Hockey: Elk girls tip Buffalo 2-1 for third place

Elk River-Zimmerman beat Buffalo 2-1 in the third-place game of the Centennial tournament on Saturday. Samantha Westgaard scored in the first period, assisted by Julia Miller and Kennedi Mitchell, and Abbie Canton broke a 1-1 tie in the third period at 7:05, assisted by Mandy Sailor. Goalie McKayla Gould stopped 16 of 17 shots. Ashley Effertz scored for Buffalo and goalie Kendra Carlson made 39 save. The Elks finished the 2013 portion of the schedule 8-5-2 and will return to action Saturday, Jan. 4, at Armstrong/Cooper.