Trojan girls dominate Bluejays, Tigers

The New Prague Trojan girls hockey team looked impressive in two wins last week. The Trojans defeated Waseca 9-1 and Farmington 5-0.

New Prague (10-4, 2-1 Missota) is ranked No. 9 in Class A. They will compete in the Austin Merchant’s Tournament Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 27- 29, at Riverside Arena in Austin. New Prague opens against Spring Lake Park/St. Anthony at 3 p.m. Thursday, they take on Austin at 11:30 a.m. Friday and will face Tartan at 9 a.m. Saturday.

The Trojans return to action Thursday, Jan. 3, at Shakopee.

Trojans 9, Bluejays 1 The Trojans left no doubt from the beginning how this one would end, scoring three goals in the game’s first two minutes on their way to a 9-1 win over Waseca Tuesday, Dec. 18.

Catie Skaja got the Trojans started just 26 seconds into the game, with an assist from Taylor Heid.

Heid got a goal of her own at 1:10, from an assist by Lindsay Paschke.

Sammi Witt made it 3-0 at 1:57, with Dani Wilmes and Cassie Dietz assisting.

Brittany Sticha got a goal at 15:50 to make it 4-0 New Prague after one period. Skaja and Mikaela Algren had assists.

Waseca scored at 6:32 of the second, but the Trojans countered a little more than a minute later when Sticha notched her second goal, assisted by Skaja and Jordan Anderson. Other goals in the second for the Trojans came from Kasey Marquardt (from Marissa Kivi and Paschke) and Sticha (shorthanded, from Skaja and Algren), completing her hat trick.

Paschke got a goal at 11:10 of the third (from Marquardt), and Wilmes got the Trojans’ final goal, on a Dietz assist.

The Trojans outshot Waseca 35-9. Sophie Puente had eight saves.

Trojans 5, Tigers 9 New Prague put together a solid game on both ends of the ice, outshooting Farmington 34-19 on their way to a 5-0 win.

The Trojans got off to a fast start, with three first period goals. Anderson got the first goal, with assists going to Skaja and Sticha, at 13:27. New Prague had two power play goals later in the period, from Marquardt (assist to Kivi) and Paschke (assist to Skaja).

Sticha scored from Skaja and Anderson in the second, and Skaja added a goal in the third, from Kivi.

Puente got the shutout, making 19 saves.

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