SUBSCRIBE NOW AND SAVE 3 months just 99 ¢/month

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Prep report: Superior girls hockey wins big

The Spartans had a 48-4 advantage in shots on goal.

122421.s.st.SHSgh1.jpg
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

ADVERTISEMENT

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.

BOYS HOCKEY

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

ADVERTISEMENT

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.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

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.

ADVERTISEMENT

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.

What to read next
Superior boys hockey ended a six-game losing streak.
Duluth Denfeld had a rough trip at Warroad in a matchup of top-five Class A boys teams.
In boys' basketball, East topped Denfeld in the first of their annual grudge matches.
Both Duluth East basketball teams grabbed victories.