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Girls hockey: Lightning 1-2 at Schwan Cup

Alyssa Koslowski contributed a goal and assist for the Northern Lakes Lightning who were defeated 7-2 by the Owatonna Huskies on the final day of the Schwan Cup Open American Division Saturday, Dec. 30, at the National Sports Center.

The Lightning finished seventh in their division with a 1-2 record.

The Lightning traded goals with the Huskies in the first and third periods, but the Huskies scored five in the second period to give Owatonna the edge.

Koslowski opened the scoring in the first minute and assisted on a Hayden Boelter goal midway through the third period.

Owatonna outshot Northern Lakes 31-11 with Lightning goalie Maddie Wahoske registering 24 saves.

Owatonna 1 5 1—7

Northern Lakes 1 0 1—2

First period: NL-Alyssa Koslowski 1:01; O-Margo Achterkirch 2:10

Second period: O-Jamie davidson (Achterkirch, Chloe Schmidt) 8:15; O-Sydney Hunst 9:09; O-Anna Herzog (Grace Wolfe) 11:48; O-Achterkirch (Schmidt) 12:38; O-Achterkirch (Schmidt, Davidson) 12:47

Third period: NL-Hannah Boelter (Koslowski, Chelsea Skluzacek) 8:08; O-Achterkirch (Wolfe, Kiley Frederichs) 16:17

Shots on goal: NL 11, O 31

Goalies: NL-Maddie Wahoske (24 saves); O-Laura Ebeling (9 saves)

Chisago Lakes 4, Lightning 1

Mackenzie Rickard tallied the only goal for the Northern Lakes Lightning in a 4-1 loss to Chisago Lakes in the semifinals of the Schwan Cup Friday, Dec. 29.

Wahoske recorded 14 saves for the Lightning who were outshot 18-17.

Chisago Lakes 1 2 1—4

Northern Lakes 1 0 0—1

First period: CL-Josi Anderson 8:17; NL-Mackenzie Rickard (Alexa Holm) 15:06

Second period: CL-Jenna Lawry (Danielle Burgen) shg 14:20; CL-Claire DeVries 15:42

Third period: CL-Burgen (DeVries) ppg 9:42

Shots on goal: NL 17, CL 18

Goalies: NL-Maddie Wahoske (14 saves); CL-Megan Lerfald (16 saves)

Lightning 4, Blades 1

Chelsea Skluzacek scored a goal and assisted on another to lift the Northern Lakes Lightning past the St. Paul Blades 4-1 in the opening round of the Schwan Cup Open American Division at the National Sports Center, Thursday, Dec. 28.

Alexa Holm, Koslowski and Rickard each scored to hand the Lightning a 3-0 first-period edge.

Wahoske stopped 23 shots to help the Lightning top the Blades for the second time this season.

St. Paul 0 1 0—1

Northern Lakes 3 0 1—4

First period: NL-Alexa Holm (Chelsea Skluzacek) 6:00; NL-Alyssa Lou Koslowski (Hayden Boelter) 10:05, NL-Mackenzie Rickard 14:36

Second period: SP-Eliza Donnelly (Solvei Berg Messerole) 3:52

Third period: NL-Chelsea Skluzacek 3:19

Shots on goal: NL 37, StP 24

Goalies: NL-Maddie Wahoske (23 saves); StP-Taylor Nelson (33 saves)