Hockey: Royal girls tie Mahtomedi 1-1 in opener

Emily Antony (4), rushing the net in the first period here with Kassie Scherling in pursuit, scored for Rogers in the third period. (Photo by Bruce Strand)


The Rogers Royals opened with a 1-1 tie against Mahtomedi at home on Tuesday evening as goalie Michelle Klimstra stopped 41 of 42 shots.

Kaitlin Braiedy (15) of Rogers jousted with a Mahtomedi defender near the goal. (Photo by Bruce Strand)

Emily Antony, already the Royals all-timeĀ  leader with 53 career goals through ninth grade, got No. 54 to open her sophomore season, tying the game at 7:21 of the third period.

Kelli McAlpine scored for Mahtomedi in the first period. Angela Borceen made 26 saves.

The Royals will play at Anoka on Thursday evening.