Trojan girls go 1-1-1 during busy week

New Prague’s Kaitlyn Blair puts her team on top 2-1 with a shot from just inside the blue line during the Trojans’ game with St. Paul United at Prior Lake Friday, Nov. 23. United tied the game late and it ended in a 2-2 tie. (Chuck Kajer Photo)

The New Prague Trojan girls hockey team went 1-1-1 during a busy week of action last week. The squad began with a 3-2 loss to Chaska/Chanhassen, then tied St. Paul United (No. 4, Class A) 2-2 in the first round of the Prior Lake Tournament. United won a shootout 3-2 to advance to the championship game, but the game goes down in the books officially as a tie. They finished with a 5-1 win over Prior Lake in the third place game of the tourney.

New Prague was scheduled to face Rochester Lourdes (No. 8, Class A) Tuesday, Nov. 27. They begin their Wright County Conference schedule Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Mound Westonka (No. 10, Class A) and play at Hopkins/Park on Thursday, Dec. 6.

StormHawks 3, Trojans 2 Chaska/Chanhassen scored late in each of the three periods, but New Prague came back to tie it in both the first and second periods. However time ran out in the third and the StormHawks took a 3-2 win over the Trojans in Chaska Tuesday, Nov. 20.

After CC scored at 13:18 of the first period, New Prague’s Lindsey Bjerke answered with a power play goal at 14:07. Kaitlyn Blair and Kianna Howard assisted.

The StormHawks scored again at 10:06 of the second, but Bjerke answered, with Lexi Kocina getting an assist.

Chaska/Chan scored its third goal at 12:26 of the third. New Prague tried hard to answer, but came up short and lost 3-2.

Chaska/Chanhassen outshot the Trojans 35-20. Mariah Marek turned back 32 shots for New Prague.

United 2, Trojans 2 St. Paul United dominated play in the first period, outshooting the Trojans 17-4, but were not able to get a shot past goaltender Mariah Marek.

The Trojans outshot United the rest of the way, including a......

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