1/2/2020 3:53:00 PM CL crushes Delano at holiday classic
Chisago Lakes 6, Delano/Rockford 0 The Wildcats played Delano/Rockford in the opening game in the Silver Division of the Herb Brooks Holiday Classic – formerly known as the Schwan’s Cup – this past Monday, December 30. Led by a goal and four assists from Jenna Lawry, they scored twice in each of the three periods and shut out Delano 6-0. Leading scorer Dani Burgen was not available for the tournament because she is playing for the U.S Under-18 Women’s National Team in the World Championship in Slovakia this week.
Malia Mckinnon scored midway through the first period, assisted by Lawry, to give the Wildcats the lead. Lawry scored an unassisted goal on the power play with 19 seconds left in the first period to double the Wildcat lead to 2-0. The Wildcats scored two more power play goals in the second period. Mckinnon scored five minutes into the period, assisted by Lawry and Megan Bye. And with just over four minutes left in the period, Megan Bye put one in the back of the net to make the score 4-0. Lawry and Grace Devries picked up the assists. Claire Devries scored an unassisted goal midway through the third period. Bye added her second power play goal of the game later in the period, assisted by Lawry and Grace Devries, to make the final score 6-0.
The Wildcats outshot Delano/Rockford 41-29 for the game. Wildcat goalie Anna Hanson stopped all 29 shots she faced to pick up the shutout.
Hockey Hullaballoo The U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team went 2-1 in the preliminary rounds of the World Championships. Burgen is playing on the third line and does not yet have a point in the tournament. The U.S. faced Russia in a semifinal game yesterday and will play in either the championship game or the third-place game today.
The Wildcats (7-2-2) will host Orono Saturday at 2 p.m. at Chisago Lakes Arena. And they will welcome St. Francis/North Branch (SFNB) to Chisago Lakes Arena Tuesday, January 7 at 7 p.m.
Saturday is Chisago Lakes Hockey Alumni Day. After the girls’ game ends at 4 p.m. and before the boys’ game starts at 6 p.m., the Chisago Lakes High School hockey program will honor Chisago Lakes male and female players who played in college after their Wildcat hockey career was over. Kevin Baumgard led a permanent display project to honor those players. You can see the results in the lobby of the Chisago Lakes Arena.