Girls take 3rd at home tourney

The New Prague Trojan girls hockey team has a 4-3 record after splitting a pair of games at their Thanksgiving Tournament last weekend. The Trojans lost their opening round game to Armstrong/ Cooper, 5-2, then bounced back with a 6-1 win over Cambridge-Isanti. Earlier in the week the Trojans lost an overtime game to No. 9-ranked Mound-Westonka. New Prague will open their Missota Conference schedule Thursday, Nov. 29, traveling to Holy Angels, then host Litchfield/Dassel- Cokato in a non-conference game at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1.

Whitehawks 3, Trojans 2 New Prague jumped to a 2-0 lead over No. 9 Mound- Westonka, but couldn’t hold off the Whitehawks, giving up two late goals to force overtime, then a third goal for a 3-2 loss. New Prague had goals from Brittany Sticha and Dani Kocina. Lindsay Paschke had two assists and Catie Skaja had one. Sophie Puente stopped 31 of 34 shots.

Falcons 5, Trojans 2 New Prague took a 1-0 lead into the first intermission, but then allowed four second period goals as Armstrong/ Cooper defeated the Trojans 5-2. Catie Skaja scored the Trojans's first goal shorthanded midway through the first period. The Trojans added a late goal by Lindsay Paschke, from Kasey Marquardt and Jordan Anderson. Puente stopped 32 of 37 shots.

Trojans 6, Bluejackets 1 New Prague scored two goals in each period as they defeated Cambridge-Isanti 6- 1 Saturday in the third place game of the New Prague tournament. Seventh grader Skaja had a hat track for New Prague. Other goals were by Sticha, Kocina and Paschke. Mikaela Algren and Marisa Kivi both had two assists, while Paschke, Kocina and Taylor Heid had one each. Puente stopped 15 of 16 shots. 

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