Hockey: Andover topples Elk girls 2-0

Jordan McLaughlin blasted a close-range shot that was gloved by Andover goalie Madison Denny. (Photo by Bob Burley)


by Bruce Strand, Sports editor

The Andover Huskies handed Elk River-Zimmerman a payback defeat, 2-0, on Thursday evening, knocking the Elks from a first-place tie.

Andover goalie Madison Denny stopped 21 Elk shots, while the Huskies scored early — 46 seconds after the opening faceoff — and late — three minutes left in the game — at Elk River Arena.

“We could not get anything going. They had us bottled up all night,” acknowledged Elk coach Joe Heasley. “They’re a good team. They have three solid lines and a very good goaltender. We only had a few good chances to score.”

The Elks, who beat the Huskies 2-1 on Dec. 3, are now 8-2 in the Northwest Suburban and Anoka leads alone at 9-2. Andover is third at 8-3.

Tori Herrmann was in goal for the Elks (12-3-1 overall).

Next for the Elks is game at Champlin Park on Saturday at 3 p.m.

Elk goalie Tori Herrmann made a stop against Mikayla Goodin of Andover. (Photo by Bob Burley)
Emily Heid (left) of the Elks battled Andover's Taylor Hartje. (Photo by Bob Burley)