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Area Girls Hockey: Abear nets game-winner in Lightning victory

CROSBY—Savannah Abear netted the winning goal that gave the Northern Lakes Lightning a 2-1 victory over the Robbinsdale Armstrong/Cooper Wings in a non-conference match at the Hallett Center Friday, Nov. 16.

Abear's goal came 19 seconds into a two-skater advantage as a result of two roughing penalties on the Wings that caused a lengthy delay in the game while emergency personnel attended to injured Lightning forward Alexa Holm.

The Wings drew first blood on a Paige Loidolt goal with 2:53 left in the first period. Hayden Boelter countered for Northern Lakes with a score less than two minutes later.

The Wings outshot the Lightning 22-13, but Northern Lakes goalie Kate Stephens held on for 21 saves including 11 in the third period.

Robbinsdale 1 0 0—1

Northern Lakes 1 0 1—2

First period: RAC-Paige Loidolt (Cara Cook, Hannah Schneider) 2:53; NL-Hayden Boelter (Alyssa Koslowski) 1:08

Third period: NL-Savannah Abear (Elli Saxerud, Boelter) ppg 12:31

Shots on goal: NL 13, RAC 22

Goalies: NL-Kate Stephens (21 saves); RAC-Batz (11 saves)

Overall: NL 2-0. Next: Northern Lakes at Detroit Lakes 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20.