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GIRLS HOCKEY: Bailey Rupp’s 1st varsity hat trick powers Jacks to dominant win

Rupp collected four points in the game, as did MaKenna Dreher, who had four assists.

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PAYNESVILLE -- The Bemidji High School girls hockey team got back to its prolific scoring ways on Saturday in Paynesville.

Facing River Lakes on the road, the Lumberjacks racked up five goals – including three from Bailey Rupp in her first career varsity hat trick – to win 5-2.

Rupp got the scoring started for Bemidji (11-5-2) in the second period off an assist from MaKenna Dreher, then joined Dreher in assisting Megan Berg’s goal for a 2-0 lead.

The Lumberjacks padded the advantage in the third period, as Elizabeth Oster scored off assists from Mali McLean and Bella Webb. River Lakes (5-12-1) answered with a goal to make it 3-1, but Rupp put the Jacks up by four with back-to-back scores, clinching her hat trick. A late Stars shorthanded goal finalized the 5-2 score.

Rupp collected four points in the game, as did Dreher, who had four assists. Payton Weidemann stopped 11 shots in net for BHS, while River Lakes’ Kaydence Roeske stopped 25.

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Bemidji returns to action against Crookston at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17, at the Bemidji Community Arena.

Bemidji 5, River Lakes 2

BHS 0 2 3 -- 5

RL 0 0 0 -- 2

First period -- No scoring.

Second period -- 1, BHS GOAL, Rupp (Dreher); 2, BHS GOAL, Berg (Dreher, Rupp).

Third period -- 3, BHS GOAL, Oster (McLean, Webb); 4, RL GOAL; 5, BHS GOAL, Rupp (Dreher, Johnson); 6, BHS GOAL, Rupp (Dreher, Berg); 7, RL GOAL, SH.

Saves -- Weidemann (BHS) 11; Roeske (RL) 25.

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