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Blue Devils open season with 9-5, 6-5 victories

Cassie Behl chalked up a five-point performance Saturday as the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Wadena-Deer Creek Blue Devils won a 9-5 slugging contest with the Redwood Valley Cardinals.

Behl scored two first period goals and added three assists.

Sam Holweger and Sam Killian each collected a pair of goals.

Dykhoff had a playmaker.

Sam Gorka and Sarah Holm combined for 22 saves.

The Cardinals were led by Hannah Leopold's hat trick.

"The girls didn't come out with the jump they had on Friday, but certainly controlled the game," Head Coach Jim Conrad said. "They still played smart, but gave too many chances to Redwood Valley. Overall, not a bad start to the season. However, to continue this success we will have to work on some things and bring it up a couple of notches."


Redwood Valley 5

LPGE-WDC 3 5 1 - 9

RV 2 2 1 - 5

First Period

BD: Sam Holweger (Cassie Behl) 16:50

BD: Behl (Sarah Najjar) 12:41

BD: Behl (unassisted) 12:32

RV: Hannah Leopold 4:21

RV: Leopold (Callie Hansen) :56.5

Second Period

RV: Sara Olson (unassisted) 13:11

BD: Sam Killian (Sam Holweger, Brooke Umland)

BD: Kellie Casperson (Behl) 9:09

RV: Leopold (unassisted) 7:35

BD: Umland (Kellie Casperson) 4:23

BD: Sam Holweger (Leah Dykhoff) 3:27

BD: Halley Maas (Behl, Dykhoff) :53.2

Third Period

BD: Sam Killian (Dykhoff) 12:35

RV: Callie Hansen (unassisted) 2:31


RV Sierra Wagner 44 saves

BD Sam Gorka 9 saves, Sarah Holm 13 saves

LP-GE/WD 6, (OT)

Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato 5

Leah Dykhoff found the net with at the 49.1 second mark of overtime Friday as the Blue Devils edged the Dragons in their season opener.

Dykhoff, who also scored a second period goal, was assisted on the play by Cassie Behl, who had one goal and two assists.

Katelyn Peters had a pair of goals for the Blue Devils, including the tying goal with 1:13 remaining in regulation time.

Sam Gorka stopped 29 shots in a complete game performance in goal.

Shannon Corbin had two goals and one assist for the Dragons.

"The girls played a really good first game of the year," Conrad said. "It was great seeing the girls play like this and have such control in the offensive zone. They were able to set up plays and cycle in the offensive zone along with pouncing on loose pucks and picking up rebounds. They worked very hard and deserved this win."


Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato 5

LPGE/WDC 1 3 1 1 - 6

LDC 2 1 2 0 - 5

First Period

LDC: Emma Lemke (Shannon Corbin) 12:43

LDC: Corbin (Kayla Rosenow, Mikka Langmo) 5:02

BD: Katelyn Peters (Sam Killian) :29

Second Period

BD: Cassie Behl (Sam Holweger) 15:25

LDC: Kristin Brock (Emma Euerle) 14:24

BD: Leah Dykhoff (unassisted) 11:14

BD: Killian (Peters) 2:39

Third Period

LDC: Ellie Black (Frida Nilsson Viberg) 14:17

LDC: Corbin (Euerle) 12:59

BD: Katelyn Peters (Behl) 1:13


BD: Leah Dykhoff (Cassie Behl) :49.1


LDC: Kati Hanson 33

BD: Sam Gorka 29 saves