Hockey Roundup... News about Moose Lake and other area teamsThe Moose Lake Area girls hockey team earned its 10th win of the season on Tuesday night, using a three-goal first-period outburst to subdue Superior 4-1 at Wessman Arena.
By: Jeff Papas, Pine Journal
The Moose Lake Area girls hockey team earned its 10th win of the season on Tuesday night, using a three-goal first-period outburst to subdue Superior 4-1 at Wessman Arena.
The Rebels scored all three goals within a span of 2 minutes, 36 seconds.
There was only one penalty called in the entire game and it resulted in goals for both teams. Superior’s Amanda Hinaus received a minor penalty for cross-checking at 12:25 of the period but her teammate Kailey Buhr then opened the scoring with a shorthanded goal at 13:41.
That woke up the Rebels, who responded just 15 seconds later through Andrea Youngberg’s power-play goal to tie the game.
One minute and 49 seconds later, Georgia Ryan gave the Rebels a lead they wouldn’t lose and 47 seconds later, Youngberg scored again to make it 3-1 in a period where the Rebels only took nine shots on goal.
Hannah Dougherty scored at the 3:08 mark of the second period for the final goal of the game.
The Rebels outshot the Spartans 29-27 for the game, with Kaitlyn Greene making 26 saves.
The game was the only one of the week for the Rebels, who missed their Jan. 11 home game with Silver Bay because of a postponement due to the ice storm.
The Rebels (10-6-2) are led in scoring by Jessica Bird (14 goals, 11 assists, 25 points), Erin Mollberg (10-10-20) and Youngberg (12-3-15).
Greene (9-6-1, 2.46 goals-against average, .912 saves percentage) has played all but four periods of this season in goal.
The Rebels host Minneapolis on Saturday afternoon and Eveleth-Gilbert on Tuesday night.
CEC girls are on a roll
The Cloquet-Esko-Carlton girls team has now pitched three straight shutouts after a 2-0 home win against Bemidji on Tuesday night.
Mackenzie Roy and Carley Esse scored first-period goals for the ’Jacks (11-6-2), who got 34 saves from Alyssa Acheson in goal for the shutout.
Last Thursday, CEC won 3-0 at White Bear Lake, with Esse, Rosalie Lundquist and Emily Gustafson scoring the goals and Katie Beckman making 22 saves. Heading into Thursday night’s home game with Grand Rapids-Greenway, CEC has gone 202 minutes and 13 seconds without allowing a goal, since a 2-1 win over the Duluth Northern Stars on Jan. 5.
CEC will play at Cambridge-Isanti on Saturday afternoon.
CEC boys tie Grand Rapids … again
Meanwhile the ’Jacks boys team somehow managed to avoid inclusion in the Associated Press Class AA top 20 last week despite its 10-4-2 record and eight-game unbeaten streak.
On Tuesday night, the ’Jacks skated to a wild 5-5 tie with Grand Rapids at the IRA Civic Center in Grand Rapids – the second tie between the teams in 12 days.
After Derek Bloom and Karson Kuhlman staked the ’Jacks to a 2-0 first-period lead, the Thunderhawks roared back from a 3-0 second-period deficit on goals by Michael Laroque, Ben Monley and Reid Holum. Tanner Robideaux gave CEC a 4-3 lead in the third period only to see Hunter Mackenhausen re-tie the game.
Westin Michaud’s 22nd goal of the season – placing him seventh in the state – gave CEC a 5-4 lead with seven minutes to play but Reid Holum re-tied the game two minutes later and the teams skated to the 5-5 tie.
Zack Strom stopped 31 of 36 shots in goal for CEC, which didn’t play last Friday’s scheduled game with Eden Prairie because of the ice storm. The ’Jacks will face Duluth Denfeld Saturday afternoon at Amsoil Arena as part of the “Frenzy” doubleheader before hosting last season’s section finalists Andover in an important section game next Tuesday night.
MLA boys searching for a win
Moose Lake Area (0-13-0) continues to search for its first win after three losses last week. The Rebels fell 11-0 to Northern Lakes on Thursday night, 12-0 to the Minneapolis Novas on Saturday and 9-0 to Legacy Christian at the Schwan’s Super Rink on Tuesday.
Gage Mohelsky continues to backstop the Rebels, making 36 saves in Thursday’s game and 42 saves both on Saturday and Tuesday.
Moose Lake Area hosts Proctor on Thursday night and North Branch Area on Saturday night in a Two Rivers Conference game.