It was not a satisfactory tie for Elk River-Zimmerman as they skated to a 3-3 deadlock with Centennial at home on Saturday evening.
“You’d like to think you could get more than three goals when you put about 45 shots on goal,” said coach Joe Heasley. “We have to do some things better.”
Emily Heid, Abbie Canton and Julia Miller scored the goals for the Elks, who outshot the Cougars by a two-to-one margin.
Centennial tied the score 3-3 on a goal with six minutes left in regulation.
The Elks are 1-3-1 for the season, on the heels of a 2012-13 campaign when they started 2-8-3 and finished 12-13-3.
“We started slow last year, too, and we thought, well, we are a young team,” said Heasley, “but we won’t use that excuse this year. We should be better than our record.”
The Elks will host Champlin Park on Tuesday.