East Ridge girls hockey: Raptors win Schwan Cup title
East Ridge snapped a four-game losing streak in a big way at the Schwan Cup tournament by winning the Red Division.
Sophomore forward Katherine Scheibner scored a pair of goals in the first period and senior forward Jaedyn Walz scored with 32 seconds left for the 3-0 victory.
East Ridge finished with a 32-7 shot advantage.
The Raptors needed a goal from sophomore forward Anya Hafiz with three minutes to play to knock off Fort Frances 3-2 despite holding a 46-18 shot advantage.Hafiz finished with two goals and gave East Ridge a 1-0 advantage with a power-play goal at 11:38 of the first period.Sophomore forward Brooklyn Pierre made it 2-0 with a second-period goal, but Fort Frances scored with 14 seconds to play in the second period to cut the lead to 2-1.Fort Frances tied the game 2-2 at 8:03 of the third period.The Raptors continued to pepper opponents with shots in the championship, but only got a goal from Pierre on the power play at 13:27 of the second period.East Ridge outshot North Metro 43-11 for the game and went 1-for-2 on the power play.Erin Cheatham made 11 saves for the shutout victory.Before heading into the Schwan Cup tournament, Katherine Scheibner scored a pair of second-period goals to led East Ridge past district rival Park 2-0 Saturday at Cottage Grove Ice Arena.Scheibner’s first goal came on a snipe to the upper corner of the net and followed that up with a shorthanded goal to make it 2-0.Scheibner’s second goal came as she fell to the ice and drew a penalty while the Raptors tried to kill a penalty.Both goals came after Wolfpack (3-12-2, 1-7-2 SEC) turnovers in their own zone.“It’s been a consistent theme that we’ve had turnovers, they just happened to be there today,” Park head coach Steve Morse said.Wolfpack junior goalie Paige Press made 39 saves against East Ridge in a performance similar to the first meeting between the two teams when she made 35 saves in a 1-0 loss.“She’s been very consistent,” Morse said. “She’s seen a lot of shots. She’s seeing between 30 and 50 shots a game and she’s been solid every night. We know we have a chance when she’s solid and so far that’s been every night.”The Raptors face Woodbury Friday at Bielenberg Arena in Woodbury while Park faces Roseville Friday in Roseville.