|12/23/2021 11:04:00 AM|
'Cats top Breck again, but fall to Gentry
Gentry Academy 13, Chisago Lakes 5
Cara Sajevic of Gentry Academy had hat tricks in both the first and third periods, and the Stars crushed the Wildcats 13-5 Tuesday, December 14 at the TRIA rink in St. Paul. The Stars, ranked sixth in Class AA, outshot the Wildcats 39-22 for the game and scored seven goals on just 12 shots in the third period. Some of the intensity from last year’s state tournament semifinal matchup seemed to have spilled over into this game, as the teams combined for 17 penalties, including two double minors for roughing on each team midway through the first period.
Dani Burgen had two goals and two assists for the Wildcats. Kayla Bluhm, Rilee Winters, and Dani Brunette scored the other three goals. Brunette had two assists and Aly Vogelsang, Syd Kerkow, and Winters each picked up an assist.
Mound Westonka 5, Chisago Lakes 2
The Wildcats opened and closed the scoring against the Mound Westonka White Hawks, but the White Hawks scored five goals in between and beat the Wildcats 5-2 Saturday, December 18 at Chisago Lakes arena. Mound Westonka, ranked fourth in Class A, outshot the Wildcats 36-20 for the game.
Dani Burgen scored the only goal of the first period, assisted by Dani Brunette, to put the Wildcats up 1-0. Mound Westonka came back with three goals in the second period – one at even strength, one shorthanded and one on a power play – to go up 3-1. They added two more goals in the third period before Rilee Winters scored with five minutes to go, assisted by Burgen, to make the final score 5-2. There were penalties galore for the second game in a row. The Wildcats were called for nine of the 14 penalties, including a game misconduct for boarding with 20 seconds left in the game.
Chisago Lakes 2, Breck 1
Freshman Joee Westland scored her first career goal to break a 1-1 tie in the second period and the Wildcats went on to beat the Breck Mustangs 2-1 Monday, December 20 at Chisago Lakes Arena. The Wildcats stifled the Mustangs, outshooting them 25-11 for the game. Wildcats goalie Brianna Ritter stopped ten of the eleven shots she faced to pick up the win.
All three of the game’s goals came in a six-minute stretch of the second period. Dani Brunette scored an unassisted goal at 2:56 to give the Wildcats a 1-0 lead. The Mustangs scored a power play goal three minutes later to tie the game at 1-1. Westland scored her game winner at 8:44, assisted by Tianna Ritter and Aly Vogelsang. And, after two penalty-filled games, this game was a lot more calm, featuring just four penalties.
The first game for the Wildcats (6-7) after the Christmas break will be against the Duluth Marshall Hilltoppers on Wednesday, December 29 at Mars Lakeview Arena in Duluth at 3 p.m.