Packer girls hockey team falls short to New PraguePublished 2:41pm Saturday, December 28, 2013
The Packer girls hockey team finished the Austin Merchants/Steve’s Pizza tournament with another solid effort in Riverside Arena Saturday.
Austin fell short 4-1 to New Prague, but it shutout the Trojans (8-8 overall) in the third period and it played even with New Prague when each team had five skaters on the ice.
“I wasn’t sure how they would react to playing an outstanding team like New Prague, but they came to play,” Austin head coach Brett Vesel said. “I was really happy with the way the tournament went with the exception of the first game.”
Three of the Trojans’ goals came on power plays and Austin’s goal came on an even strength chance when Madison Overby skated behind the net and found Chloe Summerfield for a slap shot that made it 3-1 with 9:43 left in the second period.
Mara Overby stopped 45 shots for the Packers (5-9-2 overall) and Austin didn’t allow the Trojans to have very many good looks near the net. The Packes had 13 shots on goal.
“We were in the penalty box too much and a couple of times we got out of position, but overall I thought we played really well,” Vesel said. “We skated hard and we would’ve played like we did today or yesterday against [Mankato] West, it would’ve gone better.”
NP went 3-for-6 on power plays and Austin went 0-for-4 on power plays.
Summerfield and Austin goalie Allison Hoban were named All Tournament honorable mention.