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Andover shuts out Edina

By Heather Rule, SportsEngine, 11/12/22, 8:45AM CST


The Huskies justified their early-season No. 1 ranking by beating the Hornets 3-0 on Saturday.

Ella Boerger (15) of Andover puts pressure on Edina goalie Uma Corniea in the second period. Boerger scored Andover’s first goal in a 3-0 win over Edina Saturday afternoon in Andover. Photo by Earl J. Ebensteiner, SportsEngine

Andover sophomore defenseman Courtney Little skated the puck up ice during a second-period power play. Having sophomore forward Hannah Christenson skating with her, Little was patient. Deep in the Edina zone, the patience paid off with a slick, cross-ice pass over to Christenson for the goalmouth tap-in.

The feed for a 3-0 Huskies lead over Edina impressed Little’s teammate, top-line center, senior Ella Boerger.

“I did not know how that went across,” Boerger said. “I do not know how she did that or saw that, but it was incredible.”

Little could tell the Edina defense was more focused on her carrying the puck. She spotted Christenson.

“I just saw her rushing to the net, so I passed it over,” Little said. “I thought that was the best decision.”

That goal was the last of the scoring in a 3-0 Huskies victory Saturday afternoon at the Andover Community Center arena as Andover capitalized with two power-play goals to finish with its second shutout win in as many games to start the girls’ hockey season.

Goalie Courtney Stagman of Andover gets a shutout Saturday afternoon against Edina. Stagman stopped 35 shots on goal in the Huskies 3-0 win over the Hornet’s. Photo by Earl J. Ebensteiner, SportsEngine

First Report

The Huskies scored early and then used a pair of power-play goals to defeat Edina 3-0 Saturday afternoon at the Andover Community Center arena.

Senior center Ella Boerger got the scoring started with a breakaway goal in the first five minutes to set the tone. Sophomore defenseman Courtney Little had a pair of assists, while the defense and senior goaltender Courtney Stagman also kept Edina off the board through two periods.

Two games into its season and the Huskies (2-0-0) have already knocked off two teams ranked in the top 10 of Class 2A by a Let’s Play Hockey preseason poll. Edina (0-1-0) is ranked No. 3, and the Huskies also shut out Benilde-St. Margaret’s, ranked No. 10, on Thursday to open their season.

Coming off a perfect 30-0, Class 2A championship season, Andover improves to an 82-3 overall record going back to the start of the 2019-20 season.

Andover senior goaltender Courtney Stagman finished with 35 saves, while Edina senior Uma Corniea saved 32 shots. 

Edina’s Hannah Halverson gets a shot on goal in the second period. The Hornets lost to the Huskies 3-0 at the Andover Arena Saturday afternoon. Photo by Earl J. Ebensteiner, SportsEngine

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