Detroit Lakes girls' hockey falls to 0-5
The bumps in the road continued for the Detroit Lakes girls' hockey team, which fell to 0-5 after losses to both Moorhead and Sartell.
Despite outshooting Sartell Saturday on the road by a 33-26 margin, the Lakers were blanked 4-0 by the Sabres, while the Spuds used an eight-goal explosion in the second period to swipe victory in DL Tuesday by the score of 12-1.
"I felt we played three solid periods against Sartell, but we just couldn't put the puck in the net," said DL head coach Dan Maloney. "We generated shots and if we could have put one in early, sometimes that changes the entire outcome."
Senior goalie Winona Goettel had 22 saves in the game, with 10 of them coming in the third period. The Lakers had a combined 16 shots on net in the third period, but Sartell goaltender Erin Deters was up for the challenge by saving them all.
Sartell carried a 1-0 lead after the first period after Nikki Kothenbeutel scored her first of two goal at the 7:55 mark, with assists going to Kendra Rasmussen and Lauren Lukasavitz.
The Sabres stretched the lead out to 3-0 in the second, as Kristie Peterson was assisted by Kothenbeutel and Rasmussen notched an unassisted power play goal with just over three minutes remaining in the period.
Kothenbeutel capped the scoring in the third.
"We need to start breaking open those chances in those situations where we are producing shots on goal," Maloney said. "But we just couldn't buy a goal."
The Lakers didn't have as many opportunities against the Spuds, which limited DL's attack to just nine shots on net.
Meanwhile, Moorhead controlled the puck in the Lakers' zone for the majority of the first and second periods, putting 24 shots on net and finding paydirt with 10 of those.
After falling down 4-0 early in the second period at the 11:19 mark, eighth grader Veronica Roy replaced Goettel between the pipes for her first varsity action ever.
"We were just looking for a different look and sometimes for goalies, it's just not their day," Maloney said of the move. "That was good experience for Veronica and she seemed fairly calm. She is coming from our U-12 program and had some junior varsity experience."
Two Spuds had hat tricks in forwards Mikayla Carey and Ashley Stenerson, while Anna Lipetzky and Kendall Christian each had two.
Carey had a team-high six points, including three assists.
DL's lone goal came 7:44 into the third on a nice uppershelf goal by Brin Seebold, with the assist by Callie Johnson.
Maicie Penner gained the victory in net for Moorhead.
"They took control of the game in the second period and they had some nice rebound and screen goals," Maloney added. "That's tough to recover from when they start scoring that many goals in one period."
The Lakers will look for their first victory Tuesday, Dec. 2, when Wadena-Deer Creek visits Kent Freeman Arena for a 7 p.m. start.
Moorhead at Detroit Lakes, Tuesday, Nov. 18.
Spuds 2 8 2 - 12
Lakers 0 0 1 - 1
First period -- 1. Mhd, Anna Lipetzky (Ashley Stenerson) 3:10; 2. Mhd, Stenerson (Lipetzky, Brittany Rustan) 13:05.
Second period -- 3. Mhd, Mikayla Carey (Rustand) 1:00; 4. Mhd, Kendall Christian (Carey, Stenerson) 4:04; 5. Mhd, Carey (Chrisian) 5:41; 6. Mhd, Ashley Cooper (Stephanie Johnson, Carey) 7:12; 7. Mhd, Stenerson (Jodi Bergland, Lipetzky) 10:13; 8. Mhd, Johnson (Bergland) 13:03; 9. Mhd, Carey (Christian) 13:28; 10. Mhd, Stenerson (Lipetzky) 15:24.
Third period -- 11. Mhd, Christian (Carey, Emily Magnan) :48; 12. DL, Brin Seebold (Callie Johnson) 7:44; 13. Mhd, Carly Stoddard (UA) 13:14.
Saves -- DL (Winona Goettel, Veronica Roy) 8 6 4 - 18...Mhd (Maicie Penner) 0 5 4 - 9.
Detroit Lakes at Sartell, Saturday, Nov. 15.
Lakers 0 0 0 - 0
Sabres 1 2 1 - 4
First period -- 1. Sart, Nikki Kothenbeutel (Kendra Rasmussen, Lauren Lukasavitz) 7:55.
Second period -- 2. Sart, Kristie Peterson (Kothenbeutel) 10:37; 3. Sart, PP Rasmussen (UA) 14:43.
Third period -- 4. Sart, Kothenbeutel (Peterson, Rasmussen) 4:08.
Saves -- DL (Winona Goettel) 6 6 10 - 22...Sart (Erin Deters) 5 12 16 - 33.