Freshman fill-in nets hat trick for WingersKatelyn Hadler might make Kayla Oberding the Wally Pipp of the Red Wing girls hockey team after her performance Thursday against Northfield.
By: R-E Sports Staff, The Republican Eagle
Katelyn Hadler might make Kayla Oberding the Wally Pipp of the Red Wing girls hockey team after her performance Thursday against Northfield.
Hadler, a freshman, came on to replace Oberding after she broke her wrist and took advantage of the opportunity by scoring three goals for the Wingers in a 10-1 rout of the Raiders in Northfield.
“The kids and the coaches were really excited for her,” Red Wing head coach Scott Haley said.
The only downside for Hadler was she could only play the first two periods after playing in the junior varsity game.
Nicole Schammel scored three goals to give her a team-high 20 on the season. Paige Haley and Emily Stegora both added two goals each. Haley also had two assists.
The eighth-ranked Wingers (9-2) outshot the Raiders, who they met last season in the Section 1A title game, 37-12.
Red Wing tweaked its lines a little bit as Scott Haley swapped Reagan Haley and Maddi Flack as centers. Reagan joined a line with Cori Fairbanks and Oberding, while Flack centered the line with Schammel and Stegora.
“For the time being it has created more balanced scoring,” Scott Haley said.
Wingers knock off another former section title opponent
The gap between the eighth-ranked Red Wing girls hockey team and Faribault turned into a chasm Tuesday as the Wingers dominated Faribault 7-2 in Faribault.
Two years ago the Falcons knocked off Red Wing in the Section 1A title game, but any thought of a competitive game evaporated quickly as the Wingers scored four goals in the first period.
Cori Fairbanks, Reagan Haley and Emily Stegora all scored two goals and Nicole Schammel added another. Stegora had three assists to go along with her goals for a five-point game. Haley assisted on two other goals and Paige Haley picked up two assists.
Lisa Nibbe made 24 stops in goal for Red Wing.
Reagan Haley scored two power-play goals in the first period while Fairbanks added a goal and Schammel scored a short-handed goal.
Faribault cut it to 4-1 in the second period, but Stegora made it a four-goal game.
Stegora and Fairbanks scored again in the third period while Taylor Salmonsen scored her second goal of the game in the third for the Falcons.