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River Lakes Stars open with a big road win

Aubrey Griffin scores two goals to lift River Lakes past Waconia 6-2 in the season-opener Thursday night

WACONIA — The River Lakes girls hockey team opened the 2019-20 season with a 6-2 victory over Waconia on Thursday night.

The Stars got two goals and an assist from Aubrey Griffin and single goals from Tyra Johnson, Brooke Lemke, Kiana Roeske and McKynzie Cremers to beat Waconia.

Johnson and Roeske each had two assists and Hannah Zimmer added three assists for River Lakes.

The Stars next play at 7 p.m. at Morris/Benson Area’s Lee Community Center.

River Lakes 6,
Waconia 2

River Lakes \u0009 \u0009 2 \u0009 4 \u0009 0 — 6
Waconia \u0009 \u0009 1 \u0009 1 \u0009 0 — 2
FIRST PERIOD – (1) RL: Tyra Johnson (hannah Zimmer) 6:08 (2) RL: Kianna Roesek (Zimmer, Johnson) 7:27 (3) W: Mallory Vacek (unassisted) 14:06
SECOND PERIOD – (4) RL: Aubrey Griffin (unassisted) 7:30, pp (5) RL: Griffin (unassisted) 11:10 (6) RL: Brooke Lemke (Zimmer, Johnson) 13:00 (7) W: Madelyn Sullivan (Annika Mielke) 13:35 (8) RL: McKynzie Cremers (Roeske, Griffin) 15:17
THIRD PERIOD – No scoring
GOALIE SAVES/SHOTS – RL: Kaydence Roeske (12/10) … W: Jasmyn Neubert (41/35)

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Litchfield/D-C 7,
Prairie Centre 0

Kourtney Meilke scored a pure hat trick, getting three straight goals in the second period, to lift Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato to the victory at the Sauk Centre Civic Arena.

Grace Braaten, Emma DeWolf, Cassy Justison and Lydia Niemela also tallied goals for L/DC.

Sophia Hillmann and Kristin Foley each had three assists and Emily Johnson added two.

Avery Stillwell stopped all six shots in goal for the shutout.

L/DC plays Minnesota River at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Litchfield Civic Arena.

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Litchfield/DC \u0009 \u0009 \u0009 2 \u0009 3 \u0009 2 — 7
Prairie Centre \u0009 \u0009 0 \u0009 0 \u0009 0 — 0
FIRST PERIOD – (1) LDC Cassy Justison (Kristin Foley) 7:55 (2) LDC Lydia Niemela (Sophia Hillmann, Foley) 13:52
SECOND PERIOD – (3) LDC Kourtney Meilke (Alyssa Olson, Emily Johnson) 5:27 (4) LDC Meilke (Hillmann, Johnson) 8:52 (5) LDC Meilke (Foley) 12:27
THIRD PERIOD – (6) LDC Emma DeWolf (Hillmann) :11 (7) LDC Grace Braaten (Emmy Haataja) 16:15
GOALIE SAVES/SHOTS – L/DC: Avery Stilwell (6/6) … PC: Kennedy Lemke (39/32)
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