No. 7 Andover 6, North Metro 0
Seventh-ranked Andover (14-4-1) extended its streak without a loss to six (5-0-1) with its fourth win in a row and third straight shutout after blanking North Metro 6-0 in Andover Jan. 15.
The Huskies maintained their spot at the top of the Northwest Suburban Conference standings as they outshot the Stars 52-9. Mariah Czech had two goal and one assist, Paige Dale had two goals and Mackenzie Aguilar added three assists. Points leader Mikayla Goodin added a goal and assist to give her 31 points (16 goals) and Aguilar moved into second on the team with 12 assists, tying Sierra Langlie.
Anoka finding wins
Anoka improved to 3-1-1 in 2013 after consecutive shutout wins over Coon Rapids (3-0, Jan. 15) and Roseville (1-0, Jan. 17).
The Tornadoes opened the week by outshooting Coon Rapids 39-13 with Emilie Brigham scoring twice, including her 25th goal of the season 37 seconds into the third period to give her 42 points on the season. Teammate Blair Parent opened the scoring the second period with her 17th goal of the season and goalie Molly Scarborough posted 13 saves in the win.
Two nights later Katie Burkey scored her seventh goal of the season in the only goal of the game in the second period with assists from Brigham and Karin Larson.
Scarborough made 26 saves for her third shutout of the season. The win boosted her record to 9-9-1, lowered her goals against average to 2.60 and raised her saves percentage to .900.
Blaine 6, Maple Grove 3
The Bengals (13-8-0, 9-5-0) rebounded from the Outdoor Classic loss at Coon Rapids with a 6-3 win against a physical and gritty Maple Grove squad Jan. 15.
Despite being outshot 24-18, Blaine led 2-0 just 61 seconds into the game on goals from Alisa Wolens and Katie Swanstrom.
Amy Schlagel scored twice, including a third-period power play, and also had two assists to aid in the win.
Bengals leading scorer Kiersten Falck had three points with two assists and one goal to give her 58 points this season.
Makyala Tilton posted 21 saves in goal for the Bengals for her first win of the season as Courtney Jensrud had the night off. Tilton has made 49 saves in more than 87 minutes of work in eight games.
St. Francis’ busy week
The Saints (6-14-1) continued what’s been a busy week with a 5-1 win against St. Louis Park Jan. 17 for its second win of the week.
It came after a 2-0 shutout of Bloomington Kennedy Jan. 14, which was followed by a 2-2 tie against Princeton Jan. 15.
Jessica St. Marie scored just over two minutes into the game and Danae Douville made it 2-0 with 13 seconds left in the game on the only Saints shot of the final period.
The following day found St. Francis in another non-conference game, this time at Princeton.
Saints top-scorer Kailey Wagner scored twice in the second period to boost the visitors to a 2-1 lead heading into the final period, but they couldn’t preserve the lead in the end. Wagner’s second goal came short-handed at the 12:59 mark and she now has 10 goals on 19 points.
Two nights later the Saints resumed North Suburban Conference action against three-win St. Louis Park.
St. Marie evened the score 24 seconds after the Orioles took a 1-0 lead in the opening period. Wagner scored another short-handed goal in the second period, giving the Saints a 2-1 lead. Katie Sigfrinius assisted on the goal before scoring twice to give her seven goals this season.
Saints goalie Dakota Bullen posted 69 saves in the three games.