Willmar blanked by River Lakes
WILLMAR -- River Lakes showed they met business scoring 16 seconds into the game and again just a minute later to ignite a 7-0 victory over the Willmar Cardinals in girls Central Lakes Conference hockey on Thursday night.
Allie Stalboerger had a hat trick and Kenzie Novak a pair of goals and two assists to lead the Stars, who went to 3-1-1 in the CLC.
"They're fast and move the puck well," said Willmar coach Ross Dahl. "They're very skilled. They have most of their team back and are certainly one of the best teams in the conference."
The Stars outshot the Cardinals 34-16.
Kasey Nyberg earned the shutout for River Lakes, making 16 stops.
Jessica Lohrman, busy as usual this season, made 27 stops in the Willmar net.
Willmar had many good chances on Nyberg, but she turned away open shots by Ashley Hutton, Chelsey Wierschem, Chelsey Bielhartz and Krista Hanson.
"We played a strong second period, we really battled," said Dahl, "but we just can't finish (scoring chances)."
River Lakes 7, Willmar 0
River Lakes (3-1-1, 6-4-1)....4 2 1 -- 7
Willmar (0-5, 0-7).................0 0 0 -- 0
FIRST PERIOD - RL: Allie Stalboerger (Abbie Rhoda, Jenn Paul) :16 ... RL: Marie Omann (Kenzie Novak) 1:13 .. RL: Novak (Omann, Amber Schultzenberge) 11:01, pp .... RL: Stalberger (Rhoda, Paul) 15:03
SECOND PERIOD - RL: Stalberger (Paul, Novak) :29, pp ... RL: Schultzenberge (unassisted) 15:34
THIRD PERIOD - RL: Novak (Alyssa Kemper, Emma Schott) 8:00.
Goalie saves - River Lakes: Kasey Nyberg 7-7-2-16; Willmar: Jessica Lohrman 12 8 7-27
NEXT -- Willmar: Dec. 17, home vs. Morris/Benson Area, 3 p.m.
Alexandria 7, Morris/Benson Area 1
Laura Berens scored the lone goal for the Storm (0-2) on an assist from Brittany Sharstrom in the third period.
Morris/Benson Area goalie Hannah Horeka had 37 saves, including 14 in the second period.
Abbie Williams had the hat trick for Alexandria (9-0). She also assisted on one goal for the Cardinals.
Alexandria (9-0)..................2 3 2 -- 7
Morris/Benson Area (0-2)...0 0 1 -- 1
FIRST PERIOD - Alex: Abbie Williams (Brittany Bruzek) 3:58 ... Alex: Katie Holt (unassisted) :33
SECOND PERIOD - Alex: Williams (Katherine DelZoppo, Bruzek) 10:46 ... Alex: Williams (unassisted) 8:31 ... Alex: Sara Toft (Andrea Toft, Courtney Walsh) 7:31
THIRD PERIOD - Alex: DelZoppo (Ashley Holmes, Bruzek) 14:48 ... MBA: Laura Berens (Brittany Sharstrom) 5:46 ... Alex: Bruzek (Kaitlyn Murphy, Williams) 4:37
Goalie saves - Alexandria: Danielle Justice 4-8-7-19; Morris/Benson Area: Hannah Horeka 12-14-11-37