Eagles win in overtime
NEW ULM- The New Ulm girl’s hockey team didn’t have much going offensively against Northfield on Tuesday, but the Eagles saved the best for last and still came away with the nonconference win.
New Ulm eighth-grader Dani Weiss scored on a one-timer at the 5:46 mark in overtime as the Eagles (14-5) picked up a 2-1 win.
“I was just thinking, ‘please go in,’ Weiss said. “I just wanted to win. It was a good game and we knew it was going to be.”
Weiss’ goal came on a cross-pass from Morgan Schaefer on the power play.
While the Eagles got the last laugh in the game, they trailed for a majority of it. Northfield’s Schuller Pavek scored the game’s first goal at 11:14 in the second period on an assist from Laine Fischer.
The Eagles battled the rest of the second period and all of the third period, and with a minute to go in regulation, they finally got the equalizer.
Brittany Denn’s goal came unassisted and forced the extra session, giving the Eagles new life after a frustrating game for the most part.
“We were really getting negative, so we decided to pop up,” Weiss said. “In the beginning of the year, we wouldn’t come out until the third period.”
Julia Schaefer had 21 saves for the Eagles and Lizzy Shellum had 28 saves for Northfield.
As for the game-winner, it was Weiss’ first of her career. She was immediately met by her teammates on the ice for the post-game celebration.
“It was [my first game-winner], and it felt really good,” she said.
New Ulm hosts South Central Conference rival Fairmont on Friday.