2/1/2013 8:30:00 AM Eagle boys win in OT; girls skate to a tie
Eagle girls tie Trojans
Worthington 1-0-0-0 = 1 Windom Area 0-0-1-0 = 1 The Windom Area girls hockey team outshot and largely outskated the Worthington Trojans Thursday at the Windom Arena, but the scoreboard after 59 minutes of hockey showed a 1-1 tie in the Eagles' regular-season finale.
The Trojans took the early lead, scoring with 10 seconds left in the first period on a goal by Betsy Thompson.
But the Eagles kept the offensive pressure on the Trojans, outshooting Worthington 36-20 in the game. Windom got the equalizer 5:18 into the third period when a scramble in front of the net resulted in Jolyssa Higley-Purrington stuffing a rebound past Worthington goalie Amanda Bristow, tying the game at 1-1. Addison Beaty assisted on the goal.
The Trojans outshot the Eagles 5-1 in overtime, but Eagle goalie Emily Steen came up with a series of saves to preserve the tie.
Steen finished with 19 saves in the tie.
Next games: Check for updates after each game. Windom Area: at Marshall, Feb. 8
Windom Area 1-2-0-1 = 4 Waseca 1-2-0-0 = 3 The Windom Area boys hockey team rallied to tie the game late in the second period, then scored the game-winner in overtime to claim a 4-3 victory at Waseca Thursday night.
Zach Bartosh scored three minutes into overtime to give the Eagles the victory.
Waseca struck first, scoring a shorthanded goal in the first period, but Devin Nielsen answered, tying the game on a goal off assists by Bartosh and Dylan Pigman.
Down 2-1 in the second, Mitchell Macek tied the game off an assist by Bartosh. The Bluejays again took the lead, but Travis Janssen netted a goal with just one second left on the clock in the second, tying the game at 3-3.
Neither team scored in the third, setting up overtime when Barosh took a feed from Janssen to score the game-winner.
Windom outshot Waseca 53-36 in the game. Ben Stubbe finished with 33 saves in the win.
Next games: Check for updates after each game. Windom Area: vs. Luverne, Feb. 4