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Willmar blanked by Icebreakers

Erin Sheehan, left, of Willmar has her shot in the first period stopped by St. Cloud Icebreakers goalie Jenna Traut in a Central Lake Conference girls hockey game on Friday at the Willmar Civic Center. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton1 / 2
Willmar goalie Baylie Young, left, makes a save in the first period on a move by Mickey Moran (4) of the St. Cloud Icebreakers as Willmar's KyLee Hulscher defends Friday in Willmar. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton2 / 2

WILMAR -- The St. Cloud Icebreakers scored twice in the first 3:17 of the game and forced the Willmar girls hockey team into a hole it couldn't climb out of Friday.

The Cardinals lost the Central Lakes Conference and season home opener, 6-0.

Emily Ruegemer scored for the Icebreakers (a hockey-only co-op consisting of St. Cloud Apollo, Cathedral and now Tech) at the 2:25 mark of the first period, drilling a lefthanded shot from 25 feet. Katie Haus followed 42 seconds later.

St. Cloud added three goals in the second and a power-play goal in the third.

Each goal was scored by a different player. The Icebreakers flinged 41 shots on Willmar goalie Baylie Young, who recorded 35 saves.

The Cardinals host their Thanksgiving holiday Invitational starting next Friday with Morris/Benson, Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato and Mankato East scheduled to participate.

SC Icebreakers 6, Willmar 0

SC Icebreakers 2 3 1 -- 6

Willmar 0 0 0 -- 0

FIRST PERIOD - SCI: Emily Ruegemer (Julia Steigel) 2:35 ... SCI: Katie Haus (Zayda Ewing, Blair Curtis) 3:17

SECOND PERIOD - SCI: Mickey Moran (Megan Schwegman) 1:18 ... SCI: Casey Mitchell (Haus, Mary Spethmann) 5:31 ... SCI: Curtis (Moran, Spethmann) pp, 16:16

THIRD PERIOD - SCI: Shae Ebert (Ewing, Schwegman) 7:06

GOALIE SAVES - St. Cloud Icebreakers: Jenna Traut 5-1-3-9 ... Willmar: Baylie Young 7-18-10-35

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