Owatonna High School senior Sydney Hunst reached a rare milestone Monday night, 100 career points. She joins a small club of OHS skaters to reach that figure. Her 100th point came on an assist in the third period of the Huskies 5-0 win over Austin. Her sister Lilly also assisted on the goal by Olivia Herzog.

OHS coach Tony Cloud asked for the puck and says Hunst didn't realize she had reached the 100 career points. My unofficial stats indicate she has 40+ goals and almost 60 assists since debuting as an eigth-grader.

In an interview with AM 1390 KRFO, Hunst said she is thrilled to be playing, "At first there was the mask that we had to get used to on the ice. For me, at the end of the day, I get to play hockey. And, although it's a bummer that more of our friends aren't able to come watch...I'm still playing hockey and that's what really makes me happy."

She is one of four seniors on the team, "We have a really good bond with each other. We all have different personalities but we've grown up together. It's just been a really special experience to have each other to lean on for so long."

The other seniors are Grace Wolfe, Lauren Borgerding, and Anna Herzog. Hunst will attend St. Benedict in the fall and play hockey.

Ezra Oien opened the scoring Monday with a steal and unassisted goal 3:06 into the game. Anna Herzog scored during a delayed-penalty, extra-attacker scenario with assists from Wolfe and Samantha Bogen at 5:12 of the first.

Izzy Radel pounded home a close-quarters rebound 46 seconds later for her first goal of the season with an assist from Gabby Lamont. Olivia Herzog ended the first period scoring surge with her sister Anna plus Borgerding assisting.

The score remained 4-0 until the milestone marker 32 seconds into the third. Ava Wolfe earned her fifth shutout on the season on five saves. OHS fired 43 shots on goal.

Owatonna (12-1) plays at Winona Tuesday, March 2 before hosting Big Nine leader Northfield Thursday. The Raiders already topped Owatonna in the game that counted in the league standings. But Thursday's game has playoff seeding implications.

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