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Willmar eighth-grade forward Riley Schneider, right, fights to keep her balance tangling with Austin seventh-grade forward Myia Hoium in the first period Saturday in the championship game of the Cardinal Classic Thanksgiving Tournament at Cardinal Arena in Willmar. Tribune photos by Rand Middleton.

Girls Hockey: Cards rally past Austin to win own tournament


WILLMAR -- The Willmar Cardinals cut it close the second day in a row to win its own Thanksgiving Classic at the Civic Center Saturday.

After coming from behind in the third period on Friday to beat Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato 2-1, the Cardinals came from down 1-0 after one period to dispatch Austin 4-3 with a goal late in the third period.

Eighth-grader Riley Schneider scored her second goal of the game to break a 3-3 tie with 3:08 left on the clock.

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