East Ridge girls hockey: Raptors beat Polars, fall to No. 2 RosevilleThe East Ridge girls hockey team split its last two games – bringing down former girls hockey power North St. Paul 4-2, before falling 7-0 to No. 2-ranked Roseville.
By: Patrick Johnson, Sports Editor, Woodbury Bulletin
The East Ridge girls hockey team split its last two games – bringing down former girls hockey power North St. Paul 4-2 on Saturday, Nov. 19, before falling 7-0 to No. 2-ranked Roseville in its Suburban East Conference contest of the year on Tuesday, Nov. 22, at Bielenberg Sports Complex.
The games put East Ridge at 2-3 overall and 0-1 in the SEC.
In the win over North St. Paul (3-2), East Ridge netted three third period goals to break a 1-1 tie, then held on for the victory.
Raptors sophomore forwards Cassandra Goff and Kayla Bender each scored two goals in the game.
Goff got East Ridge started 8:09 into the first period to give the Raptors a 1-0 lead and, after the Polars tied the game, gave the Raptors another lead 3:06 into the third period. Bender then netted back-to-back goals just over four minutes apart to help East Ridge pull away. Bender leads the team with four goals on the year. East Ridge junior goalie Katie Ahmann got the win between the pipes, stopping 26 of 28 shots.
East Ridge took on seventh-ranked Stillwater (3-1; 1-0 SEC) on Monday, Nov. 28, after the Bulletin went to print. Next, the Raptors go to White Bear Lake on Saturday, Dec. 3, to take on the sixth-ranked Bears (3-1; 1-0 SEC).