Girls Hockey: Third-period rally falls short for Flying Warriors

By PATRICK SLACK
Sports Editor
patrick.slack@mcrecord.com

The Brainerd-Little Falls girls hockey team ventured to International Falls, Saturday, Jan. 14, but was handed a 5-2 setback.

The host Broncos started strong with a four-goal first period and maintained a 4-0 lead heading into the third.

The Flying Warriors cut that lead in half with back-to-back goals in the opening 2:32 of the third.

Junior Kayla Strickland scored the first goal before sophomore Tory Brown set up senior Zoe Wolhart for the second.

However, International Falls capitalized on a power-play opportunity to put the game away midway through the final period.

Senior goaltender Jodi Bertrand turned away 32 shots for the Flying Warriors.

Brainerd-Little Falls plays against Sartell-St. Stephen tonight in Brainerd.

 

International Falls 5, Brainerd-Little Falls 2

Brainerd-Little Falls  0 0 2 – 2
International Falls     4 0 1 – 5

FIRST PERIOD

IF: Fox, 0:17 (pp)

IF: Bernard, 7:10

IF: Van Heel, 9:53

IF: Fox, 12:57

SECOND PERIOD

NONE

THIRD PERIOD

BLF: Kayla Strickland, 1:24

BLF: Zoe Wolhart (Tory Brown), 2:32

IF: Fox, 7:48 (pp)

Saves: BLF-Jodi Bertrand: 32; IF: 24.

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