1A girls' hockey: Blake, Warroad reach finals

  • Article by: JASON GONZALEZ , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 22, 2013 - 7:27 PM
hide

Blake's Karlie Lund celebrated her third goal for the hat trick in 3rd period action against Red Wing.

Photo: Bruce Bisping, Star Tribune

CameraStar Tribune photo galleries

Cameraview larger

Blake 5, Red Wing 3

 

 

Shoves and word exchanges in the opening minutes of Friday's Class 1A semifinal fueled the Blake girls' hockey team.

Physicality is a big part of the Bears' usual efforts and played a big role in a 6-3 victory over Red Wing. First it was Maddy Hall doing the shoving, then Karlie Lund, then Haley Aldrich, each using the moment to show the Wingers there would be no relenting.

"I think the physicality of [our style of play] just generally comes along," Dani Cameranesi said "It gets me kind of fired up when people are trying to come at me."

The teams combined for eight penalties and Red Wing suffered the most from its four. Three of the Wingers core players missed eight minutes of action, with the state's leading scorer Nicole Schammel sitting out four minutes.

Blake turned two of these opportunities into points. Carly Bullock and Cameranesi scored goals four and six on power plays to give the No. 3-seed Bears a cushion to advance to today's noon championship game.

No. 2-seed Red Wing rallied from a 3-1 deficit to briefly tie the game 11:48 into the second period. Katelyn Hadler scored a shorthanded goal, but 10 seconds later Bullock followed up her blocked shot to score the first of three Blake unanswered goals.

Though Blake goaltender Tori Johnson limited Schammel's high-powered offense, the Red Wing junior forward arguably recorded what could be the tournament's top play. Schammel broke away from a defender and created an open look at the goal by pushing the puck behind her and through her legs. The defender fell to the ground, but the crossbar saved a would-be goal.

Though Schammel's shots were frequent, her only goal was scored 11 minutes into the first period.

"I couldn't quite find the back of the net as much as I normally do or as easily," Schammel said. "I just think for our whole team, the puck just wasn't bouncing our way."

Warroad 4, South St. Paul 1

 

Last year’s 9 a.m. start to the Class 1A third-place game didn’t sit well with Warroad so on Friday afternoon it used two power-play goals to make certain that the Warroads fit into a Saturday afternoon time slot.
 
Warroad’s 4-1 victory over South St. Paul at Xcel Energy Center advanced the Warriors to the noon state championship game against Blake.
 
“If our memory serves us right, we didn’t want to play at 9 o’clock in the morning. That is a tough one,” Warroad coach David Marvin said joking.
 
His daughter and senior forward, Lisa Marvin, added, “We owed them one. We felt like they took one from us last year. We didn’t want it to happen again,” she said. “Last year we looked back and said 'What if?’ We didn’t want it to have to be that way this year.”
 
The Warriors lost 4-2 to South St. Paul in the same game a year ago, failing to convert on six power-play opportunities. 
 
This wasn’t the case on Friday. Marvin (two assists, one goal) scored the game’s first goal on a power play. Kayla Gardner (two goals, one assist) increased the lead to 2-0 with a second-period power play goal.
 
South St. Paul achieved its goal of limiting Warroad’s offense early in the game. The Packers gave up just one goal in the first period and trailed only 2-1 heading into the third period. Warroad, however, tacked on goals and closed out the scoring with an open-net score.
 
“Our team was working so hard and we were doing so well in the first and then second period, said Riley Viner, South St. Paul’s only scorer. “I really believe in our team, but it just didn’t go our way.”
 
JASON GONZALEZ
 

 

  • get related content delivered to your inbox

  • manage my email subscriptions

ADVERTISEMENT

Tampa 6 FINAL
Philadelphia 2
LA Clippers 96 FINAL
Chicago 86
Cleveland 103 FINAL
Houston 105
Golden State 106 FINAL
Boston 101
Philadelphia 74 FINAL
Indiana 94
Portland 110 FINAL
Sacramento 99
Charlotte 98 FINAL
Orlando 83
Oklahoma City 108 FINAL
LA Lakers 101
New Orleans 37 3rd Qtr
Denver 37
Los Angeles 2 FINAL
Winnipeg 5
Tampa Bay 3 FINAL
Florida 4
Columbus 3 FINAL
Pittsburgh 5
Toronto 0 3rd Prd 17:07
Washington 2
Anaheim 1 2nd Prd 20:00
Dallas 0
St. Louis 8:30 PM
Vancouver
SMU 73 FINAL
Connecticut 81
Quinnipiac 65 FINAL
Manhattan 69
Fairfield 56 FINAL
Niagara 57
Marist 49 FINAL
Rider 59
Iona 60 FINAL
Saint Peters 68
Oregon State 56 FINAL
California 73
South Florida 55 FINAL
Houston 72
Marquette 66 FINAL
Providence 77
Michigan State 61 FINAL
Wisconsin 68
Siena 57 FINAL
Monmouth 63
Pittsburgh 66 FINAL
Wake Forest 69
Oregon 73 FINAL
Stanford 70
Purdue 46 2nd Half 8:23
Ohio State 45
Arizona State 20 1st Half 7:09
Colorado 23
Washington St 8:30 PM
UCLA
Georgetown 66 FINAL
Providence 81
Binghamton 50 FINAL
UMBC 73
Elon 65 FINAL
Hofstra 58
Virginia Tech 47 FINAL
Boston College 49
(8) Louisville 59 FINAL
Virginia 75
Texas 69 FINAL
West Virginia 76
Creighton 53 FINAL
Villanova 61
Seton Hall 85 FINAL
Butler 76
UNC-Wilmington 76 FINAL
Coll of Charleston 65
(5) Maryland 69 FINAL
(25) Northwestern 48
Saint Josephs 67 FINAL
La Salle 55
Louisiana Tech 53 FINAL
TX-San Antonio 60
Rhode Island 70 FINAL
Massachusetts 78
Richmond 55 FINAL
VA Commonwealth 49
Davidson 46 FINAL
Fordham 54
St Bonaventure 43 FINAL
Duquesne 51
George Mason 45 FINAL
(22) George Washington 80
Indiana 60 FINAL
(20) Rutgers 71
(12) Texas A&M 63 FINAL
LSU 80
Ole Miss 47 FINAL
(11) Miss State 55
Clemson 56 FINAL
Pittsburgh 61
Maine 47 FINAL
New Hampshire 61
Vermont 48 FINAL
Albany 76
Quinnipiac 87 FINAL
Monmouth 48
Saint Peters 47 FINAL
Siena 64
(4) Notre Dame 67 FINAL
NC State 60
Wisconsin 62 FINAL
Penn State 56
Stony Brook 49 FINAL
Hartford 56
Northeastern 47 FINAL
William & Mary 62
St Johns 61 FINAL
Xavier 74
James Madison 74 FINAL
Delaware 71
Towson 45 FINAL
Drexel 50
Illinois State 50 FINAL
Bradley 60
Southern Ill 74 FINAL
Loyola-Chicago 70
Northern Iowa 54 FINAL
Wichita State 66
Minnesota 76 FINAL
(17) Iowa 92
(15) North Carolina 80 FINAL
(16) Duke 81
Alabama 73 FINAL
Auburn 80
(9) Florida State 69 FINAL
Miami-Florida 55
Arkansas 41 FINAL
Missouri 57
Georgia 52 FINAL
Florida 45
Dayton 95 FINAL
Saint Louis 68
Drake 57 FINAL
Missouri State 86
Colorado 46 FINAL
(10) Arizona State 59
(19) Stanford 55 FINAL
Oregon 62
Marquette 82 FINAL
DePaul 99
Southern Miss 66 FINAL
Texas-El Paso 60
Vanderbilt 49 FINAL
(6) Tennessee 79
(2) South Carolina 56 FINAL
(13) Kentucky 67
Utah 41 FINAL
Arizona 64
Ohio State 78 FINAL
Nebraska 60

ADVERTISEMENT

question of the day

Poll: With Adrian Peterson's suspension overturned, what should the Vikings do?

Weekly Question

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

 
Close