Danielle Burgen (8) of Chisago Lakes picks up a hat-trick while scoring the winning goal Thursday night as the the Wildcats defeat the Storm 4-3 in overtime at the Parade Ice Garden. Photo by Earl J. Ebensteiner, SportsEngine
Parade Ice Garden has not been a festive place for Chisago Lakes girl’s hockey in the past. From 2016-19, the Wildcats saw their season end at the rink in Minneapolis in the Class 1A section playoffs. They never made it past the section semifinal.
All the more reason why an early-season game against Minneapolis on Thursday night at Parade was so important for Chisago Lakes coach Dave Burgen. He talked about the history with his team before the game, wanting to finally get a victory at the venue was used as motivation.
Picking up the assist on the winning goal in overtime is Chisago Lakes (22) Rilee Winters. Chisago Lakes beat Minneapolis 4-3. Photo by Earl J. Ebensteiner, SportsEngine
Senior Danielle Burgen scored the overtime winner with 3:30 left in overtime to complete her hat trick and give Chisago Lakes a 4-3 win over Minneapolis on Thursday night at parade Ice Garden.
For Minneapolis, junior forward Celia Midtbo scored all three goals for her team, giving her a hat trick as well.
In goal, sophomore Breanna Ritter made 22 saves for Chisago Lakes, while senior Molly Taylor stopped 35 shots for Minneapolis (0-4-1).
The Wildcats (3-4), ranked No. 9 in Class 1A by Let’s Play Hockey, started the season on a three-game skid before winning three of their last four games, including a 14-6 rout of Mahtomedi on Tuesday.
Scoring the tying goal in the third period and picking up a hat-trick Thursday night is the Storms’ Celia Midtbo. Minneapolis lost to Chisago Lakes 4-3 in overtime. Photo by Earl J. Ebensteiner, SportsEngine