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 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.