Two Big Nine Conference schools participated in the MSHSL Class A State Girls Hockey tournament Wednesday.

Both were defeated.  One in a great comeback the other was not close.

Top seed, defending State Champions Warroad skated away from Albert Lea 15-1 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

The Tigers only goal came in the second period after the Warriors had scored 6 goals.

Warroad took a 4-0 lead after the first period, added 5 second period and 6 third period goals.

Senior Rylee Bartz amassed 5 goals and 2 assists.  Junior Maddie Skogman  added 3 goals. Freshman Kate Johnson tallied a pair of goals and 3 assists.  Senior Talya Hendrickson scored a goal and had 6 assists to lead Warroad to the easy win.

Sophmore Shelby Evans scored the only Albert Lea Goal on a poweer play with assists by Mika Cichosz, sophmore and Sydney Kolker, 8th grade.

Kate Stephens, senior stopped six of the Tigers 7 total shots while Warroad had 67 shots, 52 on goal against two goaliesfor Albert Lea.

Jayda Moyer, sophmore had 46 saves while allowing 11 goals in just over 35.3 minutes, Rachel Doppelhammer, junior, was in net just under 15.3 minutes with 6 saves and 4 goals allowed.

The Warriors were 3 for 3 on the power play.  Albert Lea was 1 for 2.

The game took 96 minutes to complete.

Mankato East was behind 3-0 going into the third period of their game against #2 seed Proctor/Hermantown.

The Cougars made the game interesting by scoring 2:15 into the third period and about 16 seconds later.

The Mirage scored at 4:52 and Mankato East got their final goal 10:16 into the final period.

Jessica Eykyn, junior had the first Cougars goal followed by Brielle Newton, freshman.  Both were unassisted.

Final Mankato East goal was scored by senior McKenzie Keller at 10:16 with an assist by Kailey Newton, senior.

Annaliese Rader, senior had 37 saves for the Cougars.  Neelah McLeod. sophmore was the Mirage goalie with 11 saves and 3 goals allowed.

Proctor Hermantown finished the game with 41 shots, Mankato East 14.

The game took 2 hours and 10 minutes.

#3 seed Orono Spartans cruised to a 6-0 win over the Luverne Cardinals scoring half their goals in the first period adding 2 in the second and 1 in the third period.

Celia Dahl, senior, stopped all 13 Cardinals shots while Cardiinals goaltender Mallory Von Tersch, senior had 33 saves.

Luverne was 0 for 4, Orono 1 for 2 on the power play.

The final game of the day was not decided until a second overtime sudden death unassisted goal was scored by #4 seed South St. Paul Senior Sarah Wincentsen at 10:10 of the period for a 1-0 win over #5 seed Fergus Falls.

Annika Jyrkas, junior, took the tough luck loss while stopping 41 shots and Delaney Norman, senior, scored the shutout while collecting 19 saves.

Class AA action is scheduled for Thursday in St. Paul.

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