Crookston is now 5-12-1 on the season and will look to snap its four-game losing streak Tuesday at Park Rapids in a big Section 8A matchup.
The Pirate girls' hockey team took a long road trip this weekend, travelling nearly 500 miles, and returned empty handed, losing 4-2 to Hibbing/Chisholm Friday and falling 2-1 in overtime to International Falls Saturday.
On Friday, Hibbing/Chisholm led 1-0 after the first period and took a 2-0 lead with 3:27 left in the second period. Crookston got on the board just nine seconds later, though, when senior Brooke Schmitz scored her fifth goal of the season. The Bluejackets would score again with 57 seconds left in the period for a 3-1 lead. Sophomore Leah Trostad made it a one-goal game against when she scored her fifth goal with 5:51 left in the third on assists from sophomore Tori Demarais and freshman Kendall Wahouske. But Hibbing/Chisholm buried the empty-net goal with 16 seconds remaining to seal the win. Pirate freshman goalie Lexie Cormican recorded 33 saves, while Bluejacket goalie Hannah Wentland had 12 saves.
On Saturday, freshman Macy Strem gave Crookston a 1-0 lead just 50 seconds into the opening frame with her fourth goal of the season assisted by sophomore Annie Hajostek. The Pirates held on to the one-goal lead through the second period before International Falls tied it with 4:02 left in the third period. In overtime, Amber Tilander scored at the 3:36 mark for the victory. Cormican finished with 27 saves, while Taylor Fish had 14 saves in goal for International Falls.
Crookston is now 5-12-1 on the season and will look to snap its four-game losing streak Tuesday at Park Rapids in a big Section 8A matchup. The two rivals tied 1-1 at Thief River Falls on Nov. 29.