Girls Hockey: Another win for Red WingSecond-ranked Red Wing goes to 17-1 with a 7-4 win over No. 17 Northfield
By: R-E Sports Staff, The Republican Eagle
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Katelyn Hadler tallied a goal for the Red Wing girls hockey team less than a minute in into the opening period Thursday.
The Northfield Raiders then had two unanswered goals on their home ice. Cassie Thomas netted a power-play goal at 5 minutes, 4 seconds of the period, and Annie Pumper popped in a goal with 1:45 left in the first, giving the Raiders hope for an upset.
But Red Wing’s top line increased the pressure in the second period and that led to a 7-4 victory.
Nicole Schammel, the state’s leading scorer, added four more goals and an assist for the Wingers (17-1, 4-0 Missota). Reagan Haley had a goal and three assists, Emily Stegora tallied a goal and an assist and Paige Haley contributed two assists in the win. Maddy Hardyman and Kayla Oberding each had an assist.
Cassie Thomas scored twice for 17th-ranked Northfield (8-8, 2-4 Missota), while Aleisha Bielenberg finished with a goal and two assists.
Schammel scored three times in the second period, the first at 4:41, then a power-play goal at 7:35 and her last goal coming at 13:19 on another power play. Stegora also scored in the period, at 7:55, to give Red Wing a 5-2 lead into the second intermission.
Schammel added her final goal of the night 45 seconds into the final period on an assist from Paige Haley and Oberding.
Northfield fought back with a goal by Bielenberg and a power-play goal by Thomas at 11:13 to pull within two goals but it was too late. Reagan Haley scored to make it a 7-4 game less than a minute later.
Ashley Corcoran made 20 saves in the victory, and Lizzy Shellum made 25 stops for the Raiders.
The Wingers travel Jan. 10 to Shakopee.