Girls hockey: Burgen, Wildcats beat River Lakes

UMD commit scores four points in 5-3 victory featuring two state-ranked teams.
Girls Hockey
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LINDSTROM — Two top-10 teams in Class A met up Monday for an early week girls hockey matchup as sixth-ranked Chisago Lakes was host to the ninth-ranked River Lakes Stars.

Led by a four-point evening from senior Danielle Burgen, the host Wildcats left the rink a 5-3 victor.

Burgen, a University of Minnesota-Duluth recruit, had two assists and a goal in the second period that put Chisago Lakes ahead 3-1. Then in the third, after the Stars’ Kianna Roeske cut the deficit to one, Burgen notched an unassisted power-play goal at 13 minutes, 53 seconds for the final score of the game.

Kayla Bluhm, Danielle Brunette and Aly Vogelsang also scored goals for the Wildcats, who got their first win of the 2021-22 season.

Roeske had a hand in all three of River Lakes’ goals. The Minnesota State-Mankato recruit scored twice, including a shorthanded goal. She also had an assist on a power-play goal from Ayla McLellan in the second.


Chisago Lakes had a 55-25 edge in shots on goal. Kaydence Roeske had 50 saves for the Stars while Brianna Ritter made 22 stops for the Wildcats.

Dropping its first game of the season, River Lakes will look to rebound with the Central Lakes Conference opener against Willmar at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Koronis Civic Arena in Paynesville.

The game is a matchup between the last two Section 6A champions, with the Cardinals winning the section in 2019-20 and the Stars in 2020-21.

Chisago Lakes 5,
River Lakes 3

River Lakes (2-1-0) 0 2 1 — 3
Chisago Lakes (1-3-0) 0 3 2 — 5
FIRST PERIOD – No goals.
SECOND PERIOD – (1) CL: Kayla Bluhm (Danielle Burgen) 0:36 … (2) CL: Danielle Brunette (Burgen, Sydney Kerkow) 3:51 … (3) RL: Ayla McLellan (Kianna Roeske, Jordyn Bebus) 10:52 PP … (4) CL: Burgen (Brooke Klemz) 15:44 … (5) RL: Roeske (unassisted) 16:26.
THIRD PERIOD – (6) CL: Aly Vogelsang (Nora DeVries) 1:29 … (7) RL: Roeske (Brielle Cremers) 13:37 SH … (8) CL: Burgen (unassisted) 13:53 PP.

GOALIE SAVES/SHOTS – River Lakes: Kaydence Roeske 50/55 … Chisago Lakes: Brianna Ritter 22/25.

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