Third-seeded Eden Prairie scored three unanswered goals to skate past Andover 4-2 in the Class AA state girls’ hockey quarterfinal game played at Xcel Energy Center Thursday afternoon.
The Andover girls hockey team knew their school had never gone to state in their sport, and knew they had an excellent chance to be the first, having advanced to the section finals against a team they’d beaten and tied previously.
Andover posted back-to-back 4-0 shutouts after Tuesday’s win over Coon Rapids in the its home opener Nov. 12.
Just as slowly as the softball season began because of the weather, section tournament time is on us with teams either surviving another round or ending what’s been a wacky spring on the diamond.
Before the girls’ hockey season began Anoka and Blaine were the programs believed to be at the top of a deep Northwest Suburban Conference with Andover in the conversation along with Robbinsdale.
Andover established itself at the top of the Northwest Suburban Conference standings following a 2-0 win at Maple Grove Jan. 8. Andover’s Krista Flanagan scored twice on the power play in the first period as the Huskies rode the lead to its 12th win of the season.