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East Ridge girls hockey: Raptors girls fight to draw with White Bear Lake

The Raptors earned a Suburban East Conference point last week after skating to a tie with one of the conference's top teams.

East Ridge tied White Bear Lake 2-2 Friday in the home match-up. The tie came three days after a loss to SEC foe Stillwater, who topped the Raptors 8-2.

In the White Bear Lake game, neither team scored in the period. The opening goal came from East Ridge's Kayla Bender (Kayla Griffith assist) at 14:38 in the second period. The Bears answered back one minute later, tying the game at 1.

The Bears went ahead in the third on a power play goal at 6:41. The Raptors returned the favor on an Erica Michaud goal, with the assist to Olivia Henderson.

White Bear Lake dominated shots on goal in the game with a 35-19 advantage. East Ridge goalie Katherine Ahmann recorded 33 saves in the game.

Game details were not available for the Stillwater match-up.

East Ridge (4-12 overall, 1-9-2 SEC) was tied with Forest Lake for eighth place in the conference with four points.

The Raptors played host to Hastings in a Tuesday game played after the Bulletin went to press. East Ridge returns to action Saturday in a home game against District 833 rival Park.