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January 21, 2019

12/13/2018 2:47:00 PM
Wildcats finally get their first win, beating Somerset 7-4

Rogers 5, Chisago Lakes 3
A goal by Claire DeVries early in the third period cut the Rogers lead to one, but the Bluejackets held off the Wildcat girls’ hockey team until scoring an empty-netter with 90 seconds to go in the game to seal a 5-3 win  The game was played Tuesday, December 4 at Chisago Lakes Arena.

The Royals jumped to an early lead with a goal just over a minute into the game.  Jenna Lawry evened the score with a goal at 7:59 of the period, assisted by DeVries and Danielle Burgen.  Rogers scored exactly one minute later to re-take the lead and added another goal later in the period to lead 3-1 after one.  Lawry scored just 17 seconds into the second period to cut the Royal lead to 3-2.  Danielle Burgen picked up the assist.   But Rogers scored a power play goal a few minutes later to push their lead back to two goals.
The pesky Wildcats refused to go away.  DeVries scores at 3:25 of the third period, assisted by Lawry, to cut the Royal lead to 4-3, but that was all the Wildcats could muster as they went down to their sixth defeat of the season.  The Royals outshot the Wildcats 25-16 for the game.
Chisago Lakes 7, Western Wisconsin 4
Jenna Lawry had a hat trick and an assist and playmaker Danielle Burgen has a goal and three assists to lead the Wildcats to a 7-4 win over the Western Wisconsin Stars last Friday, December 7 at Chisago Lakes Arena.  The Wildcats won despite being outshot 43-28 by the Stars.  Making her first start of the season, Wildcat goalie Anna Kittleson shined, stopping 39 of the 43 shots she faced.

In the first period, Lawry scored twice and Claire DeVries added a power play goal to give the Wildcats a 3-0 lead.  Western Wisconsin scored just over two minutes into the second period to cut the Wildcat lead to 3-1.  The Wildcats answered with two goals in the next two minutes – a power play goal by Grace Devries and goal by Danielle Burgen – to push their lead to 5-1.  The Stars scored twice in the middle of the period to cut the Wildcat lead to 5-3, but Lawry responded with an even strength goal with 44 seconds left in the period to complete her hat trick and give the Wildcats a 6-3 lead.  The teams traded power play goals late in the period, including Kayla Bluhm’s second goal of the season for the Wildcats, to make the final score 7-4.  The Wildcats had trouble staying out of the penalty box in this one, taking seven penalties.  They killed four of six Wester Wisconsin power play opportunities, including a five-on-three late in the second period.  The Wildcats scored on two of their three power play opportunities in the game.  Grace DeVries had two assists in the game, and Bluhm, Malia Mckinnon, Claire DeVries, Laine Devries and Elyse Wilton has one assist each.
Hockey Hullaballoo
The Wildcats (3-6) will head out on the road for the next couple of games.  They will go to the Buffalo Civic Center for a Mississippi 8 conference matchup against the Bison tonight at 7 p.m.  And next Tuesday, December 18 they will travel to Princeton to take on the Tigers at 7 p.m. in another conference battle.

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