East Grand Forks won the contest 10-0.
Kendra Emery recorded a hat trick, Madison McDonald and Kara Ellis each scored twice and the East Grand Forks Green Wave shut out the Crookston Pirates 10-0, their second shutout win over Crookston.
”[East Grand Forks] plays hard and they played really well,” Head Coach Tim Moe said. “They outworked us, they beat us to every loose puck and made it really tough for us to do anything.”
Grace Koshney (So. G) stopped 39 pucks for the Pirates (2-8-1) and the Green Wave (7-3-2) used three goalies, Megan Birkholz, Ellie McDonald and Lynnsey Hartwig, to save the Pirates’ nine shots on goal.
Out of 11 games, Koshney has tallied at least 30 saves in seven.
“Grace Koshney, once again, was fantastic,” Moe said. “She just was solid. Every goal they scored, we put her in a bad, bad position. We need to be better in front of her.”
East Side totaled five goals in the first half. The first and the last of the period came from Madison McDonald with Alex Beauchamp, Ellis and Emery sneaking in goals of their own between McDonald’s.
With a 5-0 lead, Emery scored twice in the second period to complete her hat trick and CJ Mack and McKenzie Delisle contributed for a 9-0 lead heading into the second intermission.
”[East Grand Forks] never stops moving and we keep trying to preach to our girls that you need to go all the time,” Moe said. “You need to anticipate better and we need to get to the level East Grand Forks is at right now.”
Ellis sent her second score to the back of the net for a power play goal in the third period and equaled the 10-0 final.
EGF is responsible for two of Crookston’s four shutout losses.
Crookston will try to put a halt to their five-game losing streak when they host Devils Lake on Friday, December 21. The puck drops at 6 p.m.
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