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Andover's Stagman lives the dream, shuts out Edina on Hockey Day Minnesota

By Kassondra Burtis, SportsEngine, 01/22/22, 8:30AM CST


Courtney Stagman shut down the Edina offense as her team won the rematch of the 2021 Class 2A finals that was won by the Hornets.

Andover goalie Courtney Stagman made 24 saves against Edina on her way to her sixth shutout of the season. The Huskies defeated the Hornets 4-0 on Hockey Day Minnesota in Mankato. Photo by Jeff Lawler, SportsEngine

Andover knew it had a big test against the 2020-21 state champion Edina (18-2). Looking to remain undefeated on the season and solve the mystery of how to beat one of the state’s top goaltenders in Edina’s Uma Corniea, the Huskies were ready to get pucks on net early.

The Huskies (19-0) scored two goals midway through the first period within just over a minute time span.

“Get pucks to the net. You never know what’s going to happen,” Huskies head coach Melissa Volk said. “We knew we needed to get net front and just to keep it simple.”

Andover's Ella Boerger celebrates her second goal of the game against Edina Saturday morning. The Class 2A No.1 Huskies defeated the No. 2 Hornets 4-0 at Blakeslee Stadium in Mankato. Photo by Jeff Lawler, SportsEngine

First Report

Seven Andover players found their way onto the score sheet as the Huskies defeated Edina 4-0 on Saturday, Jan. 22 at Blakeslee Stadium in Mankato to remain undefeated this season.

Kicking off the 16th annual Hockey Day Minnesota, Andover (19-0) and Edina (18-2) faced off for a 9:30 a.m. start, continuing a rivalry that’s followed them through state championship matchups the past two years, with each team taking one state title.

A faceoff of the top two teams in the Class 2A Let’s Play Hockey rankings promised for an exciting game. The game featured two of the state’s top goalies in the Huskies’ Courtney Stagman and the Hornets’ Uma Corniea, each backing their teams to several shutouts this season with Stagman earning her sixth of the season in the win as she made 24 saves.

Ella Boerger, leading the Huskies with 42 points entering the game, scored a pair of goals, including an empty net goal late in the third period to put a stamp on the Huskies’ win. Sara Kaiser and Nora Sauer scored the other two goals for the Huskies.

The Hornets’ Corniea, who earned her 30th career shutout earlier this week to break the previous Minnesota State High School League record of 29, made 22 saves. 

Edina's Nora McConnell battles Andover's Maya Engler for control of the puck during Saturday morning’s Hockey Day Minnesota matchup in Mankato. The Hornets fell to the Huskies 4-0 at Blakeslee Stadium. Photo by Jeff Lawler, SportsEngine

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