Hockey: Elk girls lose opener to Wayzata 6-1

Sophia Schutt (left) and an unidentified Elk double-up on Wayzata’s Ashley Klein. (Photo by Bob Burley)


A very young Elk River-Zimmerman girls hockey team with only two varsity-experienced players opened the season against one of the top metro programs, Wayzata, on Saturday evening.

Not surprisingly, the Trojans cruised to a 6-1 win on the Elks’ ice, outshooting the hosts 25-9 in the first two periods while taking a 4-0 lead.

Chelsey Petrich celebrates the Elks first goal of the season with Julia Miller (29) and Alexandra Gallus (21). (Photo by Bob Burley)

Chelsey Petrich notched the lone Elks goal :36 into the final period, assisted by Julia Miller.

Ellen Rethwisch knocked in two goals for Wayzata and Katilyn Klein, Sophia Shaver, Hannah Bangen and Kayciie Palesch had one each.

Senior Kim Scott was in the nets for Elk River, stopping 29 of 35 shots.

The Elks will host Anoka in the conference opener on Tuesday.



ERZ goalie Kim Scott makes a save against Mara Dougherty. (Photo by Bob Burley)