A three-goal burst in the second period broke it open as Elk River thumped section rival Duluth 4-0 at home on Friday evening.
Jenna Gerber had a goal and two assists and Jessica Edwards made 18 saves as the Elks improved to 9-10-3 overall and 2-0-1 against section teams.
Abbie Canton scored in the first period, assisted by Gerber and Kaylee Forster.
Second-period goals were scored by Gerber (assisted by Breanna Simon and Forster), Haley William (Chelsey Petrich, Julia Miller) and Samantha Westgaard (Gerber).
Christina Enright got Duluth (9-11-2) on the board in the third period.
The Elks, who’ve won four straight, will be idle a week before hosting Coon Rapids on Saturday, Jan. 26.