Woodbury girls hockey: Royals done in by RaptorsThe Woodbury girls hockey team got caught in a buzz-saw last week.
By: Justin Kruse and Patrick Johnson, Woodbury Bulletin
The Woodbury girls hockey team got caught in a buzz-saw last week.
The rejuvenated East Ridge girls hockey team took down the Royals 3-1 in the “Battle of Bielenberg” – with the sports complex being the home rink for both teams.
Since starting the season 0-4, the Raptors have won four of their last six games.
East Ridge (4-6; 4-2 SEC) controlled the tempo of the game from the onset, outshooting Woodbury 14-1 in the first period and scoring in the first minute of the game. After a quick penalty called on the Royals, the Raptors’ Katherine Scheibner was able to score on the power play with assists from Kayla Bender and Jessica Hammer to make it 1-0.
Woodbury (1-7-1; 0-5-1 SEC) was able to gain a bit of control in the second period, outshooting East Ridge 9-4, but neither team was able to score.
With momentum in hand, Woodbury was able to tie the game three minutes into the third period on a power play goal by Erin Goodell. However, East Ridge was able to regroup and score two goals of its own to skate to victory.
Just under a minute after Woodbury scored its equalizer, East Ridge’s Olivia Henderson scored what would prove to be the game winner with an assist from Hammer to make it a 2-1 game. The nail in the coffin came off the stick of Anya Hafiz on an unassisted power play goal.
Goalie Katie Ahmann stopped 16 of 17 shots for the Raptors, while Kaelan Geisser stopped 29 of 32 shots on goal for Woodbury.
The Royals took on another rival, Park, on Tuesday after the Bulletin went to print. Next, Woodbury travels to St. Paul to face off with Cretin-Derham Hall on Saturday, Dec. 22.