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Girls Hockey: Wingers fall to Irondale in overtime

With less than two minutes to play, Nicole Schammel and Reagan Haley hooked up to give Red Wing a 4-3 lead in Saturday’s nonconference game against Irondale. But the Knights responded with two goals of their own, including the game-winner 90 seconds into overtime, to hand the Wingers a 5-4 road loss.

Red Wing battled from behind most of the game as Irondale got out to a 1-0 lead when Alex Toupal scored 12 minutes, 28 seconds into the first period. Katelyn Hadler tied the game for the Wingers at 14:44 on an assist from Schammel.

The Knights would take the lead for a second time when Maddie Hentges beat Red Wing goaltender Ashley Corcoran at 4:54 of the second period. Haley, on assists from Kayla Oberding and Caitie Turcotte, scored at 15:40 to knot the game 2-2 heading into the second intermission.

Toupal scored a second time to give Irondale the lead once again at 4:26 before Emily Stegora, at 8:24, evened things up on assists from Haley and Schammel.

Schammel then scored to give the Wingers a lead at 15:11. But that advantage would last just 70 seconds before Toupal completed her hat trick at 16:25. Hentges scored at 1:30 of overtime to end the game.

Corcoran made 29 saves in the loss. Red Wing had 37 shots on goal.

The Wingers (12-6-0) will get back into Missota Conference play Tuesday with a trip to New Prague (9-10-0). Chaska/Chanhassen (13-4-1) will visit Prairie Island Arena Thursday. 

Kyle Stevens
Kyle Stevens is a sports reporter for the Red Wing Republican Eagle. Previously, Kyle worked at the Owatonna People’s Press, as well as KWLM and KLFN in Willmar. You can contact Kyle by phone at (651) 301-7879, via e-mail at, and follow him on Twitter @RE_KStevens.
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