Trojan girls win two more, go to 8-1 on the season

New Prague's girls hockey team won three straight games last week, upping their season record to 8-1, 2-0 in the conference. The Trojans are ranked eighth in the most recent Class A poll by Let's Play Hockey magazine.

Trojans 8, Wingers 2

New Prague traveled to Red Wing Tuesday, Nov. 30, and took an 8-2 win.

The Trojans took a 4-0 lead in the first period, with four different players scoring goals. Senior Jessie Doig opened with a goal from Breanne Hrabe at 4:12, then sophomore Jenna Kilpatrick benefited from Hrabe's passing with a goal at 10:21. Freshman Breanna Bisek scored from Kacy Ambroz just 19 seconds later, and Ambroz got a goal, from Kilpatrick and Doig, at 14:33.

Ambroz scored again at 5:10 of the second, again from Kilpatrick and Doig. Ashley Jones scored, from Hrabe and Dani Eaton, at 6:43. Doig scored, from Hrabe, at 7:43.

The Wingers spoiled the Trojans attempt at a shutout with a goal late in the second period.

In the third, Courtney Sivula scored for the Trojans, at 1:04, from Ambroz and Bisek. Red Wing would get one more, making the final 8-2.

The Trojans outshot Red Wing 27-18. Culshaw stopped 11 of 12 shots she faced, while Brittney Sickmann stopped five of six.

New Prague 4 3 1 — 8

Red Wing 0 1 1 — 2

Nov. 30, at Red Wing

First period: NP—Doig (Hrabe), 4:12. NP—Kilpatrick (Hrabe), 10:21. NP—Bisek (Ambroz), 10:40. NP—Ambroz (Kilpatrick, Doig), 14:33.

Second period: NP—Ambroz (Kilpatrick, Doig), 5:10. NP—Jones (Hrabe, Eaton), 6:43. NP—Doig (Hrabe), 7:43. RW—Boldt (Mitchell), 16:46.

Third period: NP—Sivula (Ambroz, Bisek), 1:04. RW—Mitchell (Boldt), 6:28.

Shots on goal: NP 27, RW 18

Saves NP—Culshaw, 5-6-x-11, Sickman, x-x-5-5; RW—Simonson, 8-5-6-19

Trojans 7, Albert Lea 3

The Trojans were ready for a test from an Albert Lea squad that is expected to challenge for the Section 1A title, and New Prague passed the test, winning 7-3.

Albert Lea scored first, but Ambroz scored two first period goals, the first from Kilpatrick and Bisek and the second from Doig and Hrabe, to give the Trojans a 2-1 lead.

Albert Lea tied the game 2-2 at 2:10 of the second, but Doig responded with a goal just 10 seconds later, from Ambroz, to give the Trojans the lead for good at 3-2. Kilpatrick followed with an unassisted goal at 7:48, and again at 8:10, assisted by Ambroz, making it 5-2 after two.

Ambroz and Kilpatrick both scored in the third period to complete their hat tricks. Kilpatrick assisted on Ambroz' goal at 9:53, and Hrabe assisted on Kilpatrick's at 16:24.

Albert Lea outshot the Trojans 26-24, but Culshaw stopped 23 of 26 shots for the Trojans

Albert Lea 1 2 0 — 3

New Prague 2 3 2 — 7

First period: AL—Christensen (unassisted), 2:04. NP—Ambroz (Kilpatrick, Bisek), 5:35. NP—Ambroz (Doig, Hrabe), 15:05, pp.

Second period: AL—Christensen (Hillman), 2:10. NP—Doig (Ambroz), 2:20. NP—Kilpatrick (unassisted), 7:48. NP—Kilpatrick (Ambroz), 8:10. AL—Jensen (Christensen), 13:37, pp.

Third period: NP—Ambroz (Kilpatrick), 9:53. NP—Kilpatrick (Hrabe), 16:24.

Shots on goal: AL 26, NP 24

Saves: AL-Olchefske 5-6-6—17, NP-Culshaw 4-12-7—23

Cougars, Tigers are next

New Prague was scheduled to face Holy Angels Tuesday evening. On Saturday, Dec. 11, they will travel to Mankato East for a 6:30 p.m. game, then on Tuesday, Dec. 14, they travel to Farmington for a 7:15 p.m. contest.

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