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Girls Hockey Results from Dec. 2, 2023

Welcome to the Let’s Play Hockey Morning Skate. I’m Jackson Boline and we are going to take a lap around the state of hockey to recap 72 games that were played on Saturday night!

#3A Orono 4, #1 Academy of Holy Angels 1

A big single A top-ranked battle went down on Saturday night when three ranked Orono traveled to number one ranked Holy Angels. Holy Angels Anya Anderson struck first for the Stars, but Orono caught fire, scoring the following four goals, two coming from Maddy Kimbrel, who now has six goals this season, leading the Spartans to a 4-1 victory dethroning the top team in the state. 

Kali Schmidt, and Grace Bickett both scored and had helpers in the game, while Ohio State Commit Macy Rasmussen had three assists in the winning effort. 

# 4AAProctor/Hermantown 4, Gentry Academy 3

AA Number four ranked Proctor/Hermantown battled unranked Gentry Academy and the Stars had their sites on a top 20 spot in the coaches poll after getting off to a three-to-one lead, goals scored by Kaitlin Roberts, Ana Myers, and Skylar Salscheider, forcing Proctor/Hermantown to make a comeback in the third period. Grace Nichols and Jane Eckstrom’s second of the day sent these two to extra time before Hannah Graves sent the fourth-ranked Mirage to a win and a 3-3-1 record. 

#6A Maple Grove 3, Elk River 0

The Elk River Elks played host to number six-ranked single AA Maple Grove on Saturday. The Crimson have gotten off to a hot start to the season and it continued against the Elk, scoring a goal in each period from two freshmen Maddie Elfstrand, Maisy Tomlinson, and finishing the scoring off was senior Bella Shipley. Dani Storm was perfect in net, saving all 20 shots she faced for a shutout for the Crimson. Despite the loss, Abby Huselid had a great game stopping 44 of 47 shots. 

Luverne 5, Waseca 1

Two-loss Waseca traveled to Luverne on Saturday and a two-goal first from Trinley Vanderburg and Tenley Behr got things started for the Cardinals, and a two-goal third period from Hannah Woodley and Ella Apel completed the 5-1 win for Luverne, improving to 4-3 on the season.  Ella Van Batavia also scored for the Cardinals in the win. Emma Saarloos had 15 saves on 16 shots. Izabela Slechta scored the lone goal for Waseca. 

Northern Tier 3, #12A Breck 2

Another team itching for a spot in the top 20 rankings this week is Northern Tier who hosted the number 12 ranked single A Breck. Mackenna Schlieman found the back of the net first, but a two-goal second period from Northern Tier, coming from Molly Larson and Ariel Carlsten gave the Stars the burst they needed. Lauren Strothman struck for Breck, but Molly Larson found her second of the game late in the third to give Northern Tier a 3-2 upset over Break. Abby Thurmer had a great game in net stopping 30 of 32 in the winning effort. 

#16AA Lakeville South 3, Prior Lake 2

Heading over to Prior Lake where the Lakers host 16-ranked AA Lakeville South, where the Lakers had their eyes on an upset with a goal in the first and second from Raya Mathiason and Abby Anthony giving Prior Lake a 2-1 lead over Lakeville South, but with two goals from Josie Grossman and Sophia Kuhns, the Panthers took a late 3-2 advantage, and never gave it back, holding off for a 3-2 win. Lilly Hunst and Josie Grossman both scored one goal and two assists in the win. Olivia Hansen had 38 saves on 41 shots in the loss, while Claire Bronson had 18 saves out of 20 shots in the win. 

Grand Rapids Greenway 5, St, Cloud 0

The Lightning traveled to St. Cloud to take on the crush on Saturday. Mercury Bischoff did what she does best, scoring a hat trick for Grand Rapids Greenway in their 5-0 win. Bischoff achieved an impressive milestone in the game, surpassing 250 points and 100 assists in her high school career. She is still only a Junior and is committed to playing hockey at Minnesota State. Bischoff has 11 goals and six assists this season. Congratulations on the great milestone Mercury!

Cretin-Derham Hall 4, Blake 2

Cretin-Derham Hall came out of the gates blazing, scoring three first-period goals from McKinley Haycraft, Hope Hadac, and Abby Broz. Casey Coffey had a goal and two assists in the win. Callie Arthur and Addie Wethington scored from Blake. Blake’s netminder had a busy day in net, stopping 56 of 60 shots in the loss. 

#9A Holy Family 5, Duluth 4

Number nine-ranked AA Holy Family went head-to-head with Duluth on Saturday. This back-and-forth game only saw two lead changes, the first right away when Grace Karakas scored the opening goal for Duluth, but the second lead change was the last and winning one when Josie Linn scored the game-winning goal last in the third. 

Ellie Marciniak had two goals and an assist for Duluth, Grace Karakas also had two goals in the loss. Scoring for Holy Family was Katya Sander, Ella Sharkey, Josie Linn, Addy Cowan, and Jenna Allen.

#13A Fergus Falls 4, East Grand Forks 1

13-ranked Single A Fergus Falls played host to unranked East Grand Forks on Saturday. A two-goal period from Averie Tonneson and Aubree Nelson gave the Otters the insurance they needed to win 4-1 over the green wave. Ella Starzl, Aubree Nelson, Averie Tonneson, and Rachel Debrito all scored for the Otters. Blake Schultz found the lone goal for EGF. 

Pine City Area 3, North Shore 0

Iriss Sanftner stopped all 12 shots she faced in a three-zero shutout win for Pine City Area over North Shore. Lexa Valvoda and Lena Roubinek scored twice in the third giving PCA a cushion lead. Lena Roubinek had two goals in the win. 

#5AA Benilde-St. Margaret’s 9, Thief River Falls 0

Five-ranked AA Benilde-St. Margaret’s showed why they are a top-five team in the state on Saturday. With back-to-back four-goal periods, two goals from Talla Hansen, Ellie Stewart, and Avalyn Mikkelson, and goals from Kendall Hassler, and LuLu Rucinsky. Lizzy Hamel added a final goal in the third period to take down TRF 9-0. 

Eastview 2, Shakopee 1

After a Brielle Clardy first-period goal for Eastview, and a scoreless middle frame they took a 1-0 lead into the third. Nadia Rylance struck for Shakopee but Jaden Slominski secured the 2-1 win for Eastview. Lila Hanson had a great game, saving 36 of 37 shots in the win. Brooke Frey had 24 saved out of 26 shots in the loss.

#3AA Hill-Murray 10, #9A South St. Paul 0

3 ranked AA Hill-Murray showed their dominance over nine ranked single A South St. Paul on Saturday. The University of St. Thomas commit had five points with a hattrick and two assists, while Sophie Olson had two goals, Reagan Berglund had a goal, Elliana Engelhardt had two goals and one assist, and Jaycee Chatelain had one goal and two assists. 

#10AA Northfield 15, Rochester Century/JM 0

10 ranked AA Northfield came out firing against Rochester Century/JM winning 15-0. Emerson Garlie, Ayla Puppe and Mia Miller each had five points in the win. Puppe had two goals and three assists, Mia Miller had three goals and two assists. Emerson Garlie had four goals and one assist. Emma Peroutka had two goals and an assist, Lillian Jindra, Isabella Stephes and Taylor Krohn all scored goals as well. 

#17A Willmar 3, #18A Minnesota River 0

Two top 20 teams faced off on Saturday, single A 17 ranked Willmar and 18 ranked Minnesota River battled. Erin Eilers had a sharp night, saving all 15 shots she faced in the 3-0 shutout win over Minnesota River. Avery Olson, Gabrielle Revier, and Makenna Larson all scored in the win. 

#11AA Champlin PK/Coon Rapids 3, #11A Crookston 1

The battle of the 11 ranked teams faced off, as 11 ranked AA Champlin Park/ Cottage Grove took on 11 single-A Crookston. After a Tessa Boden goal for Champlin and an Addison Fee goal by Crookston in the first period, it was tied 1-1 into the third. But two third-period goals from June Semling and Sydney Burnevik Champlin Park coon Rapids secured a 3-1 victory. Madelyn Wostrel had a great day in the net, stopping 29 saves of 30 shots in the win.

#5A Duluth Marshall 2, Brainerd/Little Falls 1

Avery Lian had both goals in the 5 single A ranked Hilltoppers 2-1 win over Brainerd/Little Falls. Molly Pohlkamp had the lone goal in the loss. Ray Anderson saved 20 of 21 shots in the win. 

#13AA Lakeville North 4, #15AA Farmington 2

Two AA top 20 teams faced off Saturday, with 13-ranked Lakeville North visiting 15-ranked Farmington. A two-goal first period from Hannah Weckman and Alexa Ruppert set the tone for Lakeville North as they added two more in the second and the third from Addie Bowlby and another goal by Hannah Weckman won 4-2 over Farmington. Layla Garofalo and Jenna Goblirsch each had goals in the loss. Addison Moudry had 36 saves on 39 shots in the loss. 

#12 AACentennial/SLP 5, Rogers 0

12 ranked AA Centennial Spring Lake Park traveled to Rogers on Saturday, and Noelle Hemr was a big part in their 5-0 win over Rogers scoring two goals for CSLP. Grace Laager, Elsa Oberg, and Teagan Kulenkamp all scored in the win. Kaitlin Groess saved all 24 shots she faced. 

#14AA Forest Lake 3, White Bear Lake 2

14 ranked AA Forest Lake played host to White Bear Lake and the Bears had eyes on an upset after being tied at 2 after two, but Maren Wallinga scored the game winning goal to give Forest Lake a 3-2 win. Abigail Sklavenitis had two goals for Forest Lake in the win, Hailey Dawe and Paige Downey each scored in the loss. Taylor Thompson was the MPV of the game stopping 49 of 51 shots in the win. 

North Wright County 3, #7A Dodge County 2

North Wright County visited 7 single A-ranked Dodge County on Saturday and it was the Annica Walters show as she scored all three goals for NWC in the 3-2 upset win over Dodge County. Mollie Koch and Alexa Van Straaten both scored in the loss. Katie Lemke had 33 saves on 35 shots in the win for North Wright County. 

#18 AA Woodbury 5, Roseville/Mahtomedi 4

18 ranked AA Woodbury defeated Roseville/Mahtomedi 5-4 in a close battle. 

Apple Valley 9, Metro South 2

Makayla Moran had five assists in Apple Valley’s 9-2 win over Metro South. Annabelle Cozy and Mia Dahl had two goals, Makayla Gore, Katie Jensen, Jordyn Thies, Avery Ryan, and Molly Hentges all scored in the win. Ella Bond had both goals for Metro South in the loss. 

#8AA Stillwater 5, Park Cottage Grove 3

8 AA-ranked Stillwater took on the unranked Park of Cottage Grove. Addy Finn had three points, scoring a goal and two assists in the 5-3 win. Emma Chard, Josephine Lang, Brooke Nelson and Josie St. Martin all scored in the win, while Keira Brennan, Stella Daley, and Kyra Stofer scored in the loss. 

Other girl’s hockey scores:

Detroit Lakes defeated Worthington 6-1, Rochester Mayo took down Austin 10-0, Red Wing beat Mankato West 4-1, Andover defeated Robingsdale Armstrong Cooper 12-0, Rosemount beat Eagan 5-0, Blaine took down Osseo/Park Center 5-1, Superior Spartans beat Sartell/Sauk rapids 8-3.  

Scoring leaders as of Dec. 4 2023


Blake Schultz10East Grand Forks19
Ilsa Lindaman12Duluth Marshall15
Ayla Puppe12Northfield15
Maizee Storey9Waseca13
Sophia Hess11River Lakes12
Karlie Bruns12Morris-Benson Area12
Makayla Moran11Apple Valley12
Natalie Bergman11Rock Ridge10
Bailey Rupp9Bemidji10


Ayla Puppe12Northfield13
Abby Simons12Dodge County12
Lindzi Avar12Minnetonka11
Avery Ryan11Apple Valley11
Ilsa Lindaman11DuluthMarshall11
Nora Carstensen11Dodge County10
Macy Rasmussen11Orono10


Ayla Puppe12Northfield28
Blake Schultz10East Grand Forks26
Ilsa Lindaman12Duluth Marshall26
Makayla Moran11Apple Valley25
Sophia Hess11River Lakes19
Karlie Bruns12Morris-Benson Area18
Maizee Storey9Waseca17
Nora Carstensen11Dodge County16
Zoe Lopez11Orono16
Lily McKenzie11Champlin Park/Coon Rapids16


(Scoring Stats Source: MN Hockey Hub)