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Minneapolis freshman kicks off Hockey Day festivities with an OT winner over Holy Angels

By Heather Rule, SportsEngine, 01/16/20, 5:45PM CST

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Celia Midtbo capped off a three point night by scoring the OT winner under the lights at Parade Ice Garden.

Celia Midtbo (2) scores the game-winning goal in overtime to give Minneapolis a 3-2 win over Holy Angels in the opening game of Hockey Day Minnesota festivities. Photo by Cheryl A. Myers, SportsEngine

Celia Midtbo (2) scores the game-winning goal in overtime to give Minneapolis a 3-2 win over Holy Angels in the opening game of Hockey Day Minnesota festivities. Photo by Cheryl A. Myers, SportsEngine

Julia Stevens (10) heads to the bench to celebrate her goal with teammates. Stevens had a goal and an assist in Minneapolis' 3-2 overtime win over Holy Angels on Thursday night. Photo by Cheryl A. Myers, SportsEngine

Julia Stevens (10) heads to the bench to celebrate her goal with teammates. Stevens had a goal and an assist in Minneapolis' 3-2 overtime win over Holy Angels on Thursday night. Photo by Cheryl A. Myers, SportsEngine

Hockey Day Minnesota 2020 couldn’t have started much better. Well, an air temperature above zero might have been nice. But seeing an overtime game-winner scored is a nice compromise. 

In a battle between Metro West Conference foes, Minneapolis defeated Holy Angels 3-2 in overtime Thursday evening under the lights at Parade Stadium. 

Minneapolis freshman Celia Midtbo put on a show with a three-point night, including an unassisted overtime winner about halfway through the extra session. 

“I just came around the net and threw it hoping for the best,” Midtbo said. “A couple seconds after, I knew it went in. It feels great. I don’t know how to explain it.” 

Bridget McGuire (22) sends a pass out in front of the net. McGuire scored Holy Angels' first goal, giving the Stars' a 1-0 lead at the end of the first period. Photo by Cheryl A. Myers, SportsEngine

Bridget McGuire (22) sends a pass out in front of the net. McGuire scored Holy Angels' first goal, giving the Stars' a 1-0 lead at the end of the first period. Photo by Cheryl A. Myers, SportsEngine

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