Top-seeded Icebreakers eliminate Stars

This article submitted by Jenny Habben on 2/14/01.

The River Lakes Stars girls' hockey team lost 9-0 in the section quarterfinals on Tuesday, Feb. 6, to the dominant, #1-ranked St. Cloud Icebreakers.

The Stars skated competitively with the Icebreakers through most of the first and second periods. The Icebreakers only scored two goals in the first period out of 15 shots on net.

The Stars came out on fire in the second period, skating hard and playing with great positioning. St. Cloud only scored once with 15 shots on net.

River Lakes fell apart in the third period, when they received most of their penalties, allowing the Icebreakers to score six times in the final period. The Stars had four penalties, giving the Icebreakers too many power play opportunities.

St. Cloud's Christine Jernberg set a team record by scoring six goals, including four in the third period. Teammate Abby Jacobs had a good game with four assists.

For the Stars, goalie Trisha Wendlandt had a great game with 36 saves. Late into the third period, Crystal Songetay replaced Wendlandt and made six saves.

The Icebreakers outshot the Stars 51-2.

"The season was fun and I'm sad to see it end because we won't get to see any of our teammates from other schools until the next hockey season," said Wendlandt, when asked about her feelings toward the loss on Tuesday.

The River Lakes Stars had a final record of 2-18-1 with wins over Sartell/Sauk Rapids and Little Falls.

River Lakes--0 0 0 - 0
St. Cloud--2 1 6 - 9

First Period: SC-Christine Jernberg (Jenna Struzyk); SC-Carlene Quist (Rachel Dropp).
Second Period: SC-Jernberg (Struzyk).
Third Period: SC-Desiree Schmitt (unassisted); SC-Jernberg (Abby Jacobs); SC-Jernberg (Jacobs); SC-Jernberg (Jacobs); SC-Jernberg (Jacobs); SC-Dropp (Jacobs).

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