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Blue Devils top Bears 5-3

Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Wadena-Deer Creek's Ashlee Helseth (9) looks in the direction of teammate Kylee Helling (2) during action in front of the Willmar net Jan. 18 at the Wadena Ice Arena. Photo by Tim Draxten

Five players shared scoring honors Jan. 19 as the Long Prarie-Grey Eagle/Wadena-Deer Creek Blue Devils skated past Lake of the Woods 5-3 at the Wadena Ice Arena.

Brooke Umland, Sarah Najjar and Samantha Killian got the Blue Devils off to a fast start with three unanswered first period goals. Killian scored on a power play opportunity.

After Shalese Snowdon's back-to-back goals in the second period brought the Bears to within one, Halley Maas found the net with a short-handed goal for a 4-2 lead at the 8:13 mark. Snowdon picked up a hat trick in cutting LPGE/WDC's lead to one again, but Katelyn Barthel's power play goal at the 2:43 mark of the second period capped the scoring.

Angela Hanson kicked out 19 shots to gain the victory in goal for the Blue Devils. Emily Ney stopped 35 of LPGE/WDC's 40 shots.


Lake of the Woods 0 2 1 -- 3

LPGE/WDC 3 2 0 -- 5

First Period

BD: Brooke Umland (Sarah Najjar) 14:01

BD: Najjar (Kylee Helling, Umland) 11:35

BD: Samantha Killian (Halley Maas) 5:37 PP

Second Period

LOW: Shalsee Snowdon (unassisted) 12:29

LOW: Snowdon (Bethany Easthouse) 8:13

BD: Maas (unassisted) 8:13 SH

LOW: Snowdon (Tessa Solo) 6:50 PP

BD: Katelyn Barthel (Abigail Ecker) 2:43 PP

Third Period

No Scoring


Emily Ney (LOW) 35; Angela Hanson (BD) 19

Willmar 4, LPGE/WDC 2

Shelby Schneider scored two goals Jan. 18 as the Willmar Cardinals topped the Blue Devils at the Wadena Ice Arena.

The two clubs headed into the third period tied at 2-all. Kylee Helling scored a first period goal for the Blue Devils and Brooke Umland iced a power play goal at 11:35 in the second period. Schneider and Samantha Bock scored for the Cards.

Schneider and Miranda Roelofs pushed third period goals past Angela Hanson,

The Cards outshot the Blue Devils 36-9.

Willmar 4, LPGE/WDC 2

Willmar 2 0 2 -- 4

LPGE/WDC 1 1 0 -- 2

First Period

BD: Kylee Helling (unassisted) 5:06

W: Samantha Bock (Brooke Mayer) 8:37

W: Shelby Schneider (Mikala Erickson) 14:03

Second Period

BD: Brooke Umland (Mackenzie Christianson) 11:35 PP

Third Period

W: Miranda Roelofs (Riley Schneider, Annie Johnston) 3:12

W: Shelby Schneider (Bock) 12:38

Saves: Angela Hanson (BD) 32; Johnika Wodash (W) 7