Girls hockey: ‘Jacks overpower Rebels

CEC to next host Grand Rapids-Greenway on Monday, Nov. 26; MLA to host St. Francis/North Branch on Thursday, Nov. 21

Cloquet-Esko-Carlton's Taylor Nelson shoots the puck while being pressured by Moose Lake Area's Lily Kahara during the Lumberjacks' 2-1 win Tuesday, Nov. 19, at Northwoods Credit Union Arena. Dave Harwig/Pine Journal

Cloquet-Esko-Carlton got goals from seniors Dea DeLeon and Kiana Bender to secure a 2-1 home win over Moose Lake Area on Tuesday, Nov. 19.

DeLeon scored late in the first period to give the Lumberjacks a lead and Kiana Bender scored with about 3 minutes to play in the third period.

MLA senior Jamie Benzie scored with less than a minute to play to break up the shutout.

CEC peppered Rebel goaltender Jo Wekseth with shots throughout the night, but the senior made 50 saves to keep her team in the game.


Moose Lake Area goaltender Jo Wekseth makes one of her 50 saves on a shot by Cloquet-Esko-Carlton's Kiana Bender the Lumberjacks' win Tuesday, Nov. 19, at Northwoods Credit Union Arena. Dave Harwig/Pine Journal

Lumberjack goalie Lauren Maslowski stopped 14 of 15 shots to preserve the win.

CEC (3-2) with is scheduled to play at home against Grand Rapids-Greenway at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26.

MLA (1-3) is scheduled to host St. Francis/North Branch at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21.

Moose Lake Area 0-0-1—1
Cloquet-Esko-Carlton 0-1-1—2

First period — No scoring.

Second period — 1. C, Dea DeLeon 11:19.

Third period — 2. C, Kiana Bender (Taylor Nelson) 13:49; M, Jamie Benzie (Lexi Bonneville, Savannah Gamst), 16:14.


Saves — Jo Wekseth, M, 50; Lauren Maslowski, C, 14.

Cloquet-Esko-Carlton's Lauren Cawcutt takes a shot during the Lumberjacks' 2-1 home win over Moose Lake Area Tuesday, Nov. 19. Dave Harwig/Pine Journal

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