Panthers open season with 9-0 win
Eight different players scored goals and nine different players had assists as the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley girls hockey team opened the season with a 9-0 win over Morris/Benson Saturday afternoon at the Ted O. Johnson Ice Arena.
Abby Fischer had a goal and three assists, Lexi Hinkley-Smith had two goals and an assist in her first varsity game and goalie Bailey Moore recorded the shutout as the Panthers held a 57-6 advantage in shots on goal.
The Panthers held a 26-2 advantage in shots in jumping out to a 3-0 lead after the first period. Fischer scored just 1:33 into the game before Kendra Dresow and Josey Umthun scored late in the period. Brooke Jerger, Lauren Naeve, Bailee Jerger, Fischer and Hinkley-Smith tallied assists in the opening period.
After a goal by Bailee Jerger, Hinkley-Smith scored back-to-back goals and Naeve followed with a goal as the Panthers claimed a 7-0 lead after the second period. Fischer had two assists while Naeve, Mady Vaudrin, Ally Vaudrin, Bailee Jerger and Dresow had assists as the Panthers held a 29-3 advantage in shots in that period.
Goals by Mady Vaudrin and Julia Renner in the third period concluded the scoring. Tayah Otterness had an assist while Moore recorded the shutuot with six saves.
Morris/Benson 0 0 0.......0
Park Rapids 3 4 2.......9
FIRST PERIOD: 1, Park Rapids, Fischer (Br. Jerger), 1:33. 2, Park Rapids, Dresow (Naeve, Ba. Jerger), 13:25. 3, Park Rapids, Umthun (Fischer, Hinkley-Smith), 15:29.
SECOND PERIOD: 4, Park Rapids, Ba. Jerger (Naeve), 3:29. 5, Park Rapids, Hinkley-Smith (Fischer, M. Vaudrin), 7:54. 6, Park Rapids, Hinkley-Smith (Fischer, A. Vaudrin), 8:08. 7, Park Rapids, Naeve (Ba. Jerger, Dresow), 11:15.
THIRD PERIOD: 8, Park Rapids, M. Vaudrin (unassisted), 5:53. 9, Park Rapids, Renner (Otterness), 9:05.
GOALIE SAVES: Benson (Wold) 23-25-0-48. Park Rapids (Moore) 2-3-1-8.