No. 5 Trojan girls improve to 6-1-1

New Prague improved its girls' hockey record to 6-1-1 last week, tying Lakeville South and shutting out Faribault in a pair of non-conference games. The team is in a tie for the No. 5-spot in the latest Let's Play Hockey Class A poll.

The Trojans were scheduled to play a non-conference game against Bloomington Jefferson Tuesday, Dec. 11. They resume Missota Conference play at Red Wing at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, then host Prior Lake at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18. The Trojans play at Shakopee at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20.

Cougars 3, Trojans 3 (OT, tie)

A battle of freshman goaltenders resulted in a back-and-forth contest that ended in a 3-3 overtime tie between the host Trojans and Lakeville South Tuesday at the New Prague Area Community Center.

South's Chelsea Laaden stopped 40 of 43 shots, and New Prague's Shyler Sletta, getting her first varsity start, stopped 20 of 23 in the stalemate. Trojan senior Kacy Ambroz did all the scoring for the Trojans, getting a hat trick.

South got the first goal of the game on a power play early in the first period. In the second, Ambroz scored at 1:29, assisted by Breanna Bisek and Ashley Jones. Less than two minutes later, the Trojans took a 2-1 lead when Ambroz scored unassisted at 2:48.

The Cougars tied the game late in the period, then scored at 2:54 of the third on a power play to take a 3-2 lead. Ambroz scored, from Jones and Breanne Hrabe, at 6:43 to tie it.

Both teams had plenty of opportunities to win the game in the overtime period, but both Laaden and Sletta shut the door

Lakeville South 1 1 1 0 - 3

New Prague 0 2 1 0 - 3

December 4, at New Prague

First Period: LS-Larkin (Wahlin, Geisinger) 4:47 PP.

Second Period: NP-Ambroz (B. Bisek, Jones) 1:29; NP-Ambroz (unassisted) 2:48; LS-Post (Moore) 11:15.

Third Period: LS-Naasz (unassisted) 2:54 PP; NP-Ambroz (Jones, Hrabe) 6:43.

Saves: LS-(Laaden) 40 of 43; NP-(Sletta) 20 of 23;

Trojans 6, Falcons 0

New Prague broke open a close game with four second-period goals and cruised to a 6-0 win over Faribault Saturday afternoon.

Jamie Bisek got her first varsity goal at 13:56 of the first period to give the Trojans the lead. Courtney Sivula and Hrabe assisted.

Jones scored a power play goal at 7:58 of the second period to make it a 2-0 game, with Hrabe and Ambroz assisting. Jamie Bisek got her second goal of the game at 9:52, assisted by Hallie Paschke and Sam Lijewski. Ambroz made it 4-0 with a hard slap shot at 14:06, with Britty Smith getting the assist. Sivula made it a 5-0 game on a power play goal off an Ambroz assist at 16:34.

Hrabe scored an unassisted goal at 2:28 of the third period to send it into running time.

Daedra Culshaw picked up her second shutout of the season, stopping all 18 shots. The Trojans outshot the Falcons 38-18.

Faribault 0 0 0 - 0

New Prague 1 4 1 - 6

December 8, at New Prague

First Period: NP-J. Bisek (Sivula, Hrabe) 13:56.

Second Period: NP-Jones (Hrabe, Ambroz) 7:58 PP; NP-J. Bisek (Paschke, Lijewski) 9:52; NP-Ambroz (Smith) 14:06; NP-Sivula (Ambroz) 16:34 PP.

Third Period: NP-Hrabe (unassisted) 2:28

Saves: Far-(Seitz) 32 of 38; NP-(Culshaw) 18 of 18.

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