win over Dodge County Thursday evening.

The Huskies scored three goals in the third period in what has become a trademark of this squad who has scored six times over the last two third periods against Dodge County.

Huskies Sidney Portner scored both of her goals in the third period and Mariah Czech added two assists in the win.

Blaine 4, Champlin Park 3
After back-to-back shutouts in as many days against Hibbing and Grand Rapids over the Thanksgiving break, the Bengals returned to the rink with two much closer games last week.

The Bengals opened with a 5-3 loss to Maple Grove Nov. 27 before edging past Champlin Park 4-3 at the Champlin Ice Forum Saturday.

Sam Swanstrom completed the comeback against the Rebels with a pair of third-period goals, less than two minutes apart in the final five minutes of regulation. Her second goal not only was the game-winner but came on the power play. Twin sister Katie Swanstrom had a goal and assist in the first period. She tied the game at the 10:40 mark before setting up Kiersten Falck’s power play goal four minutes later. Champlin Park’s Maggie Cragg had a goal and assist in the first period as well.

Blaine goalie Courtney Jensrud made 16 saves in the win.

Armstrong/Cooper 2, Coon Rapids 1
Coon Rapids’ struggles continued Saturday as they dropped a 2-1 Northwest Suburban Conference game to Armstrong/Cooper to drop to 1-5 overall. The Cardinals picked up its first win of the season one week earlier against Hiibbing (1-0).

Cardinals Heidi Hannula scored on the power play at the 5:19 mark of the second period with assists from Allie Stalboeger and Amber Ammann. That would be the final goal of the game as both teams had 21 shots on goal. Coon Rapids net minder Ali Weber made 19 saves in the loss.

Mahtomedi 3, Spring Lake Park 0
Spring Lake Park/St. Anthony (1-4) couldn’t score for the second time in three days as Mahtomedi blanked the Panthers 3-0 Saturday at Fogerty Arena. Northern Wright County gave the Panthers a 6-0 loss Thursday evening, also at Fogerty Arena.

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