Girls hockey Nov. 12 recap: Huskies blank Cardinals, Anoka wins in OT

Andover posted back-to-back 4-0 shutouts after Tuesday’s win over Coon Rapids in the its home opener Nov. 12.

Coon Rapids was outshot 20-17 and went 0-for-7 on the power play Tuesday night.

The Huskies built a 2-0 lead four minutes apart in the first period on goals by Mikayla Goodin and Michelle Holmes.

Goodin found the net on a 2-0 break from the blue line and Holmes converted on a deflection.

Coon Rapids appeared to have a goal 3:27 into the second period. Junior Allie Stalboerger split between two Huskies defensemen and lost her edge before taking out goalie Maddie Rooney, who knocked the net off the moorings. This brought a whistle before Nicole Stalboerger blasted a shot on goal trailing the play.

Allie couldn’t convert on a third-period shorthanded breakaway either, but drew a hooking penalty on Andover’s McKenzie Sederberg in the final minute of the game.

Coon Rapids generated its chances with misdirection one-timers, but only had nine shots on goal through the first two periods.

Sederberg scored twice in the Huskies season opener five nights earlier in the 4-0 win at St. Francis.

The Huskies showed its offensive potential with goals five seconds apart in the second period. The first came on a power play by Goodin before Holmes converted the even strength chance.

Andover outshot the Saints 37-16 and went 2-for-3 on the power play.

Anoka OT win

Anoka rebounded from its opening game loss to Wayzata with a 2-1 overtime win over Elk River/Zimmerman at Anoka Nov. 12.

Tornadoes freshman Gabby Horsch scored 2:22 into the extra period for the win and goalie Molly Scarborough posted 32 saves to keep the game close.

Anoka’s Sierra Maki converted a power play chance 7:29 into the third period with assists to senior captains Blair Parent and Amanda Kimmerle.

The Elks tied the game with 2:31 left in the contest to send the game into overtime.

Jason Olson is at
jason.olson@ecm-inc.com

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