1/16/2020 4:23:00 PM 'Cats win three of four, move into top 10 and first in Mississippi 8
Chisago Lakes 7, SFNB 1 On a night when six-year-old Rose Devries led the Wildcat team onto the ice and her four sisters – senior Claire, junior Grace, freshman Laine and seventh-grader Nora – and their freshman cousin Malia Mckinnon comprised the starting lineup, the Wildcats celebrated with a 7-1 win over SFNB. Dani Burgen notched her second hat trick of the season. Both hat tricks have come at the expense of overmatched SFNB. The game was played at Chisago Lakes Arena on Tuesday, January 7.
The only thing that kept SFNB in the game for the first two periods was their goalie Mackenzie Johnson. The Wildcats outshot SFNB 35-4 in the first two periods, but Johnson stopped 33 of the 35 shots she faced to hold the Wildcats to a 2-1 lead after two. But the Wildcats put the game away with five goals on just ten shots in the third period. They scored three times in a 90-second span early in the period and added two more goals later to make the final score 7-1. Two Wildcat players had four points apiece in this once, and their names won’t come as a surprise. Burgen had three goals and an assist and Jenna Lawry tallied one goal and three assists. The Devries family got into the act, as well. Claire had a goal, Grace and Laine notched two assists each and Mckinnon had one assist. Megan Bye scored a goal and added two assists. Junior Riley Lyons scored her first goal of the season and eighth-grader Alyson Vogelsang picked up an assist for her first career point. Chisago Lakes 5, Mound Westonka 2 Jenna Lawry broke a 2-2 tie early in the third period with her second goal of the game and the Wildcats went on to beat the Mound Westonka Whitehawks 5-2 last Wednesday, January 8 at Chisago Lakes Arena. The Whitehawks outshot the Wildcats 34-31 for the game, but Wildcat goalie Anna Hanson came up big, allowing just two goals on the 34 shots she faced.
Grace Devries kicked off the scoring in this one with an unassisted goal at 12:25 of the first period to give the Wildcats a 1-0 lead. But the Whitehawks scored just 30 seconds later to tie the game at 1-1. Lawry responded with a power play goal with almost exactly one minute left in the period, assisted by Dani Burgen and Dylan Grilz, to put the Wildcats back up by one. Mound scored the only goal of the second period to tie the game at 2-2. Lawry scored an unassisted goal at 7:43 of the third period to give the Wildcats a 3-2 lead. Megan Bye scored with just over three minutes left in the game to give the Wildcats a little breathing room. Lawry picked up the lone assist. And 30 seconds later, Burgen scored, assisted by Bye, to make the final score 5-2.
Chisago Lakes 7, Princeton 3 After falling behind 3-2 early in the second period, the Wildcats scored five straight goals to blow out the Princeton Tigers 7-3 last Friday, December 10 at Princeton. Megan Bye, Jenna Lawry and Dani Burgen had two goals apiece in the victory.
Bye scored twice in the first period and the game was tied 2-2 after one. Lawry assisted on both goals and Burgen got an assist on the first one. Princeton scored just under a minute into the second period to take the lead. But the lead didn’t last long. Claire Devries scored at the 4:14 mark of the period, assisted by Malia Mckinnon, to tie the game at 3-3. And just over a minute later, with the Wildcats killing a penalty, Burgen scored a shorthanded goal, assisted by Lawry, to give the Wildcats a 4-3 lead.
Lawry scored another shorthanded goal three-and-a-half minutes into the third period, assisted by Burgen. Lawry scored again 17 seconds later, just after the Wildcat penalty expired, to put the Wildcats up 6-3. And Burgen scored a few minutes after that, assisted by Elyse Wilton, to make the final score 7-3. The Wildcats outshot the Tigers 16-6 in the third period and 40-24 for the game.
St. Paul United 9, Chisago Lakes 2 St. Paul United, who made it to the state tournament from Section 4A last year, scored three goals in the third period and added four more in the fourth as they cruised by the Wildcats 9-2 this past Monday, January 13. The loss stopped the Wildcat win streak at four. Two St. Paul players had hat tricks – Jenna Hoops had four goals and Sophia Hoppe scored three. And the other two St. Paul goals were scored by Elizabeth Allen. Hoppe also had three assists to go along with her three goals and Lucie Bond had an incredible five assists for St. Paul.
Things looked good early for the Wildcats as Jenna Lawry scored an unassisted shorthanded goal five minutes into the first period to give the Wildcats a 1-0 lead. But St. Paul tied it up with a power play goal less than 40 seconds later. The Wildcats re-took the lead on Megan Bye’s goal, assisted by Lawry, at the 10:23 mark of the period. But Hoppe scored on a penalty shot for St. Paul with four minutes left in the period to tie the game at 2-2. And it was all St. Paul after that, as they just kept scoring until they ran out of time. They outshot the Wildcats 46-30 for the game. Hockey Hullaballoo Junior Jenna Lawry has at least one point in 17 of the 18 Wildcat games so far this season. And she has multiple points in 13 of those games. She is tied for eleventh place in the state with 24 goals. She is seventh in assists with 24. And her 48 total points put her in eighth place in that category. The Wildcats have eight shorthanded goals this season and Lawry has scored four of them.
The Wildcats (11-4-3) are currently ranked eighth in the state in Class A. There 5-0-1 record in section play has them currently seeded second in section 5A, behind only the Breck Mustangs, who are ranked first overall in the state. And the Wildcats are all alone atop the Mississippi 8 Conference with a record of 4-0-0 in conference play.