1/21/2014 11:35:00 AM Wildcat girls hockey team collects two wins in two days
By Ruth Hanson
The Dodge County Wildcat girls won twice in two days, with Dana Rasmussen, a junior, getting hat tricks in both games.
They beat St. Peter at the Le Sueur Community Center in Le Sueur on Friday, January 10, by a score of 9-1 and Rochester Century at the Rochester Rec Center on Saturday, January 11, by a score of 7-3.
St. Peter scored first in the first period, but it was their only goal of the night.
Dana Rasmussen scored in the first period with assists from Bella Wagner and Emily Gunderson. She scored again with assists from Darby Dodds and Wagner. Molly Shelton scored with assists from Brede Postier and Jacie Hoehn. Dodds scored with assists from Gunderson and Rasmussen.
Rasmussen scored in the second period - for a hat trick! - with assists from Postier and Dodds and scored a second goal with assists from Wagner and Gunderson. Shelton scored a goal with assists from Hollywood Hermanson and Barret Boyer.
Dodds scored a goal in the third period with assists from Shelton and Hoehn. Boyer scored with an assist from Shelton.
Gabby Suhr made five saves for the Wildcats, with Veronica Sinell making 84 saves for Le Sueur.
"It was nice to get a lot of kids in the game - everybody played," Coach Jeremy Gunderson said. "The JV team won and then those kids got playing time in the varsity game. The coaches and the kids were smiling."
He added that special teams play was good.
The Wildcats played Rochester Century, a team with a 15-2 record, the next day, after a long bus ride the night before and getting home after midnight.
"The girls started slow, but got their legs back and looked like themselves by the middle of the second period," Coach Gunderson said. "That game was won by special teams. We got scores sometimes in spite of being in the penalty box and having only four players on the ice."
Century got their only goal in the first period, with Dodge County not scoring until the second period.
Bella Wagner scored the Wildcats' first goal unassisted. Dana Rasmussen scored with assists from Brede Postier and Emily Gunderson.
Darby Dodds scored a goal in the third period assisted by Emily Gunderson and Postier. Rasmussen scored with assists from Gunderson and Bella Wagner. Dodds scored a second goal with assists from Gunderson and Jacie Hoehn. Gunderson scored with assists from Rasmussen and Dodds. Rasmussen scored a hat trick goal with assists from Wagner and Elly Strunk.
Gabby Suhr made 24 saves for the Wildcats and Kelsey Miller, 29 for Century.
The Wildcats will host Holy Family on Saturday, a game which will be Senior Night and honor the four Wildcat seniors.