Brooke Nelson’s four-goal performance elevates Stillwater to Hockey Day Minnesota win over hometown host – The Rink Live

WHITE BEAR LAKE, Minnesota — Stillwater junior forward Brooke Nelson’s four-goal performance on Hockey Day Minnesota led the Ponies to an 8-3 win over White Bear Lake on Saturday.

The hometown host of the event scored the opening goal of the game just minutes into the game. Elaina Hosfield scored her first varsity goal after a nice play from teammate Hailey Dawe.

Hunter Reardon tied things up for Stillwater early in the first period and then the ponies took off on the scoreboard.

Brooke Nelson then decided to score four goals in a row; three in the first period and one in the second. Three were even and one came on the power play.

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White Bear Lake forward Elaina Hosfield (14) and Stillwater defenseman Alexa March (8) battle for the puck Saturday, January 28, 2023 during Hockey Day Minnesota in White Bear Lake.

Jason Wachter / The Rink Live

Stillwater continued to dominate for most of the game. However, White Bear Lake made a nice push towards the end of the game when Amanda Smythe scored twice in the closing minutes of regulation.

Stillwater is now 18-4 on the season while White Bear Lake falls to 8-15.

This story will be updated with post-game comments from coaches and players.


Stillwater 8, White Bear Lake 3

SW: 4-2-2
WBL: 1-0-2

Score in the first third — 1st WBL, Elaina Hosfield (Hailey Dawe); 1. SW, Hunter Reardon (Olivia Dejarnett); 2.SW, Brooke Nelson (Josie Lang); 3. SW, Nelson (Lang) (S.); 4. SW, Nelson (Josie St Martin, Addison Finn)
Punish – WBL, Zoe Timmons (body check)

Scoring in the second third — 5. SW, Nelson (Kylie Ligday); 6. SW, long (without support)
Punish – SW, Dejarnett (stumbling); WBL, Amanda Smythe (disorder); WBL, Timmons (stumbling); SW, Finn (disorder); SW, Alexa March (hook); SW, Hailey Olson (High Sticking); SW, Ligday (high stick)

Score in third period — 2nd WBL, Smythe (Talia Domschot); 3. WBL, Smythe (Timmons); 7. SW, St. Martin (Braunshausen); 8 SW, Reardon (Matchday)
Punish – SW, too many players (minor bank);

SO G: SW, 31 (14:9:8); WM, 23 (8:12:3)


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