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Rebounding from shutout, Blue Devils post 5-4 win

The Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Wadena-Deer Creek Blue Devils earned a split in their first week of Class A girls hockey play.

The Blue Devils lost their opener 8-0 to the Litchfield Dragons Friday before edging Redwood Valley 5-4 Saturday.

Litchfield 8, LPGE/WDC 0

Ellie Black had a four-goal game as the senior-led Dragons dominated the young Blue Devils.

Emma Lemke and Kennedy Summerfeld also contributed with Lemke recording a goal and four assists and Summerfeld icing two goals and one assist.

Sarah Holm had 30 saves for the Blue Devils while seventh-grader Skylar Houts stopped three shots. Katie Hanson kicked out nine shots for the Dragons.

"They just got senior leadership up front," LPGE/WDC head coach George Behl said. Behl's oldest players this year are sophomores.

LPGE/WDC 0 0 0 - 0

Litchfield 2 3 3 - 8

First Period

L: Ellie Black (Emma Lemke) 4:44

L: Kennedy Summerfeld (Christina Tormanen) 8:17

Second Period

L: Black (Lemke) :14

L: Lemke (Summerfeld) 11:23

L: Emily Euerle (Lemke) 14:26

Third Period

L: Black (Heidi Witt) SH 5:02

L: Black (Lemke) PP 9:50

L: Summerfeld (Alana Caron) 6:13

Saves: (LPGE/WDC) Sarah Holm 30, Skylar Houts 3; (L) Katie Hanson 9

LPGE/WDC 5, Redwood Valley 4

The Blue Devils reeled off four straight goals in the second and third periods en route to their first victory of the season.

Kaitlyn Peters iced two unassisted goals for the Blue Devils while Halley Maas had one. Katelyn Barthel took feeds from Maas and Ashley Helseth for her first varsity goal. Also icing her first varsity goal was Hayli Toenyan who took a feed from Peters in the second period to tie the game at 1-1.

Houts stopped 23 shots in the victory.

"It was a better matchup for us and we spent more time with the puck," Behl said.

The Wolverines converted on five of their 48 shots.