Girls’ hockey: Huskies earn Section 7AA top spot

Andover received the top seed in Section 7AA after placing fourth in an ultra competitive Northwest Suburban Conference with a 10-6-2 record (13-9-3 overall).

The Huskies went 4-3-1 in January with wins over Centennial, North Metro, Grand Rapids and finished with a 6-0 shutout of Anoka Jan. 30.

Andover's Abbie Turpin, right, tries to knock the puck loose from an Elk River skater. Photo by Bill Jones

Andover’s Abbie Turpin, right, tries to knock the puck loose from an Elk River skater. Photo by Bill Jones

Andover closed out the regular season with a scoreless draw at Elk River/Zimmerman Feb. 1 after winning the first meeting of the season, Dec. 7, 5-2.

Andover had three players collect at least 23 points, led by senior Mikayla Goodin with 34 points (18 goals). Her 16 assists also led the way, while senior Abby Turpin had 25 points (13 assists) and sophomore Michelle Holmes had 23 points (13 goals) in the regular season.

The three had a plus-21 to plus-23 player rating to help illustrate Andover’s success with those three on the ice.

Goodin had two goals and one assist in the 6-0 win over Anoka Jan. 30 for her fifth game with three or more points and 10th game with multiple points. Standout goalie Maddie Rooney posted a 13-8-3 record, had six shutouts, a 1.51 goals against average and a .934 saves percentage.

The Huskies open play in Section 7AA against eight-seed Cambridge-Isanti Feb. 8. The semifinal is also at the lower seed with the finals set for the Mars Lakeview Arena in Duluth, Feb. 13.

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

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