Girls’ hockey: Holiday week yields tourney wins for some

Andover

The Huskies skated to a scoreless draw against Duluth Nov. 29 to improve to 4-2-1 to end November.

Anoka outshot Duluth 37-21 for the game, but couldn’t get the puck past goalie Kaylen Henricksen, who earned her second shutout of the season.

Duluth outshot the Huskies 6-3 in overtime.

Spring Lake Park's Taylor Turnquist fights through two St. Francis players for a loose puck. Photo by Bill Jones

Spring Lake Park’s Taylor Turnquist fights through two St. Francis players for a loose puck. Photo by Bill Jones

Andover rolled in an 8-0 rout of North Metro Nov. 26, three days after a 6-1 win at Anoka. After six Northwest Suburban Conference games, the 4-2 Huskies have outscored the opposition 22-1 and 24-7 overall.

Ten different skaters picked up points against North Metro, led by Mikayla Goodin with two goals and two assists. Sidney Portner added two goals and four players had one goal and one assist.

Goalie Maddie Rooney turned away 12 shots for her first shutout of the season.

Goodin had two goals and one assist against Anoka. Abbie Turpin added two assists and one goal and Rebecca Voltin added one goal and one assist.

Anoka

Anoka skated to a 1-1 draw at Coon Rapids to close out the pre-Thanksgiving portion of the schedule 2-3-1.

Blaine goalie Mckayla Tilton, right, holds on to a save against Maple Grove. Photo by Bob San

Blaine goalie Mckayla Tilton, right, holds on to a save against Maple Grove. Photo by Bob San

The Tornadoes outshot Coon Rapids 29-27, including a 10-4 margin in the third period before each side generated five shots in the overtime session.

Anoka tied the game with two seconds left in regulation.

Anoka junior Hailey Huspek was in goal for her third game of the season. She stopped five-of-six shots in the third period, relieving Molly Scarborough after a 6-1 loss to Andover Nov. 23.

Anoka hits the road for back-to-back games in Northwest Minnesota against East Grand Forks and Thief River Falls, Dec. 6-7.

Blaine

Blaine picked up two ties during Thanksgiving week, including a 4-4 result against Northwest Suburban Conference foe Maple Grove Nov. 26.

The Crimson outshot Blaine 40-24 and the Bengals had four different scorers in Sam Swanstrom, Alisa Wolens, Amy Schlagel and Kiersten Falck.

Blaine took a 3-2 lead on Schlagel’s power play goal 3:16 into the third period. Falck scored the go-ahead goal at 14:37 only to have the Crimson’s Abby Larson tie the game 49 seconds later with 1:32 left in regulation.

Bengals goalie Makayla Tilton made 36 saves.

Blaine went 1-0-1 at a tournament hosted by Grand Rapids/Greenway Nov. 29-30, opening with a 4-1 over Hibbing/Chisholm. The Bengals scored twice in the third period on goals from Courtney Moser and Paige Beebe less than 1:37 into the period.

Despite goals from Sam Swanstrom and Breanna Mahoney, Grand Rapids/Greenway earned a 2-2 draw Nov. 30. The Bengals outshot the Thunderhawks 32-23 for the game, but were outshot in overtime by a 4-3 edge.

Coon Rapids

The Cardinals traveled to Grand Rapids for a pair of games over the Thanksgiving holiday break, going 1-1.

They opened with a 4-1 loss to Grand Rapids/Greenway Nov. 29 followed by a 2-1 win over Hibbing/Chisholm Nov. 30 to snap a three-game win less streak.

Hackett scored 11:58 into the third period for the lone Cardinals goal against Grand Rapids/Greenway. Heidi Hannula was credited with the assist on the power play goal and Weber made 27 saves in the loss.

Coon Rapids rebounded against Hibbing/Chisholm. Greig scored 2:14 into the final period and Hannula added the game winner at the 15:41 mark of the period.

Coon Rapids started Brittany Buhl in goal and she stopped 18 shots in her first varsity start of the season.

Spring Lake Park

Spring Lake Park improved to 4-2-0 after scoring at least three goals for the fifth time in six games this season. The Panthers shutout St. Francis 4-0 Nov. 26 and continued the offensive production in a 4-2 win at Silver Bay Nov. 30.

Maddy Kelly had three assists and goals came from Allie Guzy, Taylor Turnquist, Kim Patterson and Maggie Ronnig at the game played along the north shore of Lake Superior. Goalie MacKensay Kelly posted 21 saves in the win to lower her goals against average to 4.33 and saves percentage to .845.

St. Francis

The Saints snapped a four game losing streak with a 4-4 tie against Sartell/Sauk Rapids at a tournament in St. Cloud Nov. 29.

Down 4-2 going into the third period, Kalley Wagner and Jessica St. Marie scored 39 seconds apart to force overtime. Sartell outshot St. Francis 40-32 overall and 4-1 in overtime.

Saints goalie Kendra Barck made 36 saves in relief of Maddie Linder over the final 45:02 of the contest.

St. Francis ended the tourney with a 6-2 loss to St. Cloud Blades, Nov. 30.

Holly Anderson and Wagner scored for the Saints and Barck made 22 saves in the loss.

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

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