Laini Gnetz gives chase to Hastings Addie Seleski. Gnetz had two goals for Woodbury who improved to 13-1-1 on the season. LPH PHOTO BY JEFF ANDERSON

After a season-opening loss to Cretin-Derham Hall, the No. 12AA Woodbury Royals have yet to lose a game in their last 14 contests. They continued their winning ways Friday night with a 3-0 win over Hastings, improving to 13-1-1 on the season.

The Royals got a pair of power play goals from Laini Gnetz, both assisted by Brooke Gnetz and Maddison Boone. Paige Fasching opened the scoring on a goal assisted by Abbey Lendzyk. All three goals came in the second period.

The Royals outshot the Raiders 42-8. Hastings goaltender Victoria Steinke stopped 39 shots. Woodbury’s Alyssa Polaski earned the shutout with eighth saves. It was her fifth shutout of the season and she is sporting a .963 save percentage and 0.76 goals against average in nine starts.

Hastings goaltender Victoria Steinke stopped 39 shots including this one against Woodbury’s Natalie Meeder. LPH PHOTO BY JEFF ANDERSON

Gnetz, a sophomore, scored her team-leading 18th and 19th goals. She now has 30 points on the season. The Royals top three scorers are sophomores. Hailey Graunke has 11 goals and 11 assists and Alexa Bricko four goals and 15 assists to drive the offense.

The Royals will battle White Bear Lake (10-5-1) tonight in a rematch of their Nov. 18th game in which Woodbury won 4-0 behind a 27-save shutout by Polaski. Hastings fell to 10-7-0 and will host Simley next Tuesday.

No. 2 AA Hill-Murray 12, No. 17AA Grand Rapids/Greenway 2

Just a few days after being knocked out of the top spot in the rankings, Hill-Murray made a statement with a 12-goal outburst in a 12-2 win over No. 17AA Grand Rapids/Greenway.

Chloe Boreen had two goals and four assists and Maddy Morrell, Sophie Olson, and Regan Berglund also scored twice. Lauryn Cottingham had three assists and Josie Skogman, Kasey Senden, Olson, Jaycee Chatleain, Elliana Engelhart and Emoly Pohl all added a pair of assist in the win to improve the Pioneers to 15-1-0 on the season. They will take on No. 5A Proctor/Hermantown today. Grand Rapids/Greenway dropped to 10-7-0 and will travel to Forest Lake Friday, Jan. 12.

Hill-Murray’s Lauryn Cottingham had three assists in their 12-2 win over Grand Rapids/Greenway. LPH PHOTO BY JEFF ANDERSON

No. 6AA Northfield 3, No. 8A Crookston 1

Northfield remained undefeated in a close 3-1 win over Crookston. Grace McCoshen scored twice and the state’s leading scorer Ayla Puppe had a goal and two assists to lead Northfield to their 16th victory. Shots were almost even with Northfield leading 30-29. Jocelyn Field scored a late goal for Crookston. Crookson goalie Kambelle Frieje had 27 saves. Macy Mueller had 28 saves for Northfield who will face. No. 4AA Benilde-St. Margaret’s on Tuesday. Crookston fell to 11-5-1 and will play Gentry Academy today.

No. 15AA Farmington 4, No 20AA Apple Valley 1

Jenna Goblirsch scored twice, breaking a 1-1 tie as No. 15AA Farmington beat No. 20AA Apple Valley 4-1. Goblirsch assisted on the first goal of the game from Morgan Mitchell as the Tigers took a 1-0 lead, but Apple Valley junior star Makayla Moran, who notched her 250th career point the night before, scored unassisted to tie it. Goblirsch then scored the next two and Payton Blom added an empty-netter for the 4-1 win. Shots were identical at 36-36. Farmington’s Addison Moundry stopped 35 shots. Apple Valley’s Finley Engfer had 32 saves. Farmington improved to 11-4-0 and will host No. 16AA Lakeville South next Thursday. Apple Valley fell to 10-6-1 and will travel to Prior Lake Thursday.

No. 3A Warroad 8, St. Cloud 3

Katy Comstock had four assists and Jaylie French a goal and three assists to lead the Lady Warriors to an 8-3 win over St. Cloud. Kaylie Sandy and Sophie Johnson also added a goal and two assists each as Warroad improved to 11-4-0 on the season. They will play Brainerd/Little Falls today. St. Cloud dropped to 4-11-0 and will take on Sartell/Sauk Rapids Tuesday.

Alexandria 6, Bemidji 3

Jersey Severson had two goals and two assists to lead Alexandria past Bemidji 6-3. Kennedy Ellingson added a goal and two assists and Julia Doherty had a pair of helpers to lead the Cardinals to their ninth win (9-6-0). They will host Fergus Falls Tuesday. Bemidji (10-8-0) will host Fergus Falls today at 2 p.m.

No. 6A Dodge County 8, No. 20A Chisago Lakes 2

In a battle between two Wildcats teams, the Wildcats won. Dodge County continued their winning ways with a convincing 8-2 win over No. 20A Chisago Lakes. Nora Carstensen had two goals and an assist and Zoe Heimer had three assists to lead the Wildcats over the Wildcats. Maysie Koch added a goal and an assist and Kylie Meyer added a pair of assists as Dodge County improved to 14-2-0 on the year. Chisago Lakes fell to 6-10-0.

No. 13A Delano/Rockford 4, Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato 1

Kaelyn Wittwer, Emma Tretpau, Mckenzie Perryand, and Avery Coppin all scored for Delano/Rockford and Kayla Simonson had 28 saves in a 4-1 win over Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato. Krista Tormanen scored the lone goal for the Dragons.

Osseo/Park Center 3, Cloquet/Esko/Carlton 1

Osseo/Park Center goalie Alli Olson stopped 30 shots to lead Osseo/Park Center to a 3-1 win over Cloquet/Esko/Carlton. Macy Patton, Grace Armstrong and Gabby Edlund all scored for OPC who improved to 6-8-3. The Lumberjacks fell to 5-9-0.

New Ulm 5, Waseca 1

New Ulm’s Michelle Smith had a hat trick to lead the Eagles past the Blue Jays. New Ulm (7-8-1) will battle Marshall today at 5 p.m.

Other scores from around the state of hockey:

Fort Frances (ONT) 4, Morris/Benson Area 0

Simley 2, North/Tartan 1

Windom 2, Minnesota River 1

Winona 2, Hudson (WI) 1

Superior (WI) 5, Hibbing/Chisholm 0