Girls’ hockey falls to Hill-Murray

Peter Best, Staff Writer

BSM and Hill-Murray entered Saturday’s game ranked one and two in section 2A, respectively. After a close match with plenty of opportunities for both sides, Hill-Murray came away with a 3-1 victory to send the Red Knights to 19-3 overall.

BSM fought hard throughout the game, winning fights for the puck and successfully breaking out of the neutral zone. Sophomore goaltender Abbey MIller was strong in net, but Pioneers superstar Hannah Brandt scored a hat trick to seal the win and bring her season goal total to 45. “I think that [the loss] knocked us down a bit, in a good way. It showed us that we are beatable and that we need to out work everyone, constantly,” said sophomore forward Kelly Pannek.

Although the Red Knights lost the game, the team is still confident they have the skills and determination necessary to make a run at state. “We are all settling into our roles and the lines are coming together. The lines and D-Parings have been switched a few times, but I think we have finally found the groups that work the best together,” said Pannek.

The team has two more games left in the regular season, both against North Suburban Conference rivals. They are currently still undefeated in inter-conference play.