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Pipers power past Yellowjackets

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The Hamline Pipers powered past the University of Wisconsin-Superior women’s hockey team with a 5-2 victory Tuesday night at Wessman Arena.

The Pipers took a 3-0 lead early in the second period then added a pair of third-period power-play goals to improve to 1-1 on the season.

The Yellowjackets, who got goals from Jenna Curtis and Kaleigh Martinson, fall to 3-2.

“Tonight just goes to show you have to be ready to play every night,” UWS coach Dan Laughlin said. “If you take a period off and you dig yourself a hole, it’s hard to get back into the game.

“Hopefully we learned from it and know that we have to compete on every shift.”

After killing off a pair of UWS power-plays, Hamline took a 2-0 lead midway through the first period thanks to a pair of back-handed goals midway through the first period.

Becca Zarembinski got behind the UWS defense, took a lead pass from Sarah Bobrowski and beat UWS goaltender Sky Brown at 9:35 and then Bobrowski weaved her way through the UWS defense and slipped the puck past Brown at 11:56.

Each team scored one goal in the second period and each team attempted 12 shots.

The Pipers made it a 3-0 game 2:26 into the second period when Taylor Ramthun’s shot from the right points bounced off a player and past Brown.

UWS got within 3-1 on Curtis’ first collegiate goal, which came nine seconds into a Bre Simon hooking penalty. Maggie Cragg and Molly Shelton assisted on the goal 4:45 into the second period.

Leah Schwartzman and Dani Perry scored on power plays to up Hamline’s lead to 5-1.

Kaleigh Martinson’s second goal of the season completed the scoring with 3:29 remaining.

Brown finished with 33 saves for UWS and Mckenna Hulslander stopped 29 shots for Hamline.

The Yellowjackets played without leading scorer Mikayla Goodin (four goals), who is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.

“Missing her hurts,” Laughlin said. “That’s a big missing part of our lineup, so the seniors, and other players, are going to have to step up.”

UWS begins WIAC play Friday by hosting UW-Eau Claire at 7 p.m.

Former Superior Spartan Emma Peterson has a goal and an assist in two games for the Blugolds (2-0-1).

Hamline.......................... 2       1       2    —     5

UW-Superior................... 0       1       1    —     2

First Period — 1. HU, Becca Zarembinski 1 (Sarah Bobrowski), 9:35. 2. Bobrowski 1, 11:56.

Penalties — Xilly Lang, HU (tripping), 2:41. Julia Buffalilni, HU (tripping), 6:32. Lexi Weiss, UWS (holding), 14:35. Bobrowski, HU (interference), 19:05.

Second Period — 3. HU, Taylor Ramthun (Jordan Hansen, Darby Dodds), 2:26. 4. UWS, Jenna Curtis 1 (Maggie Cragg, Molly Shelton), 4:45 (pp).

Penalties — Bre Simon, HU (hooking), 4:36. Barret Boyer, HU (embellishment), 6:37. Emily Heid, UWS (hooking), 6:44. Sam Westgaard, UWS (hooking), 13:37. Amber Heidenreich (roughing), 19:19.

Third Period — 5. HU, Leah Schwartzman (Bobrowski, Zarembinski), 17:54 (pp). 6. HU, Dani Perry (Ramthun, Dodds), 16:10 (pp). 7. UWS, Kaleigh Martinson 2 (Sam Westgaard), 16:31.

Penalties — Mandy Tomlinson, UWS (cross checking), 7:31. Dodds, HU (roughing), 8:16. Kelly Cockerill, UWS (cross checking), 15:56. Barret Boyer, HU (interference), 17:22.

Saves — Mckenna Hulslander, HU, 10-10-9—29 Sky Brown, UWS, 11-13-9—33. A—112.