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.
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.
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.