December 1, 2023 at 12:07 p.m.
AREA HOCKEY ROUND UP
Chisago Lakes Girls
Delano/Rockford 3, Chisago Lakes 2 (O.T.)
The Wildcats girls’ hockey team dominated Delano/Rockford on Saturday, November 18 at Chisago Lakes Arena, outshooting them 44-18, but lost 3-2 in overtime. Aly Vogelsang scored both Wildcat goals, and now has three goals in the Wildcats’ first two games.
Vogelsang got the Wildcats on the board just 19 seconds into the first period, assisted by Ella Perreault and Nora DeVries. Delano had just two shots in the first period but scored on one of them at the halfway point to tie the score at 1-1. Vogelsang put the Wildcats back in front with an unassisted power play goal just over 12 minutes into the second period, but Delano answered just 90 seconds later to knot the score at 2-2. The Wildcats outshot Delano 13-6 in the third period, but couldn’t put one past blazing hot Delano goalie Kayla Simonson – who stopped 42 of 44 shots for the game – and the game headed to overtime. The Wildcats again put pressure on Simonson, but Kaelyn Wittwer scored for Delano at 5:39 of overtime to hand the Wildcat their second loss of the young season.
Chisago Lakes Boys
Alexandria 4, Chisago Lakes 0
In the Wildcat’s season opener, the Alexandria Cardinals scored three goals in the first period and cruised to a 4-0 shutout win over the Wildcats Saturday, November 25 at Chisago Lakes Arena. Alexandria outshot the Wildcats 26-17 for the game, and Alexandria goalie Brady Metcalf stopped all 17 shots he faced to pick up the shutout.
Northern Edge Boys
River Falls Thanksgiving Invitational
Bloomington Kennedy 2, Northern Edge 1
Northern Edge played in the River Falls Thanksgiving Invitational at the Wildcat Centre in River Falls, Wisc. to kick off their 2023-2024 season. In the opener on Friday, November 24, Tyler Pearson jumpstarted the Edge, scoring just 1:20 into the first period to give the Edge a 1-0 lead over the Bloomington Kennedy Eagles.
Joshua Mehregan picked up the single assist. But the Eagles tied it up with a goal just 30 seconds into the second period. They put another one into the back of the net around the six -minute mark to take a 2-1 lead, and held on for a 2-1 win. The Edge outshot the Eagles 27-22 for the game. Edge goalie Riley Pickell stopped 22 of the 24 shots he faced in the loss.
River Falls 4, Northern Edge 0
In the Edge’s second tournament game, the host River Falls Wildcats peppered Edge goalie Riley Pickell with 21 shots in the first period and scored three times to take a 3-0 lead at the end of one. Pickell helped to keep his team in the game by stopping 19 of the 20 shots he faced after the first period, but Wildcat goalie Daniel Linn stopped all 17 shots he saw in the game and River Falls went on to shut out the Edge 4-0 on Saturday, November 25.