Stars skate to draw with Alex

This article submitted by Jenny Habben on 12/06/00.

The River Lakes Stars girls' hockey team fought for a tie against Alexandria on Thursday, Nov. 30. The score ended in a 1-1 knot.

The River Lakes were ready to get their first win, but they had trouble playing as a team in the first period.

Alexandria had some good opportunities to score but the Stars' goalie, Trisha Wendlandt, blocked everything in the first two periods.

Alexandria had 19 shots at Wendlandt, who made 18 saves.

Early into the third period, Caitlin Hurley of Alexandria scored on a breakout.

With the game still a scoreless tie entering overtime, the Stars were determined more than ever to score some goals.

The River Lakes were given the opportunity to go on a power play when an Alexandria player was called for checking.

The Stars called a time-out to go over their strategy. They knew that they had to put the puck in the net or they would go home with another loss.

Laurie Barten was fighting for the puck in the Stars offensive zone when she passed to Jenny Habben who took a shot. It was blocked by Alexandria's goalie, but Habben went in for the rebound and was able to knock it into the open net.

An Alexandria player scored an unassisted goal to tie the score.

Neither the Stars nor Alexandria were able to score in the remaining time of the third period, though the Stars were forced to kill a penalty in the last minute.

After a three-minute rest, the teams played sudden-death overtime. Each team had some great opportunites to score, but both goalies did a great job in overtime.

The Stars outshot Alexandria 22-19 for the game.

The River Lakes Stars girls' hockey team played yesterday against Willmar.

The Stars will host Sauk Rapids at the Koronis Civic Arena on Friday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m. They will host Litchfield on Tuesday, Dec. 12, at the Koronis Civic Arena.

Alexandria--0 0 1 0 - 0
River Lakes--0 0 1 0 - 0

First Period: Goals (assists): no scoring;
Second Period: Goals: no scoring;
Third Period: Goals: RL-Jenny Habben (Laurie Barten); A-Caitlin Hurley (unassisted);
Overtime: Goals: no scoring.

St. Cloud Icebreakers 9
River Lakes 0
The Stars travelled to play against the St. Cloud Icebreakers on Tuesday, Nov. 28. The Stars played hard but could not stop the Icebreakers from scoring nine goals and winning 9-0.

In the first period, Barten had a great breakout when she intercepted a pass. The St. Cloud defense was unable to catch her; however, the Icebreakers' goalie stopped the shot and covered it before Barten could get the rebound.

The Stars had difficulty covering the Icebreakers, which led to four Icebreaker goals in the first period.

The River Lakes positioning was better in the next two periods, and the Stars had some good plays, but were unable to score in the game.

The Icebreakers had 45 shots on goal, and Wendlandt made 36 saves.

The River Lakes Stars were put on the power play five times in the game, but could not control the puck like they wanted.

The Stars were only able to get seven shots on goal.

River Lakes--0 0 0 - 0
St. Cloud--4 2 3 - 9

First Period: Goals (assists): SC-Desiree Schmitt (Carlene Quist, Laura Berg); Chelsie Schmitt (Lisa McGuire); Quist (Laura Rhode); Chelsie McPherson (Jenny Faust, Berg);
Second Period: Goals: SC-Christine Jernberg (Abbey Olmscheid); Abby Jacobs (unassisted);
Third Period: Goals: SC-Jacobs (Quist); Faust (Jernberg); Erin Murphy (Myrna Carpenter, Schmitt).

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