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Andover's high-scoring line is shut down, but the outcome is still a shutout

By DAVID LA VAQUE, Star Tribune , 02/20/20, 1:45PM CST


The Huskies defeated Farmington 6-0 in the first Class 2A quarterfinal, with less-heralded players pacing the goal attack.

Andover forward Madison Kaiser (29) scored on a wrap-around goal past Farmington goaltender Ryleigh Furlong (31) in the first period. Photo: Shari L. Gross ¥ shari.gross@startribune.com

Andover’s 6-0 state tournament quarterfinal victory showcased the highest-scoring girls’ hockey team (6.2 goals per game) in Class 2A in fine form.

But the Huskies’ formidable top line accounted for zero goals against Farmington. Instead, capable but less-heralded players filled the net. Sophomore Madison Kaiser scored her 24th goal of the season and junior Madelynn Jurgensen scored two of her line’s three goals.

“A lot of teams just have that one line, but we have a solid three or four lines that always produce, go hard and get it done,” said Jurgensen, now with 14 goals this season.

Jamie Nelson, top-line center for No. 2 seed Andover (26-2), praised Thursday’s team effort.

“It’s always a relief to be on a team where you don’t have to produce every game,” Nelson said. “Today, when we didn’t produce, our team was there to back us up and bring home the win.”

First report

Andover’s formidable top line, the main cog of the highest scoring offense in girls’ hockey, accounted for zero goals in the Huskies’ 6-0 quarterfinal victory against Farmington.

Instead, capable but less-heralded players paced the attack: Sophomore Madison Kaiser, junior Madelynn Jurgensen, freshmen Josie Hemp and Ella Boerger and sophomore Sara Kaiser.

Madison Kaiser scored her 24th goal of the season and Jurgensen scored twice, giving her 14 goals this season.

No. 2 seed Andover (26-2) led 2-0 after one period Thursday at Xcel Energy Center and doubled its lead by second intermission.

Farmington (18-11) managed 12 shots on goal. Andover goalie Amanda Pelkey stopped them all. The Huskies held its three section opponents without a goal as well. 

Check back later for more on the game.

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