Jordyn McCormack scored two goals and Shelby Davidson made 27 saves as the Austin Packers girls’ hockey team avenged a lopsided defeat earlier this season at the hands of Worthington/Fulda with a 3-1 win Saturday afternoon at Riverside Arena.
After a scoreless first period, McCormack scored at 3:01 of the second with an assist to Kate Holtz to put the Packers in front 1-0. McCormack tallied again early in the third period on the power play at 2:53 with an assist to Alexis Stich to expand the Packer lead to 2-0, but Kessey Aljets scored for the Trojans at 7:25 to cut Austin’s lead to 2-1. Davidson and the Packer defense were able to hold firm from there, and Holtz tallied into an empty net at 16:23 with an assist to Stich to make the final 3-1.
Davidson faced 28 shots and made 27 saves to help the Packers pick up their third straight win while Kaylee Bents faced 23 shots and made 21 saves for Worthington/Fulda. Austin was 1-8 on the power play in a penalty-filled affair that saw Austin being whistled for eight penalties for 16 minutes while the Trojans were whistled for nine penalties for 18 minutes.
With the win, Austin is now 9-11 overall on the season, and the Packers return to Riverside Arena for a Big 9 Conference game Tuesday night against Owatonna. You’ll hear the game on AM 1480 KAUS, online at myaustinminnesota.com, and on the I Heart Radio app. Pre-game will come your way at 7 p.m., with face-off at 7:15 p.m.