Girls hockey, Class A: Breck makes it three in a row
Posted: Monday, July 20, 2020 - 9:17 AM
Breck extended its Class A championship streak to three consecutive seasons following a 5-0 victory over Cloquet-Esko-Carlton in the title game on Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
Junior forward Sadie Lindsay scored two goals and assists on two, while sister, Ava Lindsay, a freshman forward, added a goal and three assists in powering the Mustangs (25-6-0) to their fourth championship since 2012.
"To capture a three-peat is something that an athlete only dreams about," Sadie Lindsay said. "For it to come true, so many things have to go your way. We were fortunate and that it did so this season. It's been an amazing run."
Breck rolled through the tournament by outscoring the opposition 23-2. Cloquet-Esko-Carlton (27-4-0) was making its first championship game since finishing runner-up to South St. Paul in Class AA in 2005.
In the third-place game, Warroad recorded a 6-1 victory over Rochester Lourdes behind three goals from junior forward Sydney Phaneuf. In the consolation final at TRIA Rink at Treasure Island Center, Hutchinson recorded a 5-3 victory over South St. Paul. The Tigers scored five goals on 14 shots. Senior forward Alex Hantge had three goals, including an empty-netter with 1:46 remaining in regulation time. South St. Paul outshot Hutchinson 46-14. Junior goalie Hannah Ludwig made 43 saves for the Tigers.
In the consolation final, Hutchinson skated to a 5-3 victory over South St. Paul. Senior forward Alex Hantge scored three goals, including an empty-netter with 1:46 remaining in regulation time to send Hutchinson to the win. Junior goalie Hannah Ladwig made 43 saves for the Tigers. Junior forward Ella Reynolds scored two goals for the Packers.
Cloquet-Esko-Carlton advanced to the championship game with a 5-3 victory over No. 2 Warroad in the semifinals. Senior forward Taylor Nelson paced the Lumberjacks with five points on three goals and two assists. Senior forward Kiana Bender scored the other two goals for C-E-C. In the other semifinal, Breck rolled to a 9-1 victory over Rochester Lourdes behind four goals from senior forward Olivia Mobley. Eighth-grade forward Hannah Halvorson chipped in two goals.