Panthers defeat visiting Jacket girls hockey

Spring Lake Park scored just over three minutes into the game and went on to defeat visiting Cambridge-Isanti-Mora-Pine City 3-1 in Nov. 19 girls hockey action. The Bluejackets, however, owned the shots-on-goal edge for the game, with Alex Nelson scoring the team’s lone goal in the third period.

Coach Jeff McCann: “They came out of the gates fast and they were quick.  They beat us to most of the loose pucks in the first period.  We generated shots on goal, out shooting them 16-5 in the first period and 35-26 in the game but couldn’t find the back of the net. The girls worked hard, but we were just a step out of position and couldn’t get things to click.”

The Bluejackets next travel to Holy Family Catholic in Victoria for a 7 p.m. game on Tuesday, Nov. 22.