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Cards shut out Otters 3-0

Published 9:10am Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Fergus Falls girls hokey team could not find the back of the net against a tough Alexandria Cardinals team Tuesday night as the visiting team left Fergus Falls Community Ice Arena with a 3-0 win.

Both teams skated to a stalemate in the first period as goalie play was solid on both ends.

After the first intermission, the Cardinals came out firing on all cylinders as Becca Illies slip the puck into Fergus net off assists by Shelby Iverson and Maddi Houska. 15 seconds later, Iverson would put Alexandria up by two goals off an assist by Houska. The final goal of the game came midway through the second period as Kaila DeWanz slapped a Nicole Bartels pass into the Otter net.

Fergus continued to pressure the Cardinal net but could not get on the board in the final period as Alexadria handed the Otters their first loss.

“Alex was a fast skating team who moved the puck well,” Otter coach Matt Koalska said. “We struggled at times to break it out of our zone as they jumped on our defense quick.”

Jordie Salwei had 26 saves for the Otters, while her counterpart Amy Jost had 15.

“Jordie played very well in nets and seems to have a new sense of confidence and carries herself well between the pipes. She did a good job of making the first save and all 3 goals were rebounds after a scrum in front,” Koalski added.

The Otters will look to get back on the winning side of things as they host the East Grand Forks Green Wave Thursday at 7 p.m.

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