Elk River girls hockey

Abby Canton’s overtime goal gave Elk River a 3-2 win over Centennial in a conference game at the Centennial holiday tournament Thursday evening in Circle Pines. Canton, who leads the club with eight goals, scored on a two-on-one break, with an assist from Kaylee Forster, three minutes into the extra session. The Elks are 3-6-2 [...]

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  The Elk River girls scored the first two goals but couldn’t hold on as North Wright County overtook them  4-2 on Thursday evening at Elk River Arena. Chelsey Petrich and Breanna Simon scored for the Elks (2-8-3) in the first period. The River Hawks tied the score on power play goals by Diane Sibley [...]

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Power play goals by Julia Miller and Chelsey Petrich, 50 seconds apart, gave Elk River a 4-4 tie with Cloquet-Esko-Carlton on Friday in Cloquet. The Elks were down 4-2 late in the third period when C-E-C was whistled for checking from behind, resulting in a five-minute power play. Miller scored with 3:20 left and Petrich [...]

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Coon Rapids struck for two goals in the last 4 1/2 minutes to pull out a 3-2 win over Elk River-Zimmerman on Thursday evening in Coon Rapids. Abby Canton scored on a power play 2:06 into the final period to give the Elks a 3-2 lead. The Cardinals, who outshot the Elks 35-22, tied the [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor It’s a start-over year for Elk River-Zimmerman girls hockey, with five all-conference players, including their all-time scoring leader, graduated from a 20-4-3 team. “We only have two kids back that have played extensive varsity time,” noted coach Joe Heasley. “We do like our young kids who have joined our team this [...]

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Elk River hockey stars Anders Franke and Jonna Curtis were each named to the Star-Tribune All-Metro first team. About Franke, the paper said: “Won all 16 of the Elks’ games, stopping 92 percent of shots faced and allowing 2.16 goals per game. Model of consistency throughout his four-year career. Allowed two or fewer goals 14 [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor You don’t get players like Jonna Curtis every  year. You just enjoy them while you can. Five years of watching this little magician skate for Elk River ended Feb. 23 in an epic four-OT loss to Grand Rapids-Greenway 2-1, in the section finals. Next year, they’ll follow her at [...]

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Scoring all three goals in the last 11 minutes, Elk River-Zimmerman stayed alive in the state girls hockey tournament with a 3-0 win over North Wright County on Friday.   It was 0-0 until senior forward Danielle Esperum scored on a power play 6:07 into the third period, in a scramble at the net, assisted [...]

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