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Girls Hockey: Cardinals topple Austin in shootout to win invite


WILLMAR — Annie Johnston’s goal in an overtime shootout lifted the Willmar Cardinals to a 3-2 victory over the Austin Packers on Saturday at the Cardinal Arena.

Goalie Johnika Wodash rejected all three Austin shots in the shootout.

Willmar’s second straight win after five losses to open the season gave the Cardinals first place in the Girls Hockey Classic.

Riley Schneider, from Johnston, tied the game 1-1 in the first three minutes of the second frame.

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