Maple Grove scored three unanswered goals after Blaine took an early lead before holding on to defeat the Bengals 4-2 in the Class 2A, Section 5 girls’ hockey championship game at Roseville Ice Arena.
Lauren Stenslie scored the first of the three goals, corralling a pass from teammate Chloe Corbin and chipping the puck into the net less than a minute after Blaine took a 1-0 lead. Sam Nordstrom scored the go-ahead goal 18 seconds into the second period, and Brigit Goetsch gave the Crimson a two-goal lead over 15 minutes later.
Stenslie added an empty-netter with 31 seconds remaining in the game, after Blaine had cut the lead to one.
Maple Grove scored three unanswered goals, including two in the second period, before holding on to defeat Blaine 4-2 in the Class 2A, Section 5 championship game Friday at Roseville Ice Arena.
Lauren Stenslie, Sam Nordstrom and Brigit Goetsch scored for the top-seeded Crimson (20-6-1), who trailed 1-0 after Blaine's Tess Enlow scored a power-play goal 6:03 into the first period. Stenslie added an empty-net goal with 31 seconds left in the third period to seal the victory.
Brityn Fussy also scored for the second-seeded Bengals (16-11).
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