Hockey: Royal girls beat Tigers 5-1 with power play production

Paetyn Levis (19) is hugged by teammates after scoring in the second period. (Photo by Bruce Strand)

Paetyn Levis (19) is hugged by teammates after scoring in the second period. (Photo by Bruce Strand)

 

Four power-play goals lifted the Rogers Royals to a 5-1 win over penalty-plagued Princeton-Becker-Big Lake on Friday evening in Rogers.

The Royals broke open a 0-0 game with four goals in a span of 5:46 in the second period, three of them power plays. Jenna Karls scored at 8:26, Madison Lehn at 10:58, Gabrielle Billing at 11:42 and Paetyn Levis at 14:12, with only Lehn’s being even-strength.

Royal defender Cassie Conrad (21) scraps for the puck with Alanna Mattson of the Tigers. (Photo by Bruce Strand)

Royal defender Cassie Conrad (21) scraps for the puck with Alanna Mattson of the Tigers. (Photo by Bruce Strand)

Seven of the Tigers’ 14 penalties came in the second period but they salvaged a shorthanded goal, by Jordan Blomquist, on the last of those, at 16:39.

Rogers was right back on the power play to start the third period with Lehn knocking in her second goal of the game and 16th of the year at 2:18.

Madison Lehn, surveying the defense here, notched two of her team's five goals. (Photo by Bruce Strand)

Madison Lehn, surveying the defense here, notched two of her team’s five goals. (Photo by Bruce Strand)

Levis had three assists and Lehn two, adding up to a four-point night for each. Billing made two assists and Ellie Feilen one.

Michelle Klimstra stopped 31 of 32 shots for Rogers and Kara Schramel was 39-of-44 for the Tigers.

The Royals improved to 5-2 conference, 10-7-2 overall. The Tigers dropped to 2-4 and 10-7.

Rogers will host Chisago Lakes on Tuesday.

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