Hockey: Royal girls thump Princeton 9-1

Eighth-grader Paetyn Levis had the hat trick as the Rogers Royals cruised to a 9-1 win over the Princeton Tigers on Tuesday evening in Princeton.

Levis had three goals and an assist while senior Katie Braiedy notched a goal and three assists, and senior Jenna Nelson had two goals and two assists. Also scoring were Gabrielle Billing, Madison Chapman, and Madison Lehn.

Michelle Klimstra in goal stopped 18 of 19 shots, and Ellie Anderson played the last five minutes, making three saves.

“Great team effort from the girls,” said coach Dale Sager. “They showed up focused and ready to play, and it showed by capitalizing on early opportunities.”

The Royals (3-1) will play at Chisago Lakes on Friday.