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Willmar sophomore forward Kierra Miller (12) attempts to break through the Morris/Benson Area defense as MBA 7th-grade forward Hallie Watzke (7) and freshman defenseman Nicole Berens (16) guard the slot in the first period Friday at Willmar. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton

Girls Hockey: Cardinals blank MBA to earn 1st win


WILLMAR — Junior forward Shelby Schneider uncorked a hat trick in the first period as the Willmar Cardinals tumbled the Morris/Benson Storm 13-0 on Friday evening for their first win of the season.

The Cardinals (1-5) will take on the Austin Packers (3-4) at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Civic Center in the Willmar Girls Hockey Classic championship game.

Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Wadena-Deer Creek (3-4) will play the Storm (0-3) at 2 p.m. for third place.

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Rand Middleton

Covers Willmar and area high schools and Ridgewater College, plus amateur baseball, stock car racing and fitness events in summer. Writes weekly column since 1980. Began working in radio and at weekly newspaper in Munising, Michigan, in 1972. Started parttime at West Central Daily Tribune Sept. 1974. Fulltime beginning Feb. 1979. Married to Tribune news clerk Donna (Miller) Middleton, formerly of Kerkhoven. 2 grown children. 

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