Northfield stays unbeaten, Lakeville South upsets No. 4AA Edina

There was plenty of action to go around in girls high school hockey Tuesday night. One top-10 match up pitted No. 8AA Northfield and the state’s leading scorer Ayla Puppe against No. 5AA Benilde-St. Margaret’s. Another match up had No. 13AA Lakeville South battling No. 4AA Edina and No. 3AA Andover taking on No. 11AA Maple Grove.

Here is how it all turned out:

#8AA Northfield 4, #5AA Benilde-St. Margaret’s 3

Mia Miller scored on a power play with just eight seconds remaining to lift No. 8AA Northfield past No. 5AA Benilde-St. Margaret’s. The goal completed a hat trick for Miller, who now has 15 goals and 45 points on the season.

Benilde-St. Margaret’s opened the scoring on a goal by Addie Morris, assisted by Talla Hansen and LuLu Rucinski. Miller’s first goal, which also came on a power play, notched the game at 1-1 after the first period. Miller scored her second of the game, another power play goal just 1:12 into the second period for a 2-1 lead. The state’s leading scorer, Ayla Puppe, then put Northfield up 3-1 on another power play goal at the 6:33 mark. BSM’s Morris got her second of the night at the 12:40 mark to bring it to 3-2 after two. Kendall Hassler then scored for the Red Knights to tie it with less than four minutes to play. But Miller completed her hat trick, assisted by Emerson Garlie, to secure Northfield’s 17th win of the season and keep them as the only undefeated team in the state at 17-0. Puppe finished with a goal and two assists and now has 70 points on the season. Benilde-St. Margaret’s fell to 11-3-1 while the Raiders improved to 17-0-0. Northfoedl will take on Owatonna Saturday while the Red Knights will host New Prague.

#13AA Lakeville South 3, #4AA Edina 2

Lakeville South pulled off the upset Tuesday night with an overtime win over No. 4AA Edina. The Cougars got another great performance form senior goaltender Claire Bronson. Bronson sports a .960 save percentage. The win was the Cougars’ eighth straight as they improved to 14-1-3. Edina fell to 13-4-1. Brynn O’Neill scored the game winner with 38 seconds remaining in overtime. Lakeville South got goals from Ella Fowler and Sophia Kuhns to take a 2-0 first-period lead. Kaylee Idrogo-Lam scored a pair of goals for Edina to tie it 2-2. Bronson was outstanding in goal with 47 saves not he night, including 10 in the third period and five in overtime.

#3AA Andover 2, #11AA Maple Grove 1 OT

Courntey Little scored with hust under two minutes left in overtime to give Andover a hard-fought win over No. 11AA Maple Grove. Bella Shipley scored for Maple Grive in the second period for a 1-0 lead. It took the Huskies until the third period to solve Maple Grove goaltender Dani Strom. Mckenzie Jones finally scored at the 12:56 mark to tie it 1-1. Little then found the net in OT to improve Andover to 11-2-3. Clairebella Hills stopped 30 shots for the Huskies. Strom stopped 41 for the Crimson who fell to 11-6-1. They will host Holy Family Saturday. Andover will travel to Orono, the top ranked team in Class A, on Thursday.

Courtney Little scored the overtime game winner as Andover outlasted Maple Grove 2-1 Tuesday night. LPH PHOTO BY JEFF ANDERSON

#5A Warroad 5, Roseau 3

In a battle of the north, Warroad held on for a 5-3 win over Roseau despite the Rams outshooting the Warriors 36-36. After a scoreless first period Warroad’s Madilyn Skogman scored twice as Warroad took a 2-1 lead after two periods. They went up 3-1 on a goal by Katy Comstock. Roseau’s Payton Remick made it 3-2, but Warroad’s Samantha Earhart put the Warriors back up 4-2. Lily Erickson got the Rams back to within one under five minutes to play, but Warroad’s Taylor Reese scored with 2:13 left to seal the win. Kate Johnson  Sophie Johnson each had two assists for Warroad and Payton Rolli had 33 saves. Remick finished with a goal and an assist for the Rams and teammate Jasmine Hovda added a pair of assists as they dropped to 9-9-0 on the season. Warroad improved to 12-5-0 and will take on Alexandria on Friday.

#10AA Stillwater 5, #19AA White Bear Lake 2

Brooke Nelson had two goals and two assists as the No. 10 Ponies defeated Section 4AA rival White Bear Lake 5-2. Josephine Lang, Addy Finn and Olivia DeJarnett also scored as Stillwater improved to 12-5-0. Grace Cheney added a pair of assists and Lily Timmons stopped 24 shots. Maddie Belisle and Madelyn Lee scored for the Bears who fell to 10-7-1.

Brook Nelson had two goals and two assists in Stillwater’s 5-2 win over section rival White Bear Lake. LPH PHOTO BY JEFF ANDERSON

#16AA Holy Family 4, #6A Proctor/Hermantown 3 OT

Josie Linn’s second goal of the night came in overtime to give Holy Family a hard-fought 4-3 win over Proctor/Hermantown. Both teams traded goals in the first with the Mirage’s Hailey Jussila getting a power play goal assisted by Rylee Kalkbrenner and Jane Eckstrom. Holy Family’s Ella Sharkey tied it.

Jussila scored again in the second period, but Lilli DeFauw answered 22 seconds later to tie it 2-2. Linn then scored her first of the night for a 3-2 Holy Family lead heading into the third. The Mirage tied it with 43 seconds left on a goal by Morgan LaValley. Teams traded shots in the overtime slate when Linn final found the back of the net at the 6-minute mark for the win, improving Holy Family to 10-7-1 on the season. The Mirage fell to 9-7-1 and will host Chisago Lakes Thursday. Holy Family will travel to Maple Grove Saturday afternoon.

#2AA Minnetonka 6, Wayzata 2

Allison Ryan scored twice and Lindzi Avar had a goal and an assist as the No.2-ranked Minnetonka Skippers defeated Wayzata 6-2. Laney Miller, Bella Finnegan, and Grace Larson also scored for the Skippers who improved to 15-2-1. Wayzata’s Jenna Britz and Davy Mokelke both scored for the Trojans. Minnetonka outshot Wayzata 49-11.

Allison Ryan scored twice for No. 2AA Minnetonka in their 6-2 win over Wayzata. LPH PHOTO BY JEFF ANDERSON

#6AA Moorhead 5, Buffalo 0

Addie Moss scored twice and Olivia Kortan had a goal and an assist to lead the No. 6 Spuds past Buffalo 5-0. Moorhead’s win was their fifth straight and 14th in last 15 games. They have outscored opponents 83-23 on the season and appear to be the heavy favorites in Section 8AA. Kortan, a junior, leads the team with 14 goals and 23 assists. Buffalo netminder Ava Jovan had 41 saves in the loss.

#7AA Centennial/Spring Lake Park 2, Elk River 0

Kaitlin Groess stopped 24 shots and Sophie Shimabukuro and Madeline Wolter scored to lead Centennial/Spring Lake Park past Elk River 2-0. Centennial/Spring Lake Park is now 15-1-2 on the season.

#14AA Champlin Park/Coon Rapids 7, Robbinsdale Armstrong/Cooper 0

Lily McKenzie had a goal and three assists and Sydney Burnevik two goals and an assist to lead Champlin past Armstrong. June Semling added a goal and two assists in the win. Grace Lund stopped all 14 shots to earn the shut out.

#4A Dodge County 12, Red Wing 0

Freshman forward Maysie Koch had a hat trick and an assist and Nora Carstensen had two goals and three assists to lead the No. 4 Wildcats to their 15th win, improving to 15-2-0 with a 12-0 win over Red Wing. Carstensen now has 20 goals and 21 assists in 17 games. Koch has 17 goals and 15 assists. Mollie Koch also added two goals and three assists in the victory.

#7A Mound Westonka/SWC 4, #11A Delano/Rockford 2

Delano/Rockford came back form a 3-0 deficit with goals from Kayleigh Olson and Mckenzie Perry. But a late goal by Greer Hardacre sealed the 4-2 win for the Whitehwaks to improve them to 12-5-1 on the season. They also got goals from Sage Finck, Elizabeth Callahan and Georgia Harmer. Delano’s Kayla Simonson had 37 saves in goal.

Alexandria 2, #13A Fergus Falls 1

Alexandria scored a pair of second-period goals and survived a late power play goal by Fergus Falls’ Brook Zierden to hold on for a 2-1 win. Cadence Ellingson and Sophia Korynta scored the Cardinals. Rachel Mohr stopped 16 shots to earn the win in goal.

Cadence Ellingson scored one of Alexandria’s two goals in their 2-1 win over No. 13A Fergus Falls. LPH PHOTO BY JACKSON BOLINE

#14A River Lakes 1, #15A Willmar 0 OT

River Lakes improved to 14-6-2 with a 1-0 win over Willmar, who fell to 11-5-0.

North St. Paul/Tartan 6, South St. Paul 1

North St. Paul/Tartan scored six unanswered goals to beat No. 8A South St. Paul 6-1. Lilli Wold and Caylee Sachs both scored twice and Greta Culshew-Klein had two assists. Senior netminder Nicole James stopped 31 shots to earn the win. Eva Beck was the lone goal scorer for South St. Paul who fell to 11-8-1. North St. Paul/Tartan improved to 5-11-0.

Cretin-Derham Hall 4, Forest Lake 2

Abby Broz scored twice to lead Cretin-Derham Hall past Forest Lake 4-2. Stella Hadac and Delaney Schwab also scored for the Raiders. Forest Lake received goals by Lexi Thompson and Sam Scott. Taylor Thompson had 30 saves for Forest Lake who are now 6-10-1. Cretin-Derham Hall is 10-9-0.

Cretin-Derham Hall’s Abby Broz scored two goals in the Raiders 4-2 win over Forest Lake. LPH PHOTO BY MIKE THILL

New Ulm 3, Waseca 2

Michelle Smith, Mya Nornick and Jersey Haugen all scored for New Ulm as they outlasted Waseca 3-2. Maizee Storey and Emma Keith scored for the Blue Jays.

Mankato West 6, Worthington 0

Maree Zimmerman had a hat trick and Marleigh Jordan added a goal and two assists to lead Mankato West to their ninth win of the season (9-9-0). Lucy Schafer made 14 saves to earn the shut out.

Rochester Mayo 4, Winona 3

Rochester Mayo scored four unanswered goals to erase a 3-0 deficit to defeat Winona 4-3. Claire Siems, Josie Fulton, Katherine Cummings and Sophia Sather all scored in a 12-minute span in the second period to overcome goals by Avery Engbrecht and Elle Jerowski. Shots were even at 19-19 in this back-and-forth contest. Rochester Mayo improved to 6-7-2 while Winona fell to 7-10-0.

Metro South 4, Prior Lake 3

Ella Bond’s hat trick was enough to hold off a late charge by Prior Lake in a 4-3 win for Metro South. Bond also added an assist and now has 14 goals on the season. Prior Lake’s Bella Sterns, an eighth grader, added a pair of late goals but it wasn’t enough. Sterns has 11 goals on the season.

St. Cloud 6, Sartell/St. Stephen 3

Lauren Juncewski and Teagan Ruprecht each scored twice and Jenna Amundson and Jayden Lane each had a goal and an assist to lead St. Cloud past Sartell/St. Stephen. Maggie O’Hara added a pair of assists in the win. Faith Torborg, Sella Grams and Jalyssa VanDenBerg scored for Sartell/St. Stephen.

Roseville/Mahtomedi 5, Park of Cottage Grove 4 OT

Kylie Jones’ second goal of the game came in overtime to lift Roseville/Mahtomedi to a 5-4 overtime win over Park of Cottage Grove. Addison Andre added three assists and Victoria Nelson and Ruby Eskin each had a goal and an assist for the victors. Natalie Post, Stella Daly, Ava Taschner and Maggie Jensen all scored for Park of Cottage Grove.

Other Scores:

Northern Lakes 3, Prairie Centre 0

Rock Ridge 6, Hibbing/Chisholm 2

Superior (WI) 4, Cloquet/Esko/Carlton 0

Waconia 6, Minnesota River 2

Hopkins/Park 4, St. Paul/Two Rivers 1

Chisago Lakes 11, Princeton/Big Lake/Becker 1

Blaine 1, Anoka 0

Chaska/Chanhassen 4, New Prague 2

Simley 3, Hastings 1

Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato 5, Hutchinson 3

Academy of Holy Angels 2, Minneapolis 0

Eden Prairie 4, North Wright County 3

Rogers 2, Osseo/Park Center 1

East Ridge 6, Eagan 2