Prep report: Superior girls hockey wins big

The Spartans had a 48-4 advantage in shots on goal.
Superior’s Autumn Cooper (21) beats International Falls goalie Mara Pelland (31) to put the Spartans up 1-0 in the first period of the game in Superior on Tuesday evening, Dec. 21, 2021. Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram

Autumn Cooper completed her hat trick before the halfway point of the game as Superior rolled to a 6-0 victory over International Falls on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021 at Superior Ice Arena.

Cooper's three goals came before International Falls had more than one shot on goal.

Gabryel Olson scored twice for Superior, which had a 48-4 advantage in shots on goal. Kaylie Nault made four saves for the shutout.

International Falls 0-0-0—0

Superior 2-3-1—6


First period — 1, S, Autumn Cooper (Kennedy Popplewell, Keely Morehouse), 3:49; 2, S, Cooper (Gabryel Olson, Indigo Fish), 5:34.

Second period — 3, S, Cooper (Fish, Morehouse), 4:35; 4, S, Popplewell (Cooper), 8:07; 5, S, Olson (Popplewell, Cooper), 11:45.

Third period — 6, S, Olson (unassisted), 4:34.

Goalie saves — IF, Mara Pelland 42; S, Kaylie Nault 4.


Rock Ridge 2, Superior 1 (OT)

Brant Tiedeman was the hero of the night at the Eveleth Hippodrome, scoring 4:05 into overtime for Rock Ridge.

Dylan Hedley (Rock Ridge) and Kell Piggott (Superior) exchanged third-period goals. Ian Kangas made 20 saves for the win for the Wolverines, while Trevor Soderlund made 45 saves in a losing effort for the Spartans.

Superior 0-0-1-0—1

Rock Ridge 0-0-1-1—2


First period — No scoring.

Second period — No scoring.

Third period — 1, RR, Dylan Hedley (Keegan Ruedebusch), 3:30; 2, S, Kell Piggott (Drew Nelson), 14:15.

Overtime — 3, RR, Brant Tiedeman (Derik Dahl, Braden Tiedeman), 4:05.

Goalie saves — S, Trevor Soderlund 45; RR, Ian Kangas 20.


Superior 53, Hayward 48

The Spartans fought off a rough night offensively to grab a tough road win in Hayward.

"Give Hayward credit, they are well coached, they stuck to their game plan but we made some big plays down the stretch defensively to seal the win," Superior coach Dave Kontny said.

The Spartans got 29 points, including six 3-pointers, from Emma Raye, but had no other scorers in double figures and made only seven of 23 free-throw attempts.


Superior 27-26—53

Hayward 24-24—48

Superior — Manion 5, Cooper 3, Zentkowski 6, Leopold 9, Peterson 1, Raye 29; FT: 7-23.

3-point goals: Manion, Leopold, Raye 6.

Hayward — Quast 11, Schmitt 4, Johnson 8, A. Morgan 2, E. Morgan 12, Poppe 2, Clifford 3, Cadotte 6; FT: 6-9.

3-point goals: None.

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