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
(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
(A) Vanessa Talamantes (Thompson) 7:07
(F) Taylor Salmonsen (powerplay) 11:54
(A) Thompson (shorthanded) 13:03
(A) Thompson (Haley Tinger, Grunewald) 16:39
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