Four-goal scoring spree lifts East Grand Forks over Lakers girls' hockey
A four-goal scoring barrage was a big momentum killer for the Detroit Lakes girls' hockey team in an 8-1 loss to visiting East Grand Forks Tuesday.
After a Brin Seebold goal 9:59 into the second period cut EGF's lead to 3-1, the Green Wave broke the dam by converting four unanswered tallies within a five-minute span to put the game out of reach.
The loss keeps the Lakers winless on the season.
"After scoring that goal to bring the score to 3-1, we were pretty fired up," said DL head coach Dan Maloney. "I told them it's very important to keep your composure after that goal.
"This game was a learning lesson in keeping your composure and if you lose it, you need to find a way to get it back."
The Green Wave opened the scoring with two goals by Carlee Kliner and Chelsey Grassel to take a 2-0 first-period lead, then added an unassisted score by Leah Jensen 9:49 into the second for the 3-0 advantage.
Up to then, EGF controlled the puck in DL's zone for the majority of the game, before Seebold struck with a rebound goal just 10 seconds after Jensen's score -- that coming on an assist by Callie Johnson.
"We showed some flurries of shots at their net and we figured we probably would get outshot (in the game)," Maloney said. "So it was important capitalizing on the opportunities we had because they would be limited."
It seemed like the Lakers were poised to make a run at the Green Wave after Seebold's goal, but a breakaway by Jaclyn Scanlan on a pass from center ice by Kliner quickly quelled DL's momentum.
Three goals followed in succession by Jensen, Alex Hedlund and a shorthanded score by Scanlan with 1:59 left in the second period to put EGF up 7-1.
In all, a total of six goals were scored in just over seven minutes of play in the second period.
Maloney switched up his goalies after the seventh Green Wave goal, inserting eighth grader Roni Roy for senior Winona Goettel, who finished with 25 saves.
Roy had 10 saves through the third period, before giving up her only goal with 10 seconds left in the game to Jordyn Konze.
"We switched up goalies, not to only give Roni some more experience, but just to change things up," Maloney said. "But to break this game down, I thought we handled the puck well in the first period and had a strong second period, before giving up those four goals.
"But I credit the girls for bringing a lot of energy early in the second period, before losing their composure."
The Lakers had 12 shots on net, with EGF goalie Tamara Twite saving 11.
DL will look for its first win in the Rocori Holiday Tournament, starting Monday and running through Tuesday.
East Grand Forks at Detroit Lakes, Tuesday, Dec. 23.
Green Wave 2 5 1 - 8
Lakers 0 1 0 - 1
First period -- 1. EGF, Carlee Kliner (Chelsea Morin) 6:44; 2. EGF, Chelsey Grassel (Jaclyn Scanlan, Haley Peterson) 7:07.
Second period -- 3. EGF, Leah Jensen (UA) 9:49; 4. DL, Brin Seebold (Callie Johnson) 9:59; 5. EGF, Scanlan (Francie Piche, Alex Eades) 10:13; 6. EGF, Jensen (UA) 11:10; 7. EGF, Hedlund (Jensen) 11:21; 8. EGF, SH Scanlan (UA) 15:01.
Third period -- 9. EGF, Jordyn Konze (Karli Galstad) 16:50.
Saves -- DL (Winona Goettel) 25; (Roni Roy) 10...EGF (Tamara Twite) 11.