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Girls hockey: Cardinals clip Otters

FERGUS FALLS — Shelby Schneider picked up the puck in front of the Fergus Falls net and beat goalie Jordie Salwei with a back-hand shot to lead the Willmar girls hockey team to a 3-2 comeback win over the Otters in a Central Lakes Conference game on Thursday.

The Cardinals, who trailed by a goal after two periods, tied the game on Annie Johnston’s goal at 4:36 of the third period, and Schneider scored the game-winner less than 30 seconds later.

Willmar goalie Maddie Sandberg made 26 stops, and Lauren Sing got the Cardinals on the board with a goal at 3:42 of the first period.

The Cardinals, now 2-7-1 in the league and 10-8-1 overall, play at Wadena/Deer Creek at 7 p.m. today.

Willmar 3,

Fergus Falls 2

Willmar (2-7-1 10-8-1).........1  0  2 — 3

Fergus Falls (3-5-1 8-9-2)....1  1  0 — 2

FIRST PERIOD – F: Stephanie Kolstad 0:25 … W: Lauren Sing (Allison Freese) 3:42

SECOND PERIOD – F: Megan Niblock 2:36

THIRD PERIOD – W: Annie Johnston (Miranda Roelofs, Riley Schneider) 4:36 … W: Shelby Schneider 5:00

GOALIE SAVES – Willmar: Maddie Sandberg 26 … Fergus Falls: Jordie Salwei 28