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Hockey Day brings wins, but 19U drops league opener

Posted 11/24/15 (Tue)

Hockey Day brings wins, but 19U drops league opener

By Jody Michael
Autumn Gault saved all 24 Crosby shots to lead the Glasgow Ice Dawgs to a season-opening 3-0 win against the Crosby Comets’ girls 19U team at Glasgow on Sunday.
“The Glasgow game was really, really rough, as they are big and have a tremendous goalie,” Comets coach Keith Olson said. “They will be hard to score on all year.”
Glasgow opened the scoring 3:42 into the first period and added goals at the end of the second and beginning of the third.
MaKenzie Knudson made 11 saves. The Comets outshot the Ice Dawgs 24-14 but didn’t manage to score on any of the opportunities they generated.
“So far I have been pleased with the intensity of our efforts,” Olson said. “We are really young overall, and only one senior. I doubt we will be the favorite in many games, but defensively we played well and did a great job limiting shots. All of our eighth-graders really have stepped up and played great.”
Glasgow 3, Crosby 0
    1st    2nd    3rd    F
Crosby    0    0    0    0
Glasgow    1    1    1    3
1st period
Glasgow -- Amy Fuhrmann 13:18
2nd period
Glasgow -- Kennedy Schmidt :03
3rd period
Glasgow -- Schmidt 14:18
Goalie saves: MaKenzie Knudson 11, Autumn Gault 24
Penalty minutes: Crosby 8, Glasgow 12
Girls teams win big otherwise
Following the 19U loss, the 14U girls rolled in their game to a 12-0 win.
“Our girls played a great team game and we got contributions from many players,” coach Bob Gillen said. “I was proud of our dual-rostered girls who just finished playing a 19U game against a big and strong Glasgow team, and they came out and played hard in the 14U game.”
The Comets got three goals from Autumn Ballew and two each from Kyrian Johnson, Riley Power-Akers, Michelle Landsverk and Addy Eriksmoen and one from Hailey Landsverk. Eriksmoen, Ballew and Johnson each had an assist. Zada Ballew earned the 13-save shutout.
The 19U team defeated Williston 5-2 on Saturday during Hockey Day exhibition action, while the 14U girls won 7-2.
Both girls teams will now travel to Williston for games Sunday, 14U at 2:45 p.m. and 19U at 4:30 p.m.
Junior Gold shuts out Wolves
Taylor Landsverk stopped 11 shots to help the Crosby Comets’ Junior Gold team shut out the Minot Wolves in a 7-0, shortened exhibition win at Hockey Day in Crosby on Saturday.
Race Jacobson, Alex Bailey and Aidan Eriksmoen each had two goals, and Rider Jacobson had one. The Comets were 3-for-4 on the power play; the Wolves were 0-for-3.
“Being a young team, the boys work together great,” coach Cody Overland said, “moving the puck around the zone well, always finding the open man.”
Crosby’s game Tuesday at the Williston JV was after press time. They host Williston on Dec. 3 at 6:30 p.m. and play at Watford City the next night.