The Northern Lakes Lightning girls’ hockey team scored three times in the second and third periods, and shut out Lake of the Woods-Baudette 7-0 in non-conference game on Friday, Jan. 24.
Bella Abear scored twice while Hannah Zimmerman, Madi McMonigan, Lexi Danielson, Brittney Knox and Sam Bittner also tallied. Lightning goaltender Hailey Deutsch, who played the first half of the game, and Madison Galligan combined for 20 saves. MaKenzie Davidson stopped 39 shots for the Bears, who dropped to 1-20 overall.
“We came out in the first period not playing the smart hockey we played in our previous game (against Hutchinson on Jan. 21),” said Lightning coach Kristen Harsha. “We finally started passing and playing the level of hockey we needed to be playing.”
The Lightning, 8-13, played Detroit Lakes on Tuesday, Jan. 28, and is scheduled to host Wadena-Deer Creek on Thursday, Jan. 30, at Breezy Point Arena.
LOW-Baudette 0 0 0 - 0
Northern Lakes 1 3 3 – 7
First period: NL-Hannah Zimmerman (Sam Gutzman, Stephaine DeGrote) (ppg) 11:42
Second period: NL-Madi McMonigan (Erika Monson) 10:53; NL-Lexi Danielson 10:42; NL-Bella Abear 5:25
Third period: NL-Brittney Knox (Mariah Reed, Mikaela Florey) 12:30; NL-Sam Bittner (Danielson, McMonigal) (ppg) 6:39; NL-Abear (Knox, Reed) 4:30
Shots on goal: LOW-B 20; NL 46
Goalies: NL-Hailey Deutch (12 saves first 25 minutes) and Madison Galligan (8 saves).
Lightning 3, Hutchinson 2
On Tuesday, Jan. 21, Northern Lakes edged the Tigers in non-conference play when Mariah Reed scored, on a nice feed from Brittney Knox, with 13 seconds remaining.
Lightning goaltender Madison Galligan made 25 saves. Sydney Tietz scored first for the Lightning, assisted by Courtney Kittock and Hannah Zimmerman. Isabella Abear, assisted by Knox and Reed, had the other Lightning goal.
“We came out in the first period flat footed and not winning the races to the pucks,” Harsha said. “The second period was much better, and we battled the way we know how to play. The third period was one of the best periods we’ve played this season.”
Northern Lakes 1 0 2 - 3
Hutchinson 1 0 1 - 2
First period: H-Taylor Niece (Emma Berthiaume) 9:20; NL-Sydney Tietz (Courtney Kittock, Hannah Zimmerman) 15:30
Third period: NL-Isabella Abear (Brittney Knox, Mariah Reed) :34; H-Taylor Niece (Baylee Holtz) 8:36; NL-Reed (Knox) 16:47
Shots on goal: NL 19, H 27
Goalies: NL-Madison Galligan (25 saves); H-Quin McCormick (16 saves)