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YOUTH GIRLS HOCKEY: Marshall 12U takes second place at Detroit Lakes tournament

Photo courtesy of Marshall 12U girls hockey The Marshall 12U girls hockey team poses with their trophy after taking second place at the Detroit Lakes Polarfest tournament over the weekend. Front row (L to R): Emma Kolander, Mady Girard, Aubrey Schaefer, Abbey Foley, Piper Mellenthin, Abi Guggisberg and Belle Deutz. Middle row (L to R): Aubree Metheny, Olivia Lupkes, Janae Davis, Olivia DeGroot, Kyra Skrogrand, Kendal Beernaert and Mia Wichmann. Back row (L to R): Coach Harley Metheny, coach Chris Foley and coach Craig Deutz.

MARSHALL — The Marshall 12U girls hockey team put Marshall on the map this past weekend as it took second place in the Detroit Lakes Polarfest Tournament out of 12 northern and city teams.

The Tigers started out Friday night taking on Armstrong/Cooper, defeating them 8-0. Starting the team off scoring was Piper Mellenthin (3) with an assist from Oliva Lupkes. Teammates following were Olivia DeGroot, Aubree Metheny (3) and Mady Girard. Helping out with assists were Abi Guggisberg, Emma Kolander, Mady Girard and Olivia DeGroot.

On Saturday morning against Woodbury White, Marshall got the scoring started from Mia Wichmann. Following her was Piper Mellenthin with an assist from Olivia Lupkes. With 2.9 seconds left of the game Mady Girard with an assist from Olivia DeGroot tied the game up 3-3. This then led Marshall and Woodbury into a shootout. Unfortunately, the Tigers came up short 5-4.

On Saturday night the Tigers defeated Blackcats 9-0. Scoring were Mia Wichmann, Piper Mellethin (3), Aubree Metheny (2), Kendal Beernaert, Olivia DeGroot, and Mady Girard. Assists were from Abbey Foley, Olivia Lupkes, Emma Kolander and Olivia DeGroot.

This then led the girls into the Wild Card bracket where they took on Proctor/Hermantown early Sunday morning, defeating them 6-0. Scoring were Aubree Metheny (3), Piper Mellenthin, Mia Wichmann and Kendal Beernaert. Assists came from Mady Girard (2), Kyra Skogrand, Emma Kolander and Mia Wichmann.

This led the girls into the Championship game, once again taking on Woodbury White. Coming out scoring for the Tigers were Piper Mellenthin from Olivia DeGroot and Mady Girard from Olivia Lupkes. Unfortunately, wasn’t enough to stay ahead and Marshall fell 4-2.

Belle Deutz was in net the entire weekend, recording a total of 102 saves in five games.

Marshall will now gear up for districts this weekend which are being held in Worthington. The Tigers are ranked No. 1 for their district, so they will play the winner of Thursday night’s game on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

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