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Prep report: Mirage pull away late

Proctor/Hermantown got six goals from six skaters.

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A late flurry of goals helped Proctor/Hermantown pull away from South St. Paul and complete an unbeaten weekend with a 6-3 girls hockey win on Saturday at Hermantown Arena.

Alyiah Danielson tied it up for the Packers at 7:58 of the third, but Sophie Parendo un-tied it just 28 seconds later. Natalie Berg and Reese Heitzman scored into empty nets in the closing minutes for the Mirage, whose six goals came from six skaters.

Heitzman finished with a goal and two assists. Neelah McLeod made 24 saves for the Mirage, now 3-1.

Minneapolis 3, Hibbing/Chisholm 2

An early lead for the Bluejackets didn’t hold up, as Josie Vanmoorlehem-Flaig was the overtime hero for visiting Minneapolis at Hibbing Memorial Arena.

Goals from Aune Boben and Abigail Sullivan put the hosts up 2-0 after just 5:38 of the first period, but Ana Davis scored twice, the second coming with just 4:04 remaining, to tie the game.

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Grace McDowell made 36 saves for Hibbing/Chisholm.

Holy Angels 2, Duluth Marshall 1

The Hilltoppers had a much better game to conclude their weekend but a last-minute goal from the Stars’ Emilie Anderson decided a closely fought game at Richfield Ice Arena.

Marshall, which fell 8-0 at Edina on Friday night, grabbed a third-period equalizer from Ilsa Lindaman unassisted to tie the game at 1 with 8:19 to play but the Stars grabbed the late winner.

Ray Anderson made 30 saves for Marshall.

Superior 3, Northern Tier 0

Kaylie Nault had a 20-save shutout as the Spartans claimed a home victory in their season opener.

Autumn Cooper had a goal and assist in the second period as Superior pulled away, with the other goals coming from Addy Benson and Makaela Reinke.

Bloomington Jefferson 3, Cloquet-Esko-Carlton 2

CEC upped its offensive output but not enough to earn a win on Saturday. A night after being held to six shots on goal by South St. Paul, CEC had 30 on Saturday but only got two past Jaguars goalie Sarah Rash, goals from Gwen Lilly 5:16 into the game and from Erin Loeb with 10:56 to play. In between, Jefferson scored three straight.

Araya Kiminski made 42 saves for CEC.

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PREP SCOREBOARD
GIRLS HOCKEY
Proctor/Hermantown 6, South St. Paul 3
Minneapolis 3, Hibbing/Chisholm 2
Holy Angels 2, Duluth Marshall 1
Superior 3, Northern Tier 0
Bloomington Jefferson 3, Cloquet-Esko-Carlton 2
Edina 6, Duluth 0
Rogers 6, Grand Rapids/Greenway 3

The Hawks and Eskomos both return looking to earn a spot in the state tournament this season.
The win evened the Hilltoppers' record at 3-3.
Grace Karakas had a hat trick in Duluth's win over Princeton.
A big night for the Cadets' top line sent East to 0-2.

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