Jonna Curtis

  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor A prodigious school scoring record was broken by Jonna Curtis on Thursday while Elk River/Zimmerman cruised 5-2  over the Moorhead Spuds. Curtis, fifth-year senior forward, got the first goal of the Centennial Invitational third-place game at 14:07 of the first period, giving her 249 points, and eclipsing the record [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Elk girls hockey team brought home the fifth-place trophy from the state tournament Saturday, boosted by an almost-forfotten former star player.   Samantha Geissler started her second straight consolation-bracket game in the nets and once again gave her team an excellent chance to win, which they did.   Cassi [...]

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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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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor It could have been much worse. The Elk River skaters and goalie Tori Herrmann did enough things right to keep from getting blown out at the state tournament Thursday evening. The Elks were blanked by the state’s top-ranked team, the Minnetonka Skippers,  3-0 at the Xcel Energy Center, not bad [...]

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Jonna Curtis picked up a couple of Star-Tribune honors on Tuesday after leading Elk River to the state tournament in girls hockey. Curtis, with 47 goals and 24 assists for the 20-8 Elks, was named to the All-Metro third team. The junior forward was also one of the paper’s athlete-of-the-week picks after scoring 8 goals [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River  will be making its fifth state appearance and Minnetonka will be making it first when the Elks and Skippers square off Thursday, 6 p.m., at the Xcel Energy Center. Other than that stat, everything points to Minnetonka (26-1-1) as a heavy favorite against the Elks (20-8). The Skippers [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Jonna Curtis and the Elk River Elks started their bid for a state tournament trip beating Cambridge-Isanti 3-0 at home Thursday evening. The Elks, top-seeded in Section 7AA, face No. 4 Proctor-Hermantown-Marshall at home Saturday, 3 p.m., with Grand Rapids-Greenway vs. Cloquet in the other semifinal. The finals will be [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Jonna Curtis, high-scoring junior on the Elk River girls hockey team, has verbally committed to play for University of New Hampshire. A starter since seventh grade, Curtis has 110 career goals, 41 of them this year. Curtis was recruited by multiple schools, including Minnesota, but verbally committed to UNH, her  [...]

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