The Faribault Falcons girls hockey team traveled to Mankato Thursday and came home with a 3-0 victory.  The boys defeated Mankato West at the Faribault Ice Arena 4-3.  In the girls win Olivia Williamson had two goals and an assist and junior goalie Mikayla Bohner recorded her fourth shutout of the season while executing 21 saves.

Bohner told KDHL last Saturday during the Faribault Coaches Show at KFC in Faribault ideally she likes to see about 20 shots in a game.  She also said she felt ready for the Rochester Lourdes Eagles last week when they were supposed to play.  Since then the game was moved again to Friday at 4:30 p.m. in Faribault.  Roy Koenig will have the call on POWER 96 Radio 95.9 FM.  The best way to listen is to download the FREE POWER 96 app.  The Eagles were ranked 8th in the latest Let's Play Hockey Minnesota high school girls hockey Class A rankings.  They were the only area team in the girls rankings in Class A.

In the Mankato West victory Thursday the Falcons were 0 for 2 on the power play and the Scarlets 0 for 3.

Williamson scored 12:33 of the first period unassisted.  The junior tallied her second goal 1:37 into the second period assisted by Haley Lang.  At the 14:25 mark of the second period senior Kayli Burkhartzmeyer got another insurance goal assisted by Williamson.

In other girls hockey scores Thursday:

  • Northfield ran the table in the Big 9 with a 5-0 win over Owatonna.
  • Austin 12  Rochester Mayo 2
  • Mankato East 4  Albert Lea 3 (OT)
  • Rochester John Marshall 6  Rochester Century 4
  • New Ulm 6  Waseca 1
  • Burnsville 6  Eastview 1
  • Rosemount 3  Lakeville South 2
  • Lakeville North 2  Apple Valley 2 (OT)
  • Eagan 1  Farmington 0
  • Shakopee 5  Prior Lake 1

Area boys hockey scores Thursday:

  • Faribault 4  Mankato East 3
  • Owatonna 3  Northfield 2
  • Rochester Century 8  Rochester John Marshall 1
  • Rochester Mayo 7  Austin 1
  • Mankato East 3  Albert Lea 2
  • Winona 4  Red Wing 3
  • Eastview 8  Park of Cottage Grove 2
  • Minnetonka 3  Prior Lake 1
  • Eden Prairie 7  Lakeville South 1
  • Lakeville North 6  Apple Valley 0
Faribault Ice Arena - photo by Gordy Kosfeld