Sick as a dog yesterday so no preview. I would’ve nailed it, though! 40 games last night. Here is the recap.
Blaine at Anoka
Anoka! Anoka, Anoka, Anoka….you had it! What happened?! The Tornadoes had a 3 goal lead after two and they give up 4 goals in the third to lose 3-4. Those are tough ones. Mashuga and Giddings gave the Tornadoes the 2-0 lead after one. Mashuga added another in the second. Then the wheels came off.
Blaine showed some resiliency. Down 0-3 after two Dani Brunette scored just :29 into the final frame to give the Bengals some life. Ramsey Parent cut the lead to one less than 2:00 later. Momentum was theirs and Anoka was reeling. Brielle Fussey scored the tying goal on a PP at the 9:00 mark and Maddie Andrie scored the game winner at 12:28. Heckuva comeback!
Blaine 4. Anoka 3.
Edina at Breck
It was all Edina for two periods. Kylie Roberts opened the scoring early in the opening period and Evelyn Adams added a goal late to give the Hornets a 2-0 lead after one. Breck’s Sadie Linsday cut the lead in half before Edina scored 3 unanswered goals to take a 5-1 lead into the second intermission. Anytime Breck showed some life Edina was able to regain the momentum. Breck scored the first two goals of the third, Halverson followed by Qualley, but they were answered by Edina’s CC Bowlby and Vivian Jungels to squash any hope of a comeback.
CC Bowlby with 1 and 2. Tella Jungels, Katie Davis, and Annie Keuhl with 2 points each.
Final was Edina 7. Breck 4.
Cambridge/Isanti at Buffalo
C/I is off to a great start. 5 wins and 1 loss. 9th grader and Gopher commit Rilee Winters had the hat trick last night with the game winner coming with just :23 left in the game. Madelyn Skelton and Ashley Schintz each with 2 assists.
Emma Carlson had 1 and 1 for Buffalo who take only their second loss of the season.
C/I 3. Buffalo 2.
Elk River at Centennial **UPDATED**
Centennial’s Allison Pitlick scored 2:20 into the game. The Elk’s Kelsey King scored exactly 1:00 later. And that would be all the scoring for the game as it would end 1-1 even after a session of free hockey.
Something is going on with Mackenna Stoterau. She is a REALLY good goalie that is playing with no confidence this season. She needs an opportunity to get her mojo back. She saw two shots and got pulled last night. Anna Gilgosch has taken advantage of the opportunities she has been given and has been really good as evidenced by the 46 saves she made in relief of Stoterau against the Elks.
**It turns out that the score sheet was incorrect initially in showing that Gilgosch replaced Stoterau after two shots. It has since been corrected. Mackenna Stoterau made 47 saves on 48 shots. Heckuva game, Mackenna! Nice job.
Shots were 48-27 in favor of Elk River.
Waconia at Holy Family
Well…it was a homecoming of sorts for Waconia as they traveled to Victoria to take on some of their old teammates from last year’s coop with Holy Family. The Fire did not take it easy on their friends. Shots were 59-9 and and the final score was 8-0 in favor of Holy Family.
Taylor Keoppl and MacKenzie Moss led the way for the Fire with 3 points each. Sydney Paulsen, Sadie Long, MacKenzie McMillan, and Oliva Paidosh each had 2 points. The Fire improves to 5-1.
Maple Grove at Andover
Andover outshot Maple Grove by a margin of 2:1 and outscored them by a margin of 2:1. Although that is true it is a little misleading. Andover won 2-1. They jumped out to an early lead just 2:26 into the first when Kennedy Little buried one. Gabby Krause added a second period goal to give the Huskies a 2-0 lead heading into the second intermission. Maple Grove’s Chloe Corbin scored a shorty late in the third to make it interesting. Andover held on the stay unbeaten and will remain as the #1 ranked team at Class AA in the state.
7 penalties between the two in just the third period, by the way!