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PREP GIRLS HOCKEY: Marshall closes Herb Brooks Classic with 2-1 overtime loss to St. Francis/North Branch

BLAINE — Another day, another down-to-the-wire finish for the Marshall girls hockey team. After defeating Irondale/St. Anthony in overtime on Tuesday, the Tigers closed out the Herb Brooks Classic with a consolation championship matchup against St. Francis/North Branch on Wednesday. Marshall was able to force another overtime game with a goal in the third period, but St. Francis/North Branch struck first in the extra frame to earn the 2-1 victory over the Tigers.

After neither side could get a goal in the opening period, St. Francis/North Branch began the scoring in the second with 3:01 left in the frame to take a 1-0 lead. Marshall would later answer in the third on a power-play goal from Kalyn DeVlieger on the assist from Logan Sherman to tie things up at 1-1, but couldn’t find the back of the net the rest of the way, as St. Francis/North Branch scored 4:34 into the overtime period to take the victory.

Emma Klenken recorded 33 saves in net for the Tigers.

Marshall (8-7-1) will face Minnesota River on Friday at 7 p.m.

St. Francis/North Branch 2,

Marshall 1 (OT)

Marshall 0 0 1 0 — 1

St. Francis/North Branch 0 1 0 1 — 2

SCORING SUMMARY

First Period

No scoring.

Penalties

No penalties.

Second Period

St. Francis/North Branch: Anderson, 13:59 (Miller).

Penalties

No penalties.

Third Period

Marshall: DeVlieger, 11:18 (power play) (Sherman).

Penalties

St. Francis/North Branch: Kozak, 1:53 (Too many men on the ice, 2 min).

St. Francis/North Branch: Kozak, 6:28 (Holding, 2 min).

St. Francis/North Branch: Stearns, 9:50 (Tripping, 2 min).

St. Francis/North Branch: Boese, 15:36 (Roughing, 2 min).

Overtime

St. Francis/North Branch: Spitzer, 4:34 (Stearns).

Penalties

No penalties.

Saves: Klenken 33.

Tuesday

Marshall 4, Irondale/

St. Anthony 3 (OT)

BLAINE — Marshall defeated Irondale/St. Anthony 4-3 in overtime on Tuesday.

The Tigers got out to a strong start, as Leah Schaefer found the back of the net on the assist from Emelia Barker before Irondale/St. Anthony tied things up at 1-1 late in the first period. Marshall then took the lead back when Barker found Kaitlyn Timm for the score in the opening minutes of the second, but once again the Knights connected for a goal late in the frame to tie the game at 2-2 going into the third.

The Tigers wasted little time taking advantage on offense in the third, as Timm scored just 24 seconds into the period on the assist from Kalyn DeVlieger to give Marshall a 3-2 lead. But with 3:39 left in regulation, Irondale/St. Anthony found the back of the net to tie things at three apiece and force an overtime period.

In the extra frame, Marshall was able to strike first when Schaefer scored her second goal of the night on a power play six minutes into the period to give the Tigers the victory.

Irondale/St. Anthony outshot Marshall 28-19 on the game. Emma Klenken earned the victory in net for the Tigers, stopping 25 shots.

Marshall 4, Irondale/St. Anthony 3 (OT)

Irondale/St. Anthony 1 1 1 0 — 3

Marshall 1 1 1 1 — 4

SCORING SUMMARY

First Period

Marshall: Schaefer, 8:25 (Barker).

Irondale/St. Anthony: Ellingson, 15:48 (Hutchison).

Penalties

No penalties.

Second Period

Marshall: Timm, 3:46 (Barker).

Irondale/St. Anthony: Mahlum, 15:57 (Lammi, Townsend).

Penalties

No penalties.

Third Period

Marshall: Timm, 0:24 (DeVlieger).

Irondale/St. Anthony: Townsend, 13:21 (unassisted).

Penalties

Marshall: Schaefer, 8:39 (Roughing, 2 min).

Overtime

Marshall: Schaefer, 6:08 (power play) (unassisted).

Penalties

Irondale/St. Anthony: Ellingson, 3:17 (2 min).

Irondale/St. Anthony: Backlund, 5:35 (Interference, 2 min).

SOG: Irondale/St. Anthony 28; Marshall 19.

Saves: Irondale/St. Anthony 15; Klenken 25.

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