Hockey: Elk girls tip Rebels in overtime 3-2

Jordan McLaughlin delivered the game-winner in overtime as Elk River-Zimmerman nipped Champlin Park 3-2 on Saturday in Champlin.

Abby Kratzke and Madison Ellis notched the other goals as the Elks posted a rare win without a point from career scoring leader Jonna Curtis.

McLaughlin, freshman forward, came through on a 5-on-3 power play at 7:30 of the overtime, assisted by Ellis and Kaylee Forster, after the Rebels had slashing and hooking penalties. It was McLaughlin’s sixth goal of the year.

The Elks (13-3-1 overall) are 10-2 in conference, trailing only Anoka (10-1), and the Rebels are 4-6.

The Rebels outshot the Elks 29-25. Tori Herrmann for the Elks and Hannah Goettle for the Rebels were in goal. The Elks were 1-for-6 and the Rebels 1-for-8 on power plays.

Kara Wendell opened the scoring for Champlin Park. Kratzke, senior forward, countered later in the first period, assisted by Josie Brown.

Ellis gave the Elks a 2-1 lead in the second period with McLaughlin assisting, and Wendell struck again for the Rebels, on a power play, knotting the score.

The Elks survived three Rebel power plays in the third period before winning in overtime.

The Elks will  host Coon Rapids on Tuesday.

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