CEC girls hockey team rallies to beat Bemidji
By: Jeff Papas, Pine Journal
The Cloquet-Esko-Carlton girls hockey team used a big rally to split its two games this week and improve to 8-9-1 on the season.
On Saturday, the ’Jacks fell 3-1 to White Bear Lake in a game played in Vadnais Heights.
White Bear Lake’s Samantha Hanson and Crysta Lowell staked the home team to a 2-0 first period lead before a scoreless second period.
Lowell then made it 3-0 in the third, before Jessie Ryan scored a power-play goal in the last minute of the game to spoil the shutout bid of Bears goaltender Angie Hall.
For the game, the ’Jacks were outshot 24-17, with Alyssa Acheson making 21 stops for CEC.
That set up Tuesday night’s game against Bemidji.
The visiting Lumberjacks grabbed a 2-0 lead in the first period before the home Lumberjacks reeled them in.
Casey Miller’s power-play goal made it 1-0 before Bemidji’s Amanda Hunt made it 2-0 just under three minutes later.
Yet CEC came roaring back in the second period, with Kalie Shevich’s shorthanded goal at 2:32 cutting the arrears to 2-1. Emily Gustafson’s power-play goal at 10:29 tied the game and Dalyce Gustafson’s goal at 13:43 was the eventual game winner.
For the game, Bemidji outshot CEC 28-25 but Katie Beckman made 26 stops, including 17 after the first period, for the win.
CEC hosts Grand Rapids-Greenway on Thursday night and Proctor-Hermantown-Marshall next Monday.