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Girls hockey upsets No. 2 Red Wing
The Trojans, ranked No. 6 in the state, extended their unbeaten streak to 10 games Tuesday, upsetting No. 2 Red Wing 4-3. New Prague scored three unanswered goals in the third period to get the win, which upped their record to 16-4-1 (3-1-1 Missota). Details on the game will be in next week’s edition of The Times.
Last week the Trojans shut out two opponents, giving them a nine-game unbeaten streak and a 15-4-1 record.
“We have been putting a lot of emphasis in our D zone during practice the last couple of weeks,” Coach Matt Miller said. “It's definitely been paying off. The girls are buying into the system and are playing extremely well defensively and offensively. Having great goaltending helps too.
“The girls understand that in order to reach our goals this year we must work hard on both sides of the puck.” New Prague hosts Northfield at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19.
Trojans 5, Stars 0 New Prague defeated Holy Angels/Richfield 5-0 in a non-conference game at the New Prague Area Community Center Tuesday, Jan. 8.
New Prague wasted no time in asserting themselves, as Brittany Sticha scored on a Catie Skaja assist just 25 seconds into the game.
The Trojans made it 2-0 on a power play goal by Dani Kocina, from Lindsay Paschke and Kasey Marquardt, at 7:50 of the first and took that lead into the first intermission.
Jordan Anderson got the only goal of the second period, on a Skaja assist, at 13:53.
Sticha got her second goal of the game at 12:51 of the third, again on a Skaja assist. Marquardt rounded out the scoring, with an assist to Paschke at 14:12. Sophie Puente earned the shutout, making 13 saves. The Trojans outshot the Stars 40-13.
Trojans 9, Tigers 0 New Prague went on the road Friday, Jan. 11, to face a former conference rival at Hutchinson, and came away with a 9-0 win.
Kocina had four goals and an assist to lead the Trojan attack. Marquardt and Paschke both had a goal and three assists. Sticha had two goals and an assist, Skaja had three assists and Anderson had a goal and an assist.
After a scoreless first 12 minutes, New Prague scored twice in a 20-second span, with Kocina getting both goals. Her third and fourth goals came 30 seconds apart in the second period. New prague led 2-0 after one and 8-0 after two. They scored their final goal just 20 seconds into the third period.
The Trojans outshot the Tigers 39-5. Sidney Culshaw got the shutout win in goal.