Ice girls blank Novas 3-0

Kara Schramel stopped all 34 shots she faced when the Princeton girls hockey squad shut out host Minneapolis Novas 3-0 Jan. 11.

Erica Schramel scored on the Princeton’s first power play in the first period, then her goal 3:40 into the second had the Tigers leading 2-0. Larkin Walter added the insurance goal with less than three minutes remaining in the game.

• On Jan. 10, the Tigers dropped a 5-1 conference game to host Rogers. North Wright County then stayed near the top of the Mississippi 8 with a 3-0 win over Princeton Jan. 13.

Mississippi 8 Girls Hockey: Buffalo 6-0, 9-9-1; N.Wright County 5-1-1, 9-8-1; Rogers 5-2, 10-7-1; Chisago Lakes 3-4, 9-9; Princeton-Big Lake-Becker 2-5, 11-8; St. Francis-NB 1-5-1, 6-10-4; Cambridge-Isanti-Mora-Pine City 1-6, 4-15.

Knights top  Tiger boys

Visiting St. Michael-Albertville scored three goals over a short span in the first period, then held on to defeat Princeton 4-3 in Mississippi 8 boys hockey action Jan. 11.

The Tigers’ Tyler McAlpine scored the game’s first goal before the Knights took control of the scoreboard in the first stanza. Jake Green netted a power play goal in the second, and Silas Reek’s goal had Princeton close with 3 1/2 minutes to play when the Tigers kept the pressure on the Knights’ net. Max Mattson had 30 saves for the Tigers against St. Michael.

Mississippi 8 Boys Hockey: Rogers 3-0, 10-3-1; Buffalo 5-1, 9-5-1; Monticello-AML 3-2, 8-6; St. Michael-Alb. 3-2, 6-6-1; St. Francis 2-3, 5-9; Chisago Lakes 1-2, 10-6; Princeton 0-3, 5-7; Cambridge-Isanti 0-4, 2-13.