Girls hockey: Willmar wins Invitational
WILLMAR -- The Willmar girls hockey team continued its strong start to the season with a 2-1 win over Austin in the Willmar Invitational championship game on Saturday at the Willmar Civic Center.
Willmar's Miranda Roelofs scored the winning goal on the powerplay at 4:20 of the third period. Amelia Amon scored the Cardinals' first goal unassisted at 7:17 of the first period.
Willmar goalie Baylie Young made 24 saves, including 11 in the second period when Austin mustered its best offensive attack.
The Cardinals are now 5-0-1. They defeated Morris/Benson Area on Friday to earn a spot in the championship game.
"We played a complete game against Austin," said Cardinals head coach Jason Mayer. "We killed off five of six Austin powerplays. With our seventh powerplay goal of the year, we continued to play a strong special teams game on both our power play and penalty kill."
The Cardinals play next at Hutchinson on Tuesday.
Willmar 2, Austin 1
Austin 1 0 0 -- 1
Willmar 1 0 1 -- 2
FIRST PERIOD - W: Amelia Amon 7:17
SECOND PERIOD - A: Carley Grunewald (Vanessa Talamantes) 15:06
THIRD PERIOD - W: Miranda Roelofs (Annie Johnston) 4:20
GOALIE SAVES - A: Allison Hoban 31 ... W: Baylie Young 24