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Day 1, USA Hockey Nationals

04/04/2019, 11:00am CDT
By Michael Trzinski, WiPH Staff & Submitted

Blackcats, Selects 16U & 19U all earn victories

The Blackcats jumped out to a 3-0 lead and then held on for a 4-1 win over the Florida Alliance, with all the scoring coming in the first 34 minutes of play.

Juneau Paulsen scored just under two minutes in to get the 'Cats started. Makenzie Weiss then scored a pair of goals in a span of 48 seconds early in the second to bump the lead to three goals.

Thursday Results

Level Time Visitors Home
16U Girls 7:30am Florida Alliance 1 Blackcats 4
16U Girls 9:00am Aspen Leafs 0 WI Selects 3
19U Girls 12:15pm NJ Colonials 3 WI Selects 5
16U Boys 6:15pm Littleton Hawks 4 WI Northeast 1

A Madelyne Pope goal for the Alliance cut the lead to 3-1, but Lilly Accola scored less than a minute later to account for the final scoring.

Kami Krumenauer, Jenna Bergmanis, Mallory Thompson, Amber DeLong, and Natalie Roussopoulos each had assists for the 'Cats.

The Blackcats held a huge 47-7 shot edge in the game, with the 'Cats Alesha Smith stopping six shots in earning the win.


The WI Selects 16U squad grabbed a 3-0 shutout over the Aspen Leafs.

Early on both teams would trade chances. The parade to the penalty box started 5:03 into the first period. Wincentsen from the Selects was whistled for her first penalty of the game for interference.

Both teams had chances on the penalty, but the Selects got their first look on the power play 8:23 into the first. Even though they had some good looks, they were unable to finish.

Shelby Tryba was able to get a partial breakaway with 4:37 remaining but pushed the puck wide. The play gained momentum for the Selects and Amanda Bauer was able to score on a nifty backhand on a nice feed from Jordan Bonk, who carried the puck through the neutral zone with speed.

Wisconsin held a 6-2 shot advantage after the first.

The second period saw the Selects have to kill off two 5-on-3 advantages of 0:24 and 0:20. The Selects would get their own 5-on-3 to end the period but were unable to capitalize on many golden chances. At the end of two complete, Selects had a 13-5 shot advantage.

The Selects were unable to score on a short power play to start the third. Wisconsin had to kill off another Aspen power play and held just a 1-0 lead with eight minutes to go. 

Capitalizing on six solid shifts of 5-on-5 play, Mackenzie Rosin was able to break through with a shot from the point. Brynn Weaver and Alexis Hagen were credited with assists on the goal.

Kalie Gruhlke was able to ice the game with a empty net goal with just over a minute to play, with helpers to Audrey Ladewig and Shannon Gibbons.

Naomi Stow was solid in a 13 save shutout, including facing two high-quality chances in the final minutes of the game. The Selects held a 28-13 shot edge in the contest.

Zoe Sternberg notched a hat trick and the 19U WI Selects grabbed an early 4-0 lead and held on for a 5-3 victory over the New Jersey Colonials.

Kourtney Koster scored on the power play just under three minutes in, and then Sternberg added a pair of goals in the opening stanza to give the Selects a 3-0 lead.

Bailey Williams scored on the man advantage early in the second to make it 4-0, Selects.

Hannah Feinberg scored in the middle of the period for the Colonials to cut the lead to 4-1, but Sternberg got that goal back two minutes later, bumping the lead to 5-1.

Feinberg scored on the power play just over a minute later to cut the lead to 5-2. Forty-three seconds after that, Anna Bajak scored for NJ to make it an interesting 5-3 game with just over four minutes left, but the Selects were able to hang on for the win.

Sarah Marvin, Jaidyn Groshek, Bailey Williams, Abby Comar, Jade Williams, and Maike Zipp all had assists in the winning effort.

Gwen Parker stopped 23 shots in the game for the Selects, who held a 38-26 shot margin in the contest.


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