Bemidji HS girls hockey: Jacks unable to knock Warriors from the ranks of the unbeaten
The Warroad Warriors lived up to advance notices Thursday night, handing the Bemidji High girls hockey team a 7-1 setback at the John Glas Fieldhouse.
Unbeaten Warroad took a 3-0 lead in the opening period and never looked back.
Bemidji's lone goal came on the power play in the second period, cutting the score at that point to 4-1.
But they were not able to score again.
Warroad came to town with four Division I prospects on its first two lines. That quartet accounted for six of the goals and assisted on the seventh.
Brook Storey led the way with a hat trick and an assist.
Kayla Gardner, Karley Sylvester, Layla Marvin and Megan Brettinger scored once.
The winners out shot Bemidji 29-15 and gave up very few good scoring chances.
Maria Thompson worked the first two periods making 17 stops while allowing six goals.,
Olivia Hruby made her season debut in the final period to turn back five shots in six tries.
Gardner, Storey and Sylvester connected within a five minute stretch late in the initial stanza to establish a 3-0 lead as Warroad held a 12-3 shots bulge.
Marvin's goal early in the second period widened the gap to 4-0 before Chaniel Nelson struck at the left corner on a power play for the only Bemidji goal.
But Storey hit her second goal a minute later, also on the power play and added her third 45 seconds later for a 6-1 lead at the second break.
Brettinger's goal at 6:34 of the final stanza started running time with the game ending before 9:15.
Warroad hit 2-3 on the power play, Bemidji was 1-4.
Bemidji dropped to 8-2 and has a chance to return to winning ways Saturday at River Lakes in a game to be played at the Richmond Arena., starting at 1:30.
In the opener the Bemidji U-14 team, a 2-0 loser at Crookston Tuesday, edged the Warroad JV 4-3.
Warroad 3 3 1---7
Bemidji 0 1 0---1
FIRST PERIOD: Gardner (Layla Marvin) 1:54; Storey (Layla Marvin) 11:00 pp; Sylvester (Layla Marvin-Gardner) 11:29; Penalties: Bem-Heifort, trip 10:12
SECOND PERIOD: Wrd-Layla Marvin (Sylvester-Gardner) 2:41; Bem-Nelson (Sauer-J. Hunt) 14:54 pp; Wrd-Storey (Sylvester-Johnston) 15:49 pp; Wrd-Storey ((Lisa Marvin-Brettingen) 16:34. Penalties: Bem-Larson, interference 0:37; Wrd-Sylvester, trip 5:27; Wrd-Brettingen, hook 7:16; Wrd-Johnston, trip 12:04; Bem-J. Hunt, hook 15:15
THIRD PERIOD: Brettinger (Storey) 6:34; Penalty: Wrd-Johnston, check 15:48
'Wrd-Amsley-Benzie 3 5 6---17
Bem- M. Thompson 9 8 x---xx
Power plays: Warroad 2-3, Bemidji 1-4
Officials: Gary Hadden and Jason Hearn, East Grand Forks