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Andover wins Walser Invite, remains undefeated

By Heather Rule, SportsEngine, 12/29/21, 4:45PM CST

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Minnetonka made the Huskies overcome a one-goal deficit in the third period to take home the win.


Scoring the winning goal Wednesday night in the third period is Andover's Sara Kaiser (3). The Huskies defeated the Skippers 4-3 in the Walser Invitational Championship. Photo by Earl J. Ebensteiner, SportsEngine


Picking up two assists Wednesday night is Hannah Christenson (34) of Andover. Andover beat Minnetonka 4-3 at Braemar Ice Arena in Edina. Photo by Earl J. Ebensteiner, SportsEngine

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First Report

Andover took a two-goal lead in the first period, then came back from a one-goal deficit in the third period for a 4-3 victory over Minnetonka in the championship game of the Walser Girls’ Hockey Invitational on Wednesday evening at Braemar Arena in Edina.

Ella Boerger, Madison Brown, Maya Engler and Sara Kaiser each scored for the No. 1 Huskies.

Andover senior Courtney Stagman made 32 saves. Sophia Johnson, a senior for Minnetonka, stopped 38 shots. It was the first time Andover allowed more than two goals in a game.

Both losses for the No. 3 Skippers (11-2) this season have come at the hands of Andover (12-0). The Huskies also won 1-0 at home against Minnetonka in the second game of the season. 


Picking up the first goal for the Skipper’s Wednesday night is Elly Klepinger (22). The Skipper’s lost to the Huskie’s 4-3 in the Walser Invitational Championship. Photo by Earl J. Ebensteiner, SportsEngine

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