The Holy Family/Waconia girls’ hockey team is off to a 1-2 start to the 2013 season, after defeating St. Cloud 5-2 in their first game of the season on Nov. 12.
Sophomore Megan Menzuber and junior Brooke Riddle both logged two goals against the Icebreakers, with the fifth goal from senior Sarah Rosland. Assists went to Menzuber, junior Abby Hanscom, senior Shania Gonzales, and freshman Ashlyn Rakos.
The Wildfire held a 2-0 lead after the first period, thanks to goals from Rosland and Riddle. Leading 2-1 in the second period, Menzuber scored unassisted on a power play, followed 14 seconds later by Riddle’s second goal. Menzuber sealed the deal for Holy Family/Waconia in the third with her second goal, also unassisted.
Sophomore Lexi Hartmann had 21 saves in goal for a .913 save percentage.
The Wildfire lost their next two games, a 4-2 deficit to Bloomington Jefferson on Nov. 16 and a 4-1 loss last Thursday night to Achiever Academy. Senior Jamie Kichler scored both goals against Bloomington, assisted by Menzuber and senior Brityn Ryshavy. Her first goal came early in the first period and the second was midway through the second period to tie the game at 2-2. Bloomington Jefferson would find the back of the net twice more to take the 4-2 victory. Hartmann had 15 saves
The Aces of Achiever Academy took an early 3-0 lead after the first period on Nov. 21. The Wildfire held off the Aces in the second period for a 0-0 period score, before Achiever found its fourth goal in the third. Gonzales scored the lone goal for Holy Family/Waconia on a power play late in the third period. Kichler earned the assist. Hartmann made 21 saves against Achiever Academy for a .840 save percentage.
This week, the Wildfire will play in a tournament in Prior Lake on Nov. 29-30. They will be home next week on Dec. 5 to begin conference play against Mound-Westonka. The puck drops at 7 p.m. at the Victoria Ice Arena.
See next week’s Waconia Patriot for a full preview of the 2013-14 girls’ hockey season.
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