Even with the bone-chilling weather and the pomp-and-circumstance that is Hockey Day Minnesota, Blake girls’ hockey coach Shawn Reid had one factor stick out to him after Thursday’s game.
“We played three complete periods,” Reid said.
Senior Addie Burton mentioned the same thing. Her teammate Lily Delianedis called it “one of the most complete games we’ve played all season.” Not a bad way to sum up an 8-0 Blake victory over Grand Rapids/Greenway (8-9-2) at Parade Stadium. Both Burton and Delianedis recorded hat tricks in the game.
The dominant victory comes during a recent tough stretch for Blake, ranked No. 6 in the Class 2A coaches’ poll. The Bears saw a six-game winning streak come to an abrupt halt with a pair of losses in holiday-tournament play, then sprinkle in losses to Edina and Breck, and Blake (12-5-1, 3-1-0) had lost 4-of-6 games coming into Thursday night’s big-stage game right across the street from their school.
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