Packer girls hockey team rolls to win

Published 11:22 pm Thursday, January 8, 2009

The Austin girls hockey team knocked off Mankato East (2-12 overall) 4-1 on the road Thursday.

Austin (5-8-2 overall, 2-6 Big Nine) got two early goals from Kirsten Stanek to take control early as it played without Catherine Wagner and Kyli Ellingson for the second straight contest.

“The younger girls really picked it up and did a good job tonight,” Austin head coach Denny Bray said.

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Austin 1 2 1 — 4

ME 0 1 0 — 1

First period

(A) Kirsten Stanek (Sam Stark, Alex Larson) 15:49

Second period

(A) Stanek (Abby Gallaher, Alix Borland) 1:53

(ME) Jordan Kuster (Maddie McCargar) 3:32

(A) Jessica Nkhata 8:20

Third period

(A) Larson 13:11

Shots: Austin — 29; Mankato East — 17