Grand Rapids/Greenway stays hot with an upset win over No. 4 Proctor/Hermantown
Grand Rapids/Greenway who took a trip to Proctor/Hermantown taking on the Single-A No. 4 ranked Mirage. Ella Rothe started the scoring just under 10 minutes into the first period, giving the Mirage a 1-0 lead. Grand Rapids/Greenway owned the second frame, scoring two goals from Milly Pierce and Kylie DeBay getting the Lightning a 2-1 lead that they never gave up, upsetting the Mirage 2-1. Grand Rapids/Greenway’s Riley Toivonen was sharp in the win stopping 23 on 24 shots, while Proctor/Hermantown’s Suri Langley had 20 saves in the 2-1 loss. The Lightning move to 7-2-0 on the season, and could be appearing in the top 20 next week. Proctor/Hermantown fell to 3-4-1 in the seasons following this loss.
Nora Carstensen scored her 19th point on the season with two goals and one assist in Single A No. 6 ranked Dodge County’s 6-2 win over Gentry Academy. McKenna LaFleaur, Mollie Koch, Daisy Harens, and Abby Simons all scored for Dodge County in the win, while Elsa Myers and Ava Ehnstrom scored for Gentry Academy in the loss.
Another upset was brewing in central Minnesota when unranked Alexandria drove southeast to face Single A No. 8 ranked River Lakes. After two scoreless periods the Cardinals’ Cadence Ellingson and Lillian Dutton score securing a 2-0 upset win over River Lakes. Alexandria’s Hunter Sellnow stopped all 16 shots she faced, while Kaydence Roeske had 36 saves in River Lakes’ loss. Alexandria wins their sixth on the year and faces No. 16 ranked Willmar on Tuesday. River Lakes drops to 6-2-1 on the year.
Chaska/Chanhassen and Blake skated to a 3-3 tie.
Ireland Murphy netted two goals in Eastview’s 5-4 win over Eagan.
Mankato East outshot Red Wing 51-15 in the Cougars 8-1 win over Red Wing
Allison Smothers scored a hattrick and one assist, Lauren Schmidt scored a goal and had three helpers in Single A No. 18 Chisago Lakes 12-2 win over Princeton/Big Lake/Becker.
A two-goal period from North Wright County was enough to complete an upset 3-2 win over AA No. 16 Eden Prairie on Thursday. Natalie McNeil and Sara David scored for Eden Prairie in the loss, and Annica Walters, Eva Nelson, and Dani Weiland scored for North Wright County. Katie Lemke had 32 saves of 34 shots for NWC in the win.
AA No. 19 Forest Lake took a trip to unranked Elk River on Thursday night. after a first-period goal by Elk River from Tony Alm, the Elks were up 1-0 into the second frame before Jayden Peterson put Elk River up by two. Forest Lake got a goal back but Carly Humphrey answered right away giving Elk River a 3-1 lead, which was too much for Forest Lake to come back from as Elk River completed the 3-2 upset win. Abigail Sklaventis had a goal and assist in the loss for Forest Lake. Abby Huselid had 24 saves on 26 shots in the win for Elk River.
Other scores around girls’ hockey on Thursday;
Farmington’s Makena Underwood made 19 saves in the Tigers’ 6-1 win over Prior Lake.
AA No. 11 Lakeville North stayed undefeated after Makayla Lee scored four points, one goal, and three assists in the Panthers 6-0 win over Shakopee.
Stella Hauge, and Ella Fowler both scored in AA No. 17 ranked Lakeville South’s 2-0 win over Metro-South.
Claire Riestenberg scored two goals and two assists in Robbinsdale Armstrong/Cooper’s 4-1 win over Minneapolis.
Freshman Finley Engfer was one of the top goalies on Thursday night stopping all 34 shots she faced in AA No. 18 ranked Apple Valley’s 4-0 win over Rosemount. Makayla Gore had three helpers in the win while Makayla Moran netted a hattrick and one assist, and Avery Ryan scored one goal and two assists in Apple Valley’s win.
AA No. 12 Ranked Champlin Park/Coon Rapids took down Roseville/Mahtomedi 3-1. Freshman June Semling scored her fifth goal this season with two in the game, and Sydney Burnevik netted the other goal for the winning Champlin Park/Coon Rapids. Victoria Nelson scored the lone goal for Roseville/Mahtomedi.
Some more scores around the league:
Ella Schluck scored a hattrick in Waconia’s 6-3 win over Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato
Illamay Draheim stopped all 31 shots she faced for Waseca in a 3-0 upset win over Single A No. 20 Minnesota River.
Cate McCoy and Stella Hankinson both scored two goals in AA No. 3 ranked Edina’s 7-1 win over Wayzata. Shyla Sanders scored the lone goal for Wayzata in the loss.
Windom beat Worthington 5-2.
Single A No. 17 ranked Cloquet/Esko/Carlton squeezed by Hibbing/Chisholm 2-1.
Neither Single A No. 19 ranked Pine City Area nor Western Wisconsin could find a winner in a 2-2 tie.
Moose Lake Area fell to Superior Spartans 5-2.
It was a battle of the netminders in Brainerd as Ericah Folden stopped all 30 shots she faced in a 3-0 shutout win over St. Cloud, but the Crush’s Abby Stevens still had 37 saves in the loss.
Single A No. 14 Delano/Rockford sneaked by Marshall 3-2 over Marshall.
Morgan Goskeson and Mika Cichosz each scored two goals for single A No. 13 Albert Lea in a 7-2 win over Mankato West.
New Ulm routed Fairmont 11-0.
The State’s top scorer, Ayla Puppe had a massive day for single A No. 9 ranked Northfield scoring four goals and five assists in a massive 21-0 win over Austin, Mia Miller had a huge six assists in the large victory for Northfield.
Rochester Century/JM fell to in-town rival Rochester Mayo 5-0.
And finally, No. 18 class A Fergus Falls shutout Sartell/Sauk Rapids 4-0.