FAIRMONT — Protection, protection and somewhat extra protection bought the Fairmont Space Cardinal women hockey group again within the win column.
Senior netminder Hadley Artz proved excellent between the pipes in denying all 19 of Mankato West’s photographs on aim, whereas junior ahead Karissa Newville produced the nonconference battle’s solely aim to tempo Fairmont Space’s 1-0 victory over the Scarlets at Martin County Enviornment on Tuesday night time.
After Artz and Mankato West goaltender Alayna Smith every pitched shutouts in the course of the icy conflict’s first two 17-minute durations, Newville stuffed residence a rebound close to the doorstep for a twine-finder 1:23 into the third section for a 1-0 Cardinals’ lead. Hannah Goerndt and Abi Sundeen mixed for the double-assist on the game-winning aim.
Artz turned away three Scarlet photographs within the opening interval, six extra within the second and 10 in the course of the third to earn the shutout.
Smith recorded a game-best 28 saves for West.
The Scarlets and Cardinals battled to a 4-all tie throughout their first assembly of the common season on Nov. 26 at All Seasons Enviornment.
Fairmont Space (4-7-2) travels to Marshall on Thursday night time.
Fairmont Space 6, Minnesota River 5 (OT) — The Cardinals wanted time beyond regulation, however prolonged their successful streak to 4 consecutive video games with a 6-5 Huge South Convention determination over the host Bulldogs on Tuesday night time in Le Sueur.
Hartley Aust smacked residence the game-winner off an help from Brock Lutterman with 5:09 remaining within the further session to transform the late power-play alternative in model.
Aust, who completed with two objectives and one help, staked the Cardinals to a 5-3 to open the third interval earlier than the Bulldogs scored twice to power time beyond regulation. Aust transformed a double-assist from Tyler Kurt and Lincoln Becker into his first aim of the sport.
Jace Teveldal, Lutterman and Luke Kester constructed a fast 3-0 first-period lead for Fairmont Space earlier than Minnesota River matched the guests’ offensive manufacturing.
Teveldal transformed the primary of Nate Rakness’ two assists right into a game-opening power-play aim with 13:07 remaining on the scoreboard.
Lutterman then cashed in a double-assist from Aust and Kurt to double the Cardinals’ margin to 2-0 with 11:15 remaining within the first body.
Kester then discovered the web by taking a setup cross from Rakness and beating the Bulldog netminder with 3:35 remaining within the first.
Rakness then lit the lamp with a blast off a cross from Mathew Cone to account for the Cardinals’ solely aim of the second interval.
Fairmont Space goalkeeper Carson Johnson generated a game-best 44 saves to earn the victory.
Fairmont Space (4-6) hosts Marshall on Thursday night time at Martin County Enviornment.