Despite North High net keeper Marit Larson’s amazing performance in stopping 45 shots by the Hill-Murray Pioneers Friday, Dec. 13, it was the four that eluded her that cost her and her teammates the hockey game.
The Pioneers scored three goals in the first period of the game at Polar Arena and then were limited to just one more in the final 34 minutes.
The North High Polars traveled to Phalen Arena Tuesday, Dec.10, for a hard-skating, good end-to-end contest with the Johnson Governors and emerged on top, 4-1.
“It was a bit sloppy,” said North veteran mentor Jerry Diebel at game’s end. “But Johnson is that kind of club. They make you look ‘sloppy’ out there on the ice. But both teams played hard and gave a good effort.
A good second-period comeback by North High went for naught Thursday, Dec. 12, as the Tartan boys hockey team recorded a 7-4 triumph.
The loss dropped the Polars to 0-1 in the Classic Suburban Conference.
After losing only one regular-season game last year and returning a solid nucleus, the Mounds View High School girls hockey team was expected to be a force again this season. The season didn’t start out the way many had hoped, however, as the Mustangs went winless in their first four games.
The South St. Paul Packers came to Polar Arena Dec. 7 to face off with the North Polars in the opening game for both in girls’ Classic Suburban Conference hockey.
In a display of dexterity and superior puck movement—the Packers out shot North 39-25—South St. Paul rode the bus home and across the river with a 4-1 victory in their collective duffel bags.
The Minnetonka Skippers sailed into Aldrich Arena Dec. 7 for a girls hockey contest with the Hill-Murray Pioneers.
When it was all over the Skippers had to feel lucky to board the bus with a 3-2 overtime win.