Girls Hockey: Wingers dominant despite slow startIt might be hard to come away from a 6-2 victory disappointed but Red Wing girls hockey coach Scott Haley said he felt disappointed with the way the Wingers played through the first two periods Tuesday against Holy Angels at Prairie Island Arena in Red Wing.
By: R-E Sports Staff, The Republican Eagle
It might be hard to come away from a 6-2 victory disappointed but Red Wing girls hockey coach Scott Haley said he felt disappointed with the way the Wingers played through the first two periods Tuesday against Holy Angels at Prairie Island Arena in Red Wing.
Red Wing, ranked eighth in Class A, held a 3-2 lead after two periods but put together a dominant third period. The Wingers (13-5-1, 7-1 Missota), who finished with 58 shots on goal, outshot the Stars 23-2 in the third period and got goals from Nicole Schammel, Kayla Oberding and Emily Stegora to close out the game on a good note. Oberding returned to the lineup for the first time since breaking her wrist.
“I thought we started slow and I thought we had a pretty poor second and we played a strong third period,” Haley said. “I felt like the effort picked up drastically in the third.”
Senior defenseman Elle Anderson had two goals and two assists for Red Wing. Anderson scored twice in the second period, the first coming on a wrist shot from the slot and the other on a power play on an assist from Schammel. Anderson’s goals came less than two minutes apart.
“She just had a good night,” Haley said. “It was one of those nights where she was seeing the ice better than she had.”
Madeline Flack scored her first goal of the season in the first period to stake Red Wing to a 1-0 lead on an assist from Stegora.
The Wingers built a 3-0 lead after Anderson’s second goal, but Holy Angels answered with two goals to make it 3-2.
Lisa Nibbe made 17 saves in goal for Red Wing, which won its third consecutive game.
The Wingers face Farmington Friday in Farmington.