New Ulm 6, Waseca 3

The New Ulm Eagles girls hockey team posted a conference victory over the Waseca Blue Jays by a decisive 6-3 margin last Thursday. The first period was close, with New Ulm scoring first on an unassisted goal on the power play by Brook Schugel for a 1-0 lead.  The second period saw Waseca storm back when Alicia Knoll made the hat trick with three goals, all on the power play. The Eagles answered with two goals from Sleepy Eye’s Lexie Weiss. Brittany Denn assisted on the first goal and Morgan Schaefer on the second as the period ended knotted at 3-3.  The third period was all New Ulm. Brittany Denn scored two gaols assisted by Lexie Weiss and Brook Schugel on the first and Erika Ries on the second. Lexi Fischer ended the scoring with the sixth point, assisted by Sam Guggisberg. The Sleepy Eye players had a good game with Lexis Weiss scoring two goals and an assist, Lexi Fischer scoring a goal and Erika Ries getting an assist. Goalie Julia Schaefer notched the win stopping 21 of 24 shots.

New Ulm 2,
St. Paul United 8
In a strange fate of scheduling, the Eagles took to the ice a night later in an away game against St. Paul United. St. Paul plays in a very tough league that includes top hockey programs at Blake and Breck. The New Ulm girls must have been exhausted and were never really in the game, although they played a good first period for a 1-1 score. Brook Schugel scored at 2:44 unassisted for the Eagles, but St. Paul answered at 6:29 when Maggie Blaisdell found the net. The second period was all St. Paul as they posted five unanswered goals to take command of the game. The third period wasn’t much better as St. Paul scored twice before Brittany Denn scored the final goal of the game, assisted by Sleepy Eye player Erika Ries. Bailey Landreville took the loss in the nets, stopping 26 of 34 shots.
New Ulm is 3-0 in conference play and 6-8-1 overall. The Eagles play Litchfield-Dassel-Cokato at home on Tuesday Jan. 10.