Packer girls hockey team tops Albert Lea

Published 10:26 pm Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Austin's Carley Grunewald reaches for the puck in the Albert Lea zone Tuesday night at Riverside Arena. -- Eric Johnson/

The Packer girls hockey team picked up a solid home win when they beat Albert Lea (9-10 overall, 6-7 Big Nine) 2-1 in Riverside Arena Tuesday.

Carley Grunewald scored both goals for Austin (5-15 overall, 4-9 Big Nine), including a shorthanded score that made it 2-1 in the second period.

“It was a hard fought battle and both teams passed well,” Austin head coach Denny Bray said. “The goaltending was good on both sides.”

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Allison Hoban had 27 saves in the win and the Packers tallied 35 shots.


AL 1 0 0 — 1

Austin 1 1 0 — 2

First period

(A) Carley Grunewald :30

(AL) Anna Anderson (Haley Larson) 5:12

Second period

(A) Grunewald (shorthanded) (Kennedy Thompson) 8:17

Third period

No scoring