Three wins in the ABRA Hockey Classic last week at Braemar Arena boosted Edina High’s girls hockey record to 9-4-3.
After beating the co-op team from Grand Rapids/Greenway 4-1 in the opening round, Edina stopped Stillwater 2-1 in the semis and shut out Lakeville South 2-0 in the finals.
“First and foremost, our defense has been playing really well,” said Edina head coach Laura Slominski. “And our goalie, Boomer Sonnek, had a great tournament.”
Taylor Williamson scored Edina’s first two goals in the three-goal victory over Grand Rapids/Greenway. Senior captain Liz Trautz put the finishing touches on the win with two third-period goals.
Williamson and Emily Fuchs scored goals as the Hornets beat Stillwater.
Jane Thotland scored Edina’s first goal in the championship game against Lakeville South, and then captain Sarah Nielsen scored a short-handed goal at 10:21 of the third period to put it away.
“Before she went in, Sarah told our trainer she was going to score a goal,” said Slominski.
The prophecy ended the suspense after Edina had dominated the game from the start. The Hornets outshot the Cougars 40-12.
“Our defense as a whole was outstanding,” said Slominski. “Emily Eide has had a really solid season on defense.”
Edina won the St. Michael-Albertville Invitational by beating the host club 48-46 in the finals.
M.C. McGrory led the Hornets with 16 points and Jill Morton added 10.
In a semifinal 52-39 victory over Maple Grove, McGrory hit a career high of 36 points. Morton added 11 points.