River Lakes girls hockey loses first varsity game

This article submitted by Kurt Habben on 11/18/97.

On Saturday, Nov. 15, the River Lake Stars girlís hockey team played Champlin Park at the River Lakes Civic Center in Richmond. This was the first game ever played by the girls hockey team, and there were many fans in attendance.

The game was an exciting one, with the two teams both playing well. The Stars pounded the Champlin Park goalie with 21 shots, but unfortunately none went in. Champlin Park scored two goals in the first period. Later, Champlin Park scored its final two goals. The game ended 4-0, in favor of Champlin Park.

Courtney Karsch, Paynesville, a forward for the Stars, felt the advantage for Champlin Park was the fact they had been together as a team four or five years, while this is the first year for the Stars. She deemed the Stars skated strong in comparison to Champlin Park. She also credited the team with tenacity in their attitude during the game, never giving up.

The girls played St. Frances at the River Lake Civic Arena Tuesday night. They also have a game on Friday, Nov. 21, against the Apollo/Tech team in St. Cloud at 7 p.m.

The River Lake Stars is comprised of girls from Paynesville, Cold Spring, and St. Johnís Prep.

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