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Area Girls Hockey: Stephens registers first varsity shutout in Lightning victory

BREEZY POINT—Eighth-grader Kate Stephens tallied nine saves in net for the Northern Lakes Lightning as they defeated the Crookston Pirates 3-0 Thursday, Nov. 29.

It was the first shutout for Stephens in her varsity career.

Caitlyn Gutzman pumped in two goals for the Lightning. Savannah Abear also scored in the non-conference game.

Crookston 0 0 0—0

Northern Lakes 2 1 0—3

First period: NL-Caitlyn Gutzman (Alexa Holm, Ari LeMieur) 6:12, NL-Gutzman (LeMieur) 5:39

Second period: NL-Savannah Abear 2:48

Shots on goal: NL 44, C 12

Goalies: NL-Kate Stephens (9 saves)

Overall: NL 3-2. Next: Northern Lakes at Minnehaha Academy 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8.