The Northern Edge girls' hockey co-op would continue their winning streak and charted back to back road wins starting on Friday against Brookfield and edged Lakeshore on Saturday. The Edge has now won seven straight contests to improve to 11-5 on the season and has not lost a game since the beginning of January.
Starting on Friday night, Northern Edge rallied for four goals in the first period to cruise to a 6-2 win at Brookfield. The Edge would tally all four goals in a six minute stretch the first period and tacked on two more goals in the third.
Kate Vizanko put the Edge on the board at 3:01 in the first period on an assist from Caitlyn Fesnick. But the Glaciers would respond at 5:28 when Hadley Malcolmson found the back of the net to tie the game up 1-1. But that was short-lived and the Edge would use a 16-4 edge on shots to regain the lead for good.
Emily Kassler scored at the six-minute mark and exactly one minute later Alicia Turunen connected on an assist from Vizanko and Kassidee Linssen. Evelyn LeVeque capped off the scoring at 8:23 to give Northern Edge a 4-1 lead.
Brookfield turned the tables in the second period and would out-shoot Northern Edge 15-9. Malcolmson scored her second goal of the night on a powerplay midway through the period on an assist from Molly Cole and Maddy Rudella to pull the Glaciers within two goals.
In the final period, Brookfield again held a 9-5 edge on goals, but keeper Anna Maulson did not let a shot past her in the final 17 minutes of action. And Madi Losch taked on a pair of late goals to give the Edge a four-goal victory. Losch scored at 13:15 and added another at 14:16 on an assist from Wyndi Saari and Isabella Boyer.
On the night, Northern Edge held a 30-28 advantage on shots and Maulson recorded 26 saves in the win.
Then on Saturday, the Edge recorded their seventh straight win of the year as they edged Lakeshore Lightning 3-2 on Saturday in Kettle Moraine. The Edge would score all three of their goals in a six minute stretch starting late in the first period, and would fend off the Lightning from there.
Lakeshore got on the board at 3:37 on a goal from Anna Gontarski and assist by Caitlin Kennedy. The Lightning would hold that 1-0 advantage a majority of the period until Boyer even the score out at 14:22 on an assist from Emily Kassler. And only 31 seconds later Saari put the Edge ahead 2-1 on a goal at 14:53, assisted by Vizanko and Boyer.
In the second period Boyer would score Northern Edges' final goal of the evening at 3:43 to give the Edge a 3-1 lead. Lakeshore pulled within one goal after Gontarski connected again early in the third period, but Turunen and Northern Edges' defense denied any other opportunities from there.
The Edge finished with 33 shots while Lakeshore recorded 22 which included a 12-5 edge in the second period. Turunen recorded the win in goal and finished with 20 saves.
Northern Edges' contest against Hayward tomorrow night has been cancelled so Lakeland was able to host Medford in the first round of the GNC boys' tournament. Sunday will be the girls' selection seeding meeting. The Edge will be back in action Saturday at Marquette.