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DL girls' hockey goes on goal spree

Eight different Detroit Lakes girls' hockey players found nylon in an 11-0 rout in Morris/Benson Tuesday.

It was a positive step forward for the Lakers, who notched their second win of the season by dominating the Storm, as goalie Haleigh Wenger put her mark on the victory with a 12-save shutout.

"It was nice spread out scoring, something which we haven't seen all season," said DL head coach Gretchen Norby. "It was a good win for us and it was nice to see the spread out scoring, giving the girls some much-needed confidence."

The Lakers scored five in each of the first two periods, then added one in the third.

Those DL skaters who notched two goals included Callie Johnson, Emily Payne and Sydney Haman.

Other goal scorers were Emily Seebold, Hannah Rhodes, Annikka Anderson, Chandra Johnson and Hailey Sonstegard.

"We did a nice job of executing on our passes, something we have been struggling with, and we played a pretty good transition game in neutral ice, which allowed us to control most of the game," Norby said. "The girls were also able to cycle the puck in the offensive end, thus creating some nice plays resulting in goals."

The Lakers will host Wadena-Deer Creek Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and will finish the week by hosting Fergus Falls Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

"We are going to need to start scoring some goals here in January," the DL coach said. "I'm looking for anyone to step up and take on that role."

Brian Wierima
Detroit Lakes Newspapers Sports Editor for the last 15 years. St. Cloud State University graduate, who hails from Deer Creek, MN.