Busy Week for Girls Hockey at Home
February 10, 2020
Photo by Renee Grover
Moorhead Girls Hockey played three games this past week. The Spuds opened play vs Roseau on Jan 21. Roseau scored quickly with two goals in the first minute and eight seconds of the game. Moorhead put eight shots on goal but mostly skated defensively. The Rams went on to add four goals in the second period and two more in the third. Moorhead had 22 shots on goal but were unable to capitalize on any of their attempts. Goalies Haleigh Storbakken and Kylee Janke (third period) blocked 33 of the 41 attempts by the Rams.
Detroit Lakes came to town on Jan 23 to play the second game of a doubleheader at the Moorhead Sports Center. The Spuds skated strong against the Lakers. Ava Kistner popped in the first goal knocking in a rebound off a shot by Brianna Krejci who was assisted by Bria Holm. Twenty-six seconds later, Haliley Hedlund scored after a puck was left sitting in front of the net; goal was assisted by Olivia Dronen and Madalyn Spaeth. At just under a minute to play in the first, Kistner fed Krejci who sniped one into the net for a goal and a 3-0 lead going into the break. Holm scored unassisted just 1:49 into second-period play. Later, Kistner scored on a feed from Holm with an assist to Krejci. Hedlund got on the board next when she scored on a rebound after a shot by Spaeth, who had started the play with an intercepted pass from the Lakers. The Lakers scored with just 23 seconds remaining in play in the second period.
There was no scoring in the third period until Olivia Dronen scored at the 12:36 mark, on a pass from Ellie Feeney. Dronen passed the puck between her own skates and then flipped the puck past the goalie from there. Kenzie O’Connell sent the puck to Krecji for another Spud goal. Then just a couple of minutes later she knocked in a rebound for her first varsity goal, assisted by Krejci and Ella Grafstrom. The Spuds put 38 shots on the Lakers’ goaltender. Spud goalie Haleigh Storbakken blocked 13 of the 14 attempts by the Lakers.
On Jan 25, the Spuds hosted the Lumberjacks for senior night. The teams skated evenly through the scoreless first period with shots on goal 7-6 in favor of the Jacks. Moorhead mustered more offense in the second period spending more time in the Bemidji zone but were unable to get the puck into the net. Spuds put 14 shots on goal to just two by Bemidji. Then two minutes into play in the third period, Olivia Dronen scored, assisted by Hailey Hedlund. Less than 30 seconds later, Maiah Aanenson got called for hooking putting Bemidji on the power play, and they capitalized only four seconds into the penalty, scoring to tie the game. Bria Holm scored off a Kistner rebound to retake the lead. Next, Hedland took a feed from Dronen and wrapped it around the net for a 3-1 Moorhead lead. The Jacks pulled their goalie but the Spuds held off the attack for the win. The Spuds had 36 shots on the Bemidji goaltender. Goalie Haleigh Storbakken had another very good game for the Spuds stopping 14 of the 15 shots Bemidji had on goal.