Girls Hockey: Third-period goals help Warriors win regular-season finale
MOORHEAD--Olivia King saved 29 of 30 shots and Brainerd/Little Falls scored three times in the third period on their way to a 3-1 victory over the Moorhead Spuds in the regular-season finale Saturday.
MOORHEAD-Olivia King saved 29 of 30 shots and Brainerd/Little Falls scored three times in the third period on their way to a 3-1 victory over the Moorhead Spuds in the regular-season finale Saturday.
Trailing 1-0 after two periods, the Warriors' Ally Smith scored short-handed and teammate Brooke Watland scored the eventual game-winner at 14:21. Gabbie Smith added an empty net goal with 29 seconds remaining.
Moorhead's Shelbi Guttormson scored four seconds into the game to give the Spuds a lead that stood until Ally Smith's goal.
The victory was BLF's fifth straight entering the Section 8-2A playoffs. Teams will be seeded Monday morning via coaches' vote. BLF finishes 12-1 in section games, which should earn it the No. 1 seed, and 23-2 overall.
BLF is ranked 13th in Class 2A and has the seventh-best Quality Results Formula in 2A.
Moorhead 1 0 0-1
Brainerd/LF 0 0 3-3
First period: M-Shelbi Guttormson (Ahnika Spanier) 0:04.
Third period: BLF-Ally Smith Goal shg 3:26; BLF-Brooke Watland (Grace Schulte) 14:21; BLF-Gabbie Smith (Olivia King) eng 16:31.
Shots on goal: BLF 4-11-16--31, M 10-10-10--30
Goalies: BLF-Olivia King (29 saves); M-Paige Schmidt (28 saves)
Overall: BLF 23-2. Next: Brainerd hosts TBA in Section 8-2A quarterfinals 3:30 pm.. Saturday.