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East Ridge girls hockey: Raptors edge Woodbury, fall to Roseville

The East Ridge girls hockey team beat the last place team in its conference but lost to the team currently in second place, keeping them in fifth place in the Suburban East conference.

On the heels of a week filled with bad breaks and disappointment, the Raptors (10-12-1; 8-7-1 SEC) were able to defeat rival Woodbury on Jan. 22 2-1 on the team's home ice, scoring the game winner on a penalty play.

Jaedyn Walz got the scoring started for East Ridge early in the second period from an assist by Anya Hafiz and Katelyn Bergoff.

The rest of the period was filled with penalties from both teams with five different players committing six offenses.

The players settled down a bit in the third period. Halfway through the final period, Woodbury was able to score the equalizer, but following a Woodbury hooking penalty, Jessica Hammer was able to net what would prove to be the game winner on the power play.

Brooklyn Pierre and Megan Berg had assists on Hammer's goal.

After two periods that saw both teams get about the same amount of shots on goal, the Raptors were able to pour it on in the final frame as they outshot Woodbury 17-4.

East Ridge goalie Katie Ahmann recorded 20 saves in the win over the Royals (5-16-2; 1-13-2 SEC).

On Saturday, East Ridge traveled to 12th-ranked Roseville where the Raiders were able to blank the Raptors 5-0.

Roseville out shot East Ridge 25-14, and the Raiders (16-7; 12-4 SEC) scored one of its five goals on a power play.

Ahmann stopped 15 of the 19 shots on goal and was pulled just two minutes into the second period. Katie Flanders then took to the net and stopped five of six shots that she saw.

East Ridge played Hastings on Monday at 7:30 pm, but results were not available as of press time. Next, East Ridge takes on Cretin-Derham Hall (13-10; 9-7 SEC) on Feb. 1 in St. Paul in the regular-season finale.