The River Lakes hockey girls spent Dec. 30, and New Year’s Eve on the ice at the Schwan Super Rink in Blaine. Looking good for two-thirds of the Achiever Academy contest, the Stars unfortunately also had to play the middle third, where they surrendered four of their opponents’ goals, and lost the decision to the Aces, 5-2. Shots on goal: 26-17, in favor of Achiever Academy.
“Its For The Kids” is the motto of Burg Golf Open (BGO), an annual charity event to raise funds for organizations and facilities that provide services for children. Organized by the children of Leo and Clara Schaefer Burg and dedicated to their memory, the 16th annual event in July, 2013, raised $20,000 for the second consecutive year. Harvey Burg and Bede Burg Schmidt are shown presenting this year’s donation to Kathryn Stolpman, manager of Catholic Charities Emergency Services and Lisa Drew, manager of Catholic Charities Share the Spirit Program.
Pucks were flying off of the River Lakes hockey girls’ sticks Friday, Dec. 20, at the Paynesville Arena, as the Stars took a 5-1 victory, on a 50-9 shots on goal advantage.
First Period – Scoring: RVRLAK - Kooiman Goal (even strength) (Teal) 7:11; RVRLAK - Teal Goal (even strength) (Stanger, Kooiman) 7:42; RVRLAK - Ruter-Cogelow Goal (even strength) 12:36. Penalties: Ruter-Cogelow, RVRLAK (Interference, Minor, 2 min) 8:21. Goalie Changes: None.
The River Lakes Stars traveled to the Municipal Athletic Complex in St. Cloud Thursday, Dec. 26, for a showdown with the Providence Academy Lions. It was an exciting and evenly-matched affair, but the Stars prevailed in overtime, 4-3, on a Grant Thompson power-play zinger at 0:24, from Eric Zimmer and Connor Beltz. The Stars ended with a 35-29 shots-on-goal advantage.
First Period – Scoring: RVRLKS - Beltz Goal (even strength) (Thompson, Zimmer) 2:37; PRVDCE - Tarczon Goal (power play) (Sellman, Murphy) 11:55; PRVDCE - Tarczon Goal (even strength) (McGeehan) 14:19. Penalties: Thompson, RVRLKS (Holding, Minor, 2 min) 5:42; Shirmers, RVRLKS (High-Sticking, Minor,
2 min) 11:40.
The River Lakes Stars visited the St. Cloud National Hockey Center Tuesday, Dec. 17, and shut out the St. Cloud Tech Tigers, 6-0. Throwing 31 shots on goal, the Stars made good on three power plays in six chances. First Period – Scoring: None. Second Period – Scoring: RVRLKS - Beltz Goal (power play) (Thompson,
Prozinski) 5:39; RVRLKS - Goal (even strength) 6:31; RVRLKS - Beltz Goal (even strength)
(Prozinski, Thompson) 9:36; RVRLKS - Parsons Goal (power play) (Zimmer) 15:45. Third Period – Scoring: RVRLKS - Thompson
Goal (even strength) (Zimmer) 2:19; RVRLKS - Zimmer Goal (power play) (Beltz) 6:18.