GIRLS HOCKEY: Bemidji falls to top-seeded Moorhead to end 2021-22 season

The Bemidji High School girls hockey team saw its season come to an end on Saturday night in Moorhead.

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Bemidji Lumberjacks

MOORHEAD -- The Bemidji High School girls hockey team saw its season come to an end on Saturday night in Moorhead. The top-seeded Spuds rolled over the eighth-seeded Lumberjacks early, riding a five-goal first period to a 7-1 win in the opening round of the Section 8AA Tournament.

Maddie Spaeth, Bria Holm, Annie Krieg, Ella Holm and Olivia Dronen scored for the Spuds (19-8) in the opening frame. Elle Lebahn made it 6-0 in the second period.

Sammy Nistler scored the Lumberjacks’ lone goal at 9:45 in the second. Ella Holm tallied Moorhead’s final goal at 0:29 in the third.

BHS goalie Payton Weidemann made 42 saves on the night, while Taylor Kressin stopped 12 pucks for the Spuds.

The Jacks (4-20-2) graduate seniors Josie Aitken, Chloe Hasbargen, Teriana Melcher and Madison Metcalf from the program.


Moorhead 7, Bemidji 1

BHS 0 1 0 -- 1

MHD 5 1 1 -- 7

First period -- 1, MHD GOAL, Spaeth (Krieg), 4:08; 2, MHD GOAL, B. Holm (E. Holm, Dronen), 6:36, PP; 3, MHD GOAL, Krieg (Lebahn), 6:44; 4, MHD GOAL, E. Holm (B. Holm, Brueske), 8:33; 5, MHD GOAL, Dronen (Salvevold, Kosobud), 15:28.

Second period -- 6, MHD GOAL, Lebahn (Krieg, Spaeth), 1:18; 7, BHS GOAL, S. Nistler (unassisted), 9:45.

Third period -- 7, MHD GOAL, E. Holm (Stromme), 0:29.

Saves -- Weidemann (BHS) 42; Kressin (MHD) 12.

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