Andover gets off to roaring start, Warroad needs OT as puck drops on Minnesota girls season
The first official weekend of girls high school hockey did not disappoint. Find out the winners and losers of the first few days of the season along with our featured game of the week.
The first weekend of girls high school hockey did not disappoint. Multiple top-ranked teams clashed and rival foes faced-off over the first few games of the season.
The reigning state champion in Class AA, Andover, asserted its dominance after defeating Benilde-St. Margaret's, 7-0, and Edina, 3-0. Sophomore Courtney Little leads the Huskies with five points (one goal, four assists).
The Rink Live's featured game of the week between rivals Stillwater and Hill-Murray resulted in a close 3-0 win for the Pioneers. Jessica Dochniak scored the only non-empty-net-goal for Hill-Murray, while teammate Grace Zhan posted a shutout.
The top two teams in Class A also met in the first weekend of play. Warroad just barely edged rival Proctor/Hermantown in a 3-2 overtime thriller. Sophomore Kaiya Sandy tallied the game-winner in the extra frame.
Featured Game of the Week:
The Rink Live's featured game of the week comes between two Class AA teams looking to move their way up the top-10 rankings. Grand Rapids-Greenway will travel to Rogers to take on the Royals on at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19.
Neither team has played a game yet. GR-G will open their season on Nov. 15 against Bemidji, while Rogers plays their very first game of the season in the match against the Lightning.
Rogers is led by McKenna Sandberg and Ava Johansson on offense, and recent D-I commit Avery Achterkirch will likely make a big step-up this season. For Grand Rapids-Greenway, keep an eye on 2021-22 leading scorer Mercury Bischoff , alongside Kalle Reed , and Molly Pierce .
Stay tuned to our social media pages for photos and videos from the game, live scoring updates and post-game interviews.
There are multiple games on Tuesday that will pique the interest of high school fans across the state. Stillwater (1-1) travels to Cretin-Derham Hall (0-1), while Luverne (0-0) battles rival New Ulm (0-1), and Holy Family (1-0) tackles Wayzata (2-0).
On Thursday, Nov. 17, Mankato East (1-0) travels to Owatonna (2-0), which should be a tight match-up. The next day, Roseau (1-0) travels to Alexandria (0-1).
On Saturday, there will be a Class A battle as Orono (1-0-1) travels north to Warroad (2-0). Breck (1-1) takes on Visitation (0-1), Lakeville North (0-2) clashes with the new Metro-South squad (1-0), and a top-AA matchup between Andover (2-0) and Gentry Academy (1-0) will also be played.