Blake vs CDH
Blake took this one 5-3 but dominated the game in every aspect. I almost nailed this one. I had Blake at 5 and CDH at 2.
Blake peppered CDH goalie Kallie Smith all day long with a total of 56 shots. Kallie kept her team in this one by making 51 saves. Addie Burton opened the scoring for Blake and Maddie Tix added a power play goal in the first to give Blake the 2-0 lead going into the first intermission. CDH senior Bri Willer scored just :16 into the second to cut Blake’s lead in half. Blake’s Audrey Wethington answered 5 minutes later and Lily Delianides scored what eventually would be the game winner halfway through the second. CDH would score 1 more to get within 2 going into the second intermission. CDH would score the first goal of the 3rd to get within one but Izzy Daniel scored less than a minute later to give Blake some added insurance and seal the victory.
Breck vs Centennial
The score of this one was closer than it should have been. Breck outshot Centennial 38-18 yet only won 4-3. My prediction had Breck at 4 and the win but only had Centennial scoring 1.
We got a look into who might step up and replace some of the production that Centennial lost with the graduation of Hughes and Linser- Allison Pitlick had 2 of Centennial’s 3 goals.
Breck got goals from Emily Zumwinkle/Minnesota, junior Ashley Halverson, freshman Shae Messner, and senior Ella Brophy. Junior Allison Qualley/Merrimack and 8th grader Stella Retrum each added 2 assists.
Senior Ally Frantzick started in goal for Breck.
Eden Prairie vs Lakeville South
I had this one pegged at 3-2 for Eden Prairie but EP won 6-3 and outshot Lakeville South 42-22. The real difference turned out to be the special teams play. Eden Prairie scored 2 power play goals and added 2 shorties. One shorty is an absolute killer. When you give up 2 you’ve punched your ticket on the express train to Defeat City. AND they were back to back. Ughh. Prior to the two shorties the game was tied at 2s.
I told you Sydney Langseth/Mankato is dangerous and can win games all by herself! She ended the game with 4 goals and 1 assist. Speedy Carrie Byrnes added a couple goals and Grace Kuipers/Princeton added 2 assists.
I’m pretty sure I know what Lakeville South’s practice plan looks like for today’s practice!
Wayzata scored 7 goals in a win over Eagan the day after scoring 9 against Mounds View. This time it was freshman Sloane Matthews getting 4 goals. Alexa Ocel/Sacred Heart added a hatty and junior D Addy Hackley had 4 assists. The difference in this game was the goalie play. The shots were tight favoring Wayzata 24-23. Wayzata senior goalie Stephanie Garvis made 21 saves for a save percentage of .913 while Eagan goalie senior Maddie Nickell made 17 saves.
Andover beat Armstrong/Cooper 4-0. Andover outshot A/C 58-4. Armstrong/Cooper goalie, senior Nikki Harnett/New Hampshire, stood on her head making 54 saves. That is a .931 save percentage.
Nina Steigauf/Quinnipiac had a hat trick in Hill Murray’s 6-1 win over Stillwater.
Junior Kallie Abrahamson had 4 goals and senior Maddy Peterson/RPI had 2 and 2 in Princeton’s 7-3 win over Rochester John Marshall. This game was 3-3 after two before Princeton blew the doors off in the third.