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Hockey: Packer girls top Faribault

FARIBAULT — The Austin girls hockey team opened strong in a 6-2 win at Faribault (3-20 overall) on the road Tuesday.

Kennedy Thompson scored two goals and two assists for the Packers (10-14 overall, 6-9 Big Nine).

“Kennedy played a heck of a game tonight,” Austin head coach Denny Bray said. “She did a heck of a job.”

The Packers out-shot the Falcons 21-7 in the first period as they jumped out to a 3-1 lead.

“It was probably the best first period we’ve played all season,” Bray said.



Austin 3 1 2 — 6

Faribault 1 0 1 — 2

First period

(A) Carley Grunewald (powerplay) (Abby Gallaher) 2:08

(A) Madison Overby 4:59

(A) Gallaher (Kennedy Thompson) 13:05

(F) Taylor Salmonen (Kristin Sirek, Cady Walker) 13:05

Second period

(A) Vanessa Talamantes (Thompson) 7:07

Third period

(F) Taylor Salmonsen (powerplay) 11:54

(A) Thompson (shorthanded) 13:03

(A) Thompson (Haley Tinger, Grunewald) 16:39