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Girls hockey: Cardinals get the final game of Edina Tournament

The Alexandria girls hockey team salvaged the final game of the Edina Tournament on Thursday by taking care of Stillwater in a 5-0 finish.

The Cardinals (9-6) led from the get-go after eighth grader Kaci Trosvig scored just 48 seconds into the first period. It was part of a balanced effort for Alexandria as five different players scored on a night when the Cardinals outshot Stillwater (3-9-2) 35-17.

Alexandria used the power play in the second period as Mayson Toft and Kristin Trosvig both scored with the advantage to make it a 3-0 game. Anna Doherty added a goal at 4:52 of the third before McKenna Ellingson put the finishing touches on things at 10:28.

Sophomore Amanda Bittmann got her eighth win of the season after turning aside 17 shots. That ups her save percentage to .919 and lowers her goals-against average to 1.62.

The Cardinals have off until Jan. 4 when they jump back into Central Lakes Conference play at home against Sartell-St. Stephen (7-6-2) at 7:15 p.m.

ALEXANDRIA 1 2 2 - 5

STILLWATER 0 0 0 - 0

SHOTS - Alexandria - 10, 15, 10 - 35; Stillwater - 6, 4, 7 - 17; Power plays - Alexandria - 2-3; Stillwater - 0-3

SCORING - FIRST PERIOD - Alexandria - Kaci Trosvig (Kristin Trosvig, Mayson Toft), 0:48

SECOND PERIOD - Alexandria - Mayson Toft (PPG) (Kristin Trosvig), 3:46; Alexandria - Kristin Trosvig (PPG) (McKenna Ellingson), 7:35

THIRD PERIOD - Alexandria - Anna Doherty (Ellingson, Alexis Heckert), 4:52; Alexandria - Ellingson (Heckert), 10:28

GOALTENDING - Alexandria - Amanda Bittmann - W, 17 saves, 0 goals allowed; Stillwater - Grace Roeske - L, 30 saves, 5 goals allowed

Eric Morken

Eric Morken is the sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press and Osakis Review newspapers in Douglas County, MN. Follow him on Twitter at echo_sports.

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