Bayside chatter: Dec. 20
From Steve Gow for the Lake County News-Chronicle
The girls suffered another couple of losses, once again due to their youth and inexperience. They fell 6-2 at Moose Lake after giving up four first- period goals, including two in the final 53 seconds of the period. At Two Harbors they fell 6-0 to Princeton despite outshooting the Tigers 30-22.
After the first period in the game against the Rebels, an edge probably went to the Mariners. Hannah Johnson, with the aid of Anna Carman and Brooke McMillen, scored to make it 4-1 after two. Tori Stevens and Everly Bauck set up McMillen for the other goal. Andrea Youngberg and Jessica Bird each scored twice for the Rebels. Sara Carman finished up with 24 saves for the Mariners and Cassie White had 19 stops for the Rebels.
The Mariners had a 15-4 shot advantage in the second period versus the Tigers and seven power play opportunities, but just couldn’t find a way to bury the puck. The Tigers went 3 for 5 with an extra skater and Bridget Walter had three goals and three assists. Carman had 14 saves for the Mariners and eighth grader Kara Schramel was unbeatable in the Tiger nets with 30 saves.
The North Shore Storm had three contests last week. They had a 4-2 win at Two Harbors over the Ashland Oredockers, a two- all tie at Silver Bay versus the Hayward Hurricanes and a 3-0 loss at Hibbing.
The Storm never trailed against Ashland, but could never pull away. Luke Small led the way with a hat trick. After he pushed the puck up to Bradley Rowlee, he buried the ensuing drop pass for a 1-0 lead. In period two, Tyler Schramm rifled home his own rebound to up the score to 2-0. Zack Unseth cut the lead to 2-1 for Ashland before the period ended. Kory Buckman got the puck low to Mills Johnson who fed Small out front for a power play goal and a 3-1 lead 1:40 into the final period of play. Ashland came back again with a goal from Eric Yachanich to once more cut the lead to one. Small slipped in an empty net goal for another power play score with 58 seconds left to play to clinch the game. Zach Duresky had 21 stops for the Storm to pick up the win and Dylan Barnes had 27 saves for Ashland.
The Storm and Hurricanes went a full 51 minutes of regulation play and another eight minutes of overtime play and still couldn’t decide who would win the game. Alec Duffy scored for the Hurricanes in the first and Small scored for the Storm in the second to make it 1-1 going into the third. After Beau Girard gave the lead back to the Hurricanes, Chad Smuk scored from the neutral zone with 4:50 left to tie it up and it was on to overtime. It took until 9:47 of the game for the game’s first shot on goal, a goal for Ashland and the Storm’s first shot came at 13:42. It was their only one of the period. Duresky had 24 saves for the Storm and Darby Hand had 23 for Hayward.
The Storm put up a good fight at Hibbing led by the outstanding goaltending of Duresky. Duresky had 44 saves, including many right on the door step. Ty Birdsall and Logan Peratalo scored second and third period goals for the Bluejackets. They each came after a power play expired, but the returning player was not yet in the play. Joe Fenstermacher scored an empty netter to clinch things and had assists on both the other goals. Isiah Dilley had 12 stops for Hibbing, including a number of tough ones.
The girls host Fort Frances tomorrow at 3 p.m. This will be followed by the annual alumni hockey game at 6 p.m.