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East Ridge girls hockey: Raptors win two, drop two

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The East Ridge girls hockey season played four games over nine days, with three games falling on three consecutive nights in the Burnsville Ice Garden Tournament, finishing in third place.

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In the Burnsville tourney opener, on Dec. 27, the Raptors (6-9-1; 4-4-1 Suburban East Conference) started the tournament against Proctor/Hermantown, ranked 11th in Class A, defeating the Mirage 3-1.

Brooklyn Pierre scored twice for East Ridge, giving the Raptors the first goal of the game near the end of the first period of action with an assist by Katherine Scheibner.

After the Mirage (11-4) tied it up in the third period, Pierre scored her second goal less than a minute later from an assist by Cassandra Goff and Kayla Bender. Just 30 seconds later, Jaedyn Walz scored the go-ahead goal East Ridge with an assist by Maggie Ahmann and Katelyn Bergloff. East Ridge outshot Proctor/Hermantown 41-22. Goalie Maggie Ahmann stopped 21 of the Mirages' 22 shots.

Following the win, the Raptors played and lost to Burnsville on Friday night 3-1.

Pierre scored the lone goal for East Ridge, tying the game in the second period. Burnsville (8-6-2) then went ahead in the second period and scored the insurance goal in the third. Ahmann stopped 16 of Burnsville's 19 shots. East Ridge mustered just 14 shots against Braves.

On Saturday, in the third-place game, the Raptors defeated Owatonna 5-1 to end the tournament. Individual statistics were not made available.

On Friday, Jan. 4, East Ridge returned to Suburban East Conference play versus Cretin-Derham Hall and lost 2-1 to the 20th ranked Raiders (9-7; 6-4 SEC). Down 2-0, Katelyn Bergloff scored the lone Raptor goal on a power play. Ahmann stopped 26 of Cretin-Derham Hall's 28 shots.

East Ridge took on White Bear Lake on Monday, Jan. 7, and Stillwater on Tuesday, Jan. 8, after the Bulletin went to print. Next, the Raptors welcome rival Park to Bielenberg Ice Arena on Saturday, Jan. 12.

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