Prep Hockey Roundup: St. Cloud skates by Willmar girls

Icebreakers score four second-period goals on their way to 6-1 win

WILLMAR — A four-goal second period was the difference for the St. Cloud Icebreakers in their 6-1 girls hockey victory over Willmar on Tuesday night.

Junior forward Kat Bell had two goals for St. Cloud in the Central Lakes Conference win at the Willmar Civic Center.

Kessa Mara scored the Cardinals’ lone goal, getting assists from Nina Dawson and Katie Hagen.

The Icebreakers are now 3-2 in the CLC. Willmar is 0-4.

The Cardinals play conference-leading Fergus Falls at 7:15 p.m. Thursday in Willmar.


Girls Hockey
St. Cloud 6,
Willmar 1

St. Cloud (6-4) 2 4 0 — 6
Willmar (4-5) 0 1 0 — 1
FIRST PERIOD – (1) SC: Jenna Amundson (Lauren Juncewski, Peyton Mathiasen) :42 … (2) Kat Bell (Teagan Ruprecht) 1:28.
SECOND PERIOD – (3) SC: Cailey Davidson (Ally Breidenbach) 5:04 … (4) W: Kessa Mara (Nina Dawson, Katie Hagen) 6:35 … (5) SC: Kylie Smith (Molly Burkstrand) 7:22 … (6) SC: Cailey Davison (unassisted) 8:35, SH … (7) SC: Bell (unassisted) 14:28
THIRD PERIOD – No scoring
GOALIE SAVES/SHOTS – SC: Kailee Falconer 16/17 … W: Brynn Grieger 28/34

Sartell/Sauk Rapids 2,
River Lakes 1

Sartell/Sauk Rapids won the Central Lakes Conference game over River Lakes at Paynesville.

The Storm’N Sabres are now 2-3 in the conference and 3-7 overall. River Lakes is 1-3 in the CLC and 5-4 overall.

River Lakes plays Alexandria at 7:15 p.m. Thursday at Paynesville.

Boys Hockey
Sartell 1,
River Lakes 0 (OT)

Jack Schmitz scored at 7:26 of overtime to lift Sartell past River Lakes at Bernick’s Arena in Sartell.

Schmitz’s goal was assisted by Carter Bollinger and Teddy McCabe. Senior goaltender Brandon Bonach made 21 saves to record the shutout for the Sabres, who are 2-0 in Central Lakes Conference play.

Carson Cronquist made 27 saves for River Lakes, now 0-2 in the conference.

River Lakes plays Alexandria at 7:15 p.m. Thursday at the Runestone Community Center.

River Lakes (2-4) 0 0 0 0— 0
Sartell (3-2) 0 0 0 1 — 1
FIRST PERIOD – No scoring
SECOND PERIOD – No scoring
THIRD PERIOD – No scoring
OVERTIME – (1) S: Jack Schmitz (Carter Bollinger, Teddy McCabe), 7:26

GOALIE SAVES/SHOTS – RL: Carson Cronquist 27/28 … S: Brandon Bonach 21/21

Tom Elliott has been the sports editor at the West Central Tribune since September 2019.
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