East Ridge girls hockey: Raptors fall to Park, HastingsThe Raptors’ winless streak stretched to five games after two Suburban East Conference match-ups.
By: Mike Longaecker, Editor, Woodbury Bulletin
The Raptors’ winless streak stretched to five games after two Suburban East Conference match-ups.
East Ridge lost 5-2 Saturday to District 833 rival Park and 6-0 on Tuesday to Hastings.
The losses dropped the Raptors’ overall record to 4-14 (1-11-2 SEC), leaving them in a tie for eighth place in the conference with four points.
The last East Ridge win came Jan. 3 over Woodbury; the Raptors tied White Bear Lake later in the month.
In Saturday’s game against Park, both teams skated to a scoreless first period.
Park was the first on the board, thanks to a goal at 1:29 in the second period by forward Mary Turitto – the first of what would lead to a hat trick for her in the game. She was assisted on the play by Allie Morse.
Less than two minutes later, Park scored again on a power play goal by defenseman Anna Keys (assists from Turitto, Caitlyn Quinn).
The Raptors answered back about seven minutes later in the second on a power play goal of their own. Forward Kayla Bender scored the goal, with assists going to Jessica Hammer and Katelyn Bergloff.
But Park pulled away later in the period, with two more goals – the first by forward Allie Thalhuber, the second by Turitto.
East Ridge managed one more goal when Maggie Ahmann scored on a third-period power play goal, but it wouldn’t be enough. Turrito put the game out of reach on an empty netter with two second left in the game.
Morse stopped 24 of 26 shots on goal for the Wolfpack. East Ridge goalie Katherine Ahmann fended off 14 of Park’s 18 shots on goal.
The Raptors went back in search of a win Tuesday against Forest Lake in a game played after the Bulletin went to press. The Raptors play host Friday to Cretin-Derham Hall.