Owatonna Girls Blank Mankato East
The Owatonna High School girls' hockey team earned a season split with Mankato East with a 3-0 victory Tuesday night on Dudley Otto Rink at the Four Seasons Centre. Junior goalie Asia Buryska was tested in the closing minutes with the Cougars on the power play but held on for the shutout, stopping 22 shots. The loss ended Mankato East's six-game unbeaten streak. East beat Owatonna 3-2 in overtime in November.
Seventh-grader Molly Achterkirch stuffed home the opening goal 5:36 into the first period on a flurry at the East net. Sophomore Sydney Hunst converted a power play chance 3:30 into the second period with assists from Abby Vetsch and Maylynn Prokopec. Junior Chloe Schmidt ended the scoring with a dazzling short-handed marker at 8:56 of the third period. She circled in the East zone and skated through several player before snapping off a shot.
Owatonna (7-9-2, 6-3-1 Big Nine) hosts Rochester Century Thursday, January 10 at 7 pm on OwatonnaLive.com. The Huskies will host their Stick it to Cancer Night on Saturday, January 19 at 7 pm when Faribault comes to Four Seasons.
Scoreboard from Tuesday, January 8
Mankato East 4, Mankato West 3
Northfield 7, Simley 1
Rochester Century 3, South St. Paul 0
Rochester Lourdes 5, Dodge County 3
Owatonna 3, Mankato East 0
Faribault 3, Albert Lea 2
New Ulm 6, Mankato West 2
Minnesota River 3, Waseca 2
Onalaska, WI 9, Rochester Mayo 3
Rochester Century 4, Red Wing 3, overtime