Three wins for Tiger girls hockey team

Sophomore captain Erica Schramel was mobbed after her high shot eluded the Holy Angels’ goalie for the Tigers’ first goal in the Dec. 19 victory.   Photos by Greg Hunt

Sophomore captain Erica Schramel was mobbed after her high shot eluded the Holy Angels’ goalie for the Tigers’ first goal in the Dec. 19 victory. Photos by Greg Hunt

HOCKEY UPDATES:  With the first month and a half of the season flowing by already, Princeton girls hockey raised its overall record to 7-6 with a good stretch of hockey in its last games.

The Tigers earned their second Mississippi 8 win of the season with a 4-2 effort at Chisago Lakes Dec. 10. Maggie Peterson, Larkin Walter and Jordan Blomquist scored goals within 1:09 of each of other for a 3-0 lead in the first period.

• At home Dec. 19, the Tigers pulled off a super rally to defeat Holy Angels 5-4.  Erica Schramel lifted a shot over the goalie’s shoulder to cut the deficit in half midway through the second, but the Stars netted a goal for a 3-1 lead heading into the third.

The rally began with Blomquist and Mattson scoring on the same shift to tie the game at 3-3 by the 1:47 mark. L. Walter netted the next goal two minutes later, then Blomquist made it 5-3 with her second goal a minute after that.

Tiger freshman Maggie Peterson got a shot off a breakaway that was stopped by the Holy Angels goalie in the 5-4 Princeton win.

Tiger freshman Maggie Peterson got a shot off a breakaway that was stopped by the Holy Angels goalie in the 5-4 Princeton win.

In between the last two  periods, a young group of Princeton-Elk River girls took the ice for a makeshift exhibition. Tiger Coach Paul McElhone credited hockey mom Megan Peterson for getting youth hockey teams involved with the varsity girls. He also gave credit to hockey mom Robin Schramel for her work on “Fan Appreciation Nights” which have helped keep the stands at the Princeton Arena packed and loud.

• On Dec. 21, the Tigers kept rolling with a 6-3 win over visiting Pequot Lakes. Peterson and B. Walter both scored two goals and had two assists against Patriots,

The Princeton girls varsity players welcomed a Princeton-Elk River youth team to the ice when the young players got to play exhibition minutes in between periods at the Dec. 19 home game with Holy Angels.

The Princeton girls varsity players welcomed a Princeton-Elk River youth team to the ice when the young players got to play exhibition minutes in between periods at the Dec. 19 home game with Holy Angels.

Windom Holiday Tourney

Princeton girls hockey next will travel south for the Dec. 27-28 Windom Holiday Tournament. The Tigers take on Windom at 1 p.m. Friday, then they face Wadena-Deer Creek at 11 a.m. on Saturday.

Mississippi 8 Girls Hockey: Buffalo 6-0, 7-6; N.Wright County 3-1, 5-4; Rogers 4-2, 6-5-1; Princeton-Big Lake-Becker 2-3, 7-6; Chisago Lakes 2-3, 6-9; St. Francis-NB 1-4, 4-7-2; Cambridge-Isanti-Mora-Pine City 1-5, 2-11.

Boys Hockey at Roseau Holiday Tourney

Princeton boys hockey hits the road for the Dec. 26-28 Roseau Holiday Tournament, opening with a 9 p.m. game Thursday against Mandan, ND. The Tigers will play at either 5 or 7:30 p.m. on Friday  depending on Thursday’s results.

Mississippi 8 Boys Hockey: Buffalo 4-0, 6-2-1; Rogers 2-0, 6-2-1; Monticello-AML 3-1, 4-4; St. Michael-Alb. 2-2, 3-6; Chisago Lakes 1-1, 8-2; Princeton 0-2, 2-4; St. Francis 0-3, 2-6; Cambridge-Isanti 0-3, 1-8.

 

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