High School Hockey: Hansen, Mielke push Litchfield/D-C Dragons past Bulldogs

Read how two third-period goals propelled Litch/D-C to first win of 2021, 3-2

LITCHFIELD — The Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato girls hockey team used a pair of third-period goals to capture its first win of the season.

The Dragons beat Minnesota River 3-2 Saturday from the Litchfield Civic Arena.

Tied 1-1 with 8 minutes, 3 seconds remaining in regulation, Dragons senior forward Ella Hansen notched the go-ahead after receiving an assist from senior forward Lauren Brock.

Litchfield/D-C senior forward Kourtney Mielke made it a 3-1 contest when she delivered an unassisted goal 12:18 into the third. Mielke collected a helper in the second period on a score from sophomore defender Lauren Erickson.

The visitors cut the deficit to 3-2 when Adrianna Bixby scored on the power play with 47 seconds left.


Dragons senior goaltender Avery Stilwell stopped 25 shots in the win.

Amelia Messer had 27 saves for the Bulldogs.

Litchfield/D-C plays at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Waconia.

Litchfield/D-C 3,
Minnesota River 2

Minnesota River (1-2-0) 0 1 1 — 2
Litchfield/D-C (1-2-0) 0 1 2 — 3
FIRST PERIOD – No scoring
SECOND PERIOD – (1) M: Nicole McCabe (Anna Pavlo, Makenna Mueller), 2:06 ... (2) L: Lauren Erickson (Kourtney Mielke), 12:20
THIRD PERIOD – (3) L: Ella Hansen (Lauren Block), 9:57 ... (4) L: Mielke (unassisted), 12:18 SH ... (5) M: Adrianna Bixby (Molly Voeltz), 16:13 PP
GOALIE SAVES/SHOTS – Minnesota River: Amelia Messer 27/30 … Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato: Avery Stilwell 25/27

Boys Hockey

MBA Storm 3,
May-Port (N.D.) 1

Brady DeHaan, Ryan Tolifson and Will Breuer each produced goals to help Morris/Benson Area defeat Mayville-Portland (N.D.) on Saturday from Morris.

Peyton LeClair stopped 20 shots to collect the win in net.

May-Port (5-4-0) 0 0 1 — 1
MBA Storm (1-2-0) 2 1 0 — 0
FIRST PERIOD – (1) MBA: Brady DeHaan (Brady Loge, Will Breuer), 8:04 ... (2) MBA: Ryan Tolifson (Cole Blume), 14:16
SECOND PERIOD – (3) MBA: Breuer (Zach Bruns), 16:31
THIRD PERIOD – (4) MP: Lucas Fugleberg (Noah Mehus), 5:56

GOALIE SAVES/SHOTS – May-Port: Trevin Applegren 24/27 … MBA Storm: Peyton LeClair 20/21

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