Girls Hockey: River Lakes snaps Card’s win streak at four games
WILLMAR — The River Lakes Stars outshot Willmar 42-23 on the way to a 6-2 win at the Cardinal Arena on Thursday to end the Cardinals’ win streak at four.
River Lakes came out firing putting 17 shots on Willmar goalie Madison Sandberg for a 4-1 lead after one period.
Rachel Prozinski’s second goal of the stanza was a a 15-footer from the slot perfectly place just below the cross bar. It was the first of two consecutive powerplay goals by the Stars (7-3-3).
Willmar coach JaColby Anderson said the Stars did a good job executing the power play.
“They really cycled the puck well and drawing us out of position. Overall, they did a good job controlling the puck.”
Laurin Sing and Brooke Mayer notched goals for the Cardinals.
Shelby Teal, Sydney Caron, Erin Porwoll and Shaye Cogelow-Ruter also scored goals for the Stars.
Shana Clark, the winning goalie, stopped 21 Willmar salvos. Sandberg made 36 saves.
The Cardinals outscored opponents 21-5 during their four-game win streak but didn’t look as sharp this time out after only one practice since Saturday’s upset win over Mankato East.
The Stars beat Willmar 4-3 on Dec. 4 and will meet again Jan. 15 in Willmar. This meeting was non-conference, the remnant of a canceled invitational.
River Lakes (7-3-3) 4 1 1 — 6
Willmar (9-6) 1 0 1 — 2
FIRST PERIOD – RL: Shelby Teal (Erin Porwoll, Rachel Porzinski) 4:34 … Wil: Lauren Sing (Brooke Mayer) 9:37 … RL: Prozinski (Teal) 11:44 … RL: Sydney Caron (Allie Stanger) 13:35 … RL: R. Prozinski (Jocie Kooiman, Shaye Cogelow-Ruter) 16:43 pp
SECOND PERIOD – RL: Erin Porwoll (R. Prozinski, Cogelow-Ruter) 11:37, pp
THIRD PERIOD – RL: Cogelow-Ruter 3:12 … Wil: Mayer (Shelby Schneider) 8:37, pp
GOALIE SAVES – River Lakes: Shana Clark 8-9-4-21 … Willmar: Madison Sanberg 13-12-11-36