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Youth leads Breck in shutout of Proctor/Hermantown to reach 1A title game

By HEATHER RULE, Special to the Star Tribune, 02/23/18, 1:15PM CST


The Mustangs, with a seventh-grader in goal, got five of its six goals from an eighth-grader, a freshman and two sophomores.

Breck sophomore Ashley Halverson went after the puck in the first period against Proctor/Hermantown on Friday at Xcel Energy Center. Photo: GLEN STUBBE ¥ glen.stubbe@startribune.com

Part of Breck’s winning formula is depth and rolling multiple lines. The Mustangs had five different goal scorers in their semifinal state tournament shutout victory after six different players scored in the quarterfinal.

“It was nice to see the theme continue,” coach Ronda Engelhardt said.

The Mustangs (18-10-1) defeated unseeded Proctor/Hermantown 6-0 in the first Class 1A semifinal Friday afternoon at Xcel Energy Center to send them back to the championship game for the first time since they won the title in 2012. Freshman defenseman Emily Zumwinkle scored two goals and added an assist.

First report

For the first time since winning it all in 2012, Breck girls’ hockey is going to the Class 1A state championship game.

The Mustangs (18-10-1) defeated unseeded Proctor/Hermantown 6-0 in the first Class 1A semifinal Friday afternoon at Xcel Energy Center. Freshman defenseman Emily Zumwinkle scored a pair of goals and added an assist. The Mustangs scored three second-period goals on their way to victory.

Sophomore Ashley Halverson and eighth-grader Shae Messner scored in the second period. Sophomore Olivia Mobley and senior Luci McGlynn each scored their third goals of the tournament in the third period.

Breck seventh-grader Uma Corniea (9-6-1) got the nod in the net and got her third shutout of the season with nine saves. Breck outshot the Mirage (17-13-0) 44-9.

Check back later for more on the game. 

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