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Orono makes it five in a row with win over conference rival Holy Angels

By Heather Rule, SportsEngine, 01/20/22, 6:00PM CST

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Iyla Ryskamp's hat trick led the Spartans to victory.


Orono's Iyla Ryskamp tucks the puck around Holy Angels netminder Celeste Rimstad for a first period goal. Ryskamp had a hat trick in the Spartans 6-4 victory over the Stars in Richfield. Photo by Jeff Lawler, SportsEngine

The first goal was a backhand beauty. The second came on the doorstep. The third came on the power play after ringing the crossbar seconds earlier.

So goes the latest chapter of Orono senior captain Iyla Ryskamp hat tricks this season. She scored at least three goals in a game for the fifth time in 2021-22 during a 6-4 victory over Holy Angels on Thursday at Richfield Ice Arena.

“She’s an absolute stud,” Orono coach Sean Fish said. “She should be up for Ms. Hockey at the end of the year, in my opinion. I’m a little bit biased on that. But she deserves it with the year she’s having.”

Orono’s Zoe Lopez looks for a shooting lane against Holy Angels Thursday night. Lopez had a goal and an assist in the Spartans' 6-4 victory over the Stars. Photo by Jeff Lawler, SportsEngine

Orono’s Zoe Lopez looks for a shooting lane against Holy Angels Thursday night. Lopez had a goal and an assist in the Spartans' 6-4 victory over the Stars. Photo by Jeff Lawler, SportsEngine

First Report

Orono girls’ hockey extended its winning streak to five games with a 6-4 victory over Metro West Conference rival Holy Angels on Thursday at Richfield Ice Arena.

Iyla Ryskamp scored a hat trick for Orono, giving the senior Sacred Heart University commit 30 goals for the season and 99 in her career. It’s the fifth time this season she’s scored three-or-more goals in a game.

Orono took 1-0 and 3-1 leads into the locker room, also getting a goal in the second period from freshman Macy Rasmussen. Holy Angels got a pair of goals from freshman Taylor Lesnar to get within one twice, but the Spartans scored a trio of goals in about a four-minute span to increase the lead before the Stars pumped in two more goals.

Orono junior Celia Dahl made 11 saves, while Holy Angels junior Celeste Rimstad made 22 stops.

The Spartans (16-2-0), ranked No. 2 in Class 1A by Let’s Play Hockey, remain undefeated at the top of the conference (7-0-0). It’s the second time this season they defeated the No. 5-ranked Stars, with a 3-1 victory Dec. 2 in Orono.

Orono has outscored opponents 27-9 during the five-game winning streak. 


Holy Angels' Taylor Lesnar had two goals against Orono Thursday night. The Stars fell to the Spartans 6-4 in Richfield. Photo by Jeff Lawler, SportsEngine

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