Coon Rapids 3, Elk River 2
Coon Rapids won its second game of the season, topping Elk River/Zimmerman 3-2 with a pair of third-period goals at the Coon Rapids Ice Center, Dec. 4.
The Cardinals entered the first intermission down 1-0 thanks to an Elks goal in the final two minutes of the period. Bailey Ryan tied it up just 1:49 into the middle period for Coon Rapids which dominated the shots chart 23-0 in the period.
The visitors pulled ahead with a power play goal 2:06 into the final period only to have the Cardinals surge back with a pair of goals over the final six minutes of the Northwest Suburban Contest.
Jane Hannula assisted on both goals, first she and Allie Stalboerger set up Britni DelCastillo’s game-tying goal at 11:39. Hannula set up sister Heidi Hannula’s game-winning goal on the power play that came with just 19 seconds left on the clock.
Cardinals goalie Ali Weber posted 20 saves in the win.
Andover 5, Armstrong/Cooper 1
After earning back-to-back shutouts, Andover goalie Maddie Rooney surrendered her first goal since the third period of a 7-3 win over North Metro Nov. 27 – a span of seven periods of hockey.
Andover’s strong start continued as they reach a 5-0-0 record. Andover out shot Armstrong/Cooper 49-11 and held them to just five shots over the final 34 minutes.
Huskies Abbie Turpin had two goals, Rebecca Voltin picked up two points (one goal) and Mikayla Goodin had three assists as eight different players factored in the scorings.
After a 2-0 start, the Tornadoes have dropped three straight games following a 3-1 loss at Maple Grove, Dec. 4.
The Crimson led 2-0 by the 4:12 mark of the first period and Anoka didn’t get on the scoreboard until the 4:06 point of the final period as Blair Parent scored a shorthanded goal, despite Anoka being outshot 12-5 in the final period.
Spring Lake Park/St. Anthony
The Panthers scoring drought reached three games and seven days after Rosemount’s 2-0 win at Fogerty Arena, Dec. 4. Spring Lake Park/St. Anthony has been outscored 11-0 since the Panthers recorded a 5-0 shutout win against Simley, Nov. 27.