FAIRMONT - The Fairmont Area Cardinals girls hockey team scored seven goals in the opening 10 minutes to ease by the Worthington Trojans 15-1 during a nonconference game on Tuesday at Martin County Arena in Fairmont.
Taylor Nuss, who is leading the team in scoring with 15 points, netted a hat trick to pace the Cardinals' offensive onslaught.
"It was really great tonight to get nine different people scoring," said Fairmont Area head coach Scott Kuhl. "We shot the lights out and played well, which was good."
ICY BATTLE — Fairmont Area’s Kelsy Junkermeier (right) battles Worthington’s Betsy Thompson (5) and Megan Hartzler (4) for control of the puck during nonconference hockey action Tuesday night at Martin County Arena in Fairmont. The Cardinals’ Lauren Carlson (12) watches the action. (Photo by Leanna Becker)
In addition to Nuss' quick-fire shots, Logyn Cone, Jalyssa Wilson, Jordyn Junkermeier and Kelsy Junkermeier each scored two goals in the game for the Cardinals.
Nuss netted the first goal of the game, flipping a backhander into the net just one minute and 47 seconds into the game.
Wilson and Cone were each credited with an assist on the tally, before each scored their own lamp lighters.
Cone found the net for her first goal of the game 37 seconds later, snapping a wrist shot into the net for a shorthanded score.
Wilson then followed 50 seconds later with another shorthanded goal, flipping a backhander past Worthington netminder Amanda Bristow to go ahead 3-0.
Nuss and Wilson then combined for a goal with just under 12 minutes left in the opening frame. Wilson fired a shot toward the net, but Bristow blocked it for one of her 64 saves, and Nuss buried the rebound.
"The nice thing about our scoring chances tonight, was that we were finishing them," said Kuhl. "With 79 shots on goal, we had our chances and we were able to finish on a number of them."
Six seconds later, Wilson netted her second goal of the game, carrying it into the Trojan zone before ripping a shot through the crease to go ahead 5-0.
Tieryn Arens tipped a Katie Hohensee shot past Bristow for a goal with 8:55 left in the period, before Nuss completed her hat trick with an unassisted goal.
A pair of firsts in the game helped the Cardinals hold onto their lead later in the game. In her first game back from injury, Courtney Williams blasted a shot from the point on an Alyssa Fetters assist by the leg pad of Bristow for her first varsity goal on a power play halfway through the third.
Cardinal goaltender Emily O'Connor stopped nine of the 10 shots she saw in the game, recording her first varsity win between the pipes.
Fetters netted a goal in the second period, before assisting on two in the third.
Cone added her second score of the night in the third frame, while Jordyn Junkermeier and Kelsy Junkermeier each found the net.
Lauren Carlson netted a third-period goal with just over three minutes left in the game, sandwiched between Kelsy Junkermeier and Jordyn Junkermeier's second goals of the period.
The Cardinals fired 79 shots on net in the win, while holding the Trojans to just 10 shots.
Allison Kremer scored Worthington's lone goal, carrying it into the Cardinal zone before ripping a shot past O'Connor in the second period.
Fairmont Area (4-5, 0-2) travel to play a 7 p.m. nonconference game Thursday in Windom.
Worthington (0-6) travels for a 5:30 p.m. game Thursday in Luverne.
Worthington 0-1-0- 1
Fairmont Area 7-2-6-15
FA - Taylor Nuss (Logyn Cone, Jalyssa Wilson), 15:13.
FA - Logyn Cone (unassisted), short-handed, 14:36.
FA - Jalyssa Wilson (unassisted), short-handed,13:46.
FA - Nuss (Wilson), 11:50.
FA - Wilson (unassisted), 11:44.
FA - Tieryn Arens (Katie Hohensee), 8:55.
FA - Nuss (unassisted), 7:40.
FA - Alyssa Fetters (Wilson), 7:14.
W - Allison Kremer (unassisted), 2:13.
FA - Cone (unassisted), 2:06.
FA - Jordyn Junkermeier (Jenna Klages), 14:40.
FA - Kelsy Junkermeier (Tieryn Arens), 13:55.
FA - Courtney Williams (Fetters), power play, 8:15.
FA - Kelsy Junkermeier (Jordyn Junkermeier), power play, 7:15.
FA - Lauren Carlson (Erin Rahm, Hohensee), 3:10.
FA - Jordyn Junkermeier (Fetters), 2:30.
Saves: Amanda Bristow (W) 64; Emily O'Connor (FA) 9.
Shots on goal: Fairmont Area 79; Worthington 10.
Penalties: Worthington 3 for 6 minutes; Fairmont Area 5 for 10.
Worthington 5, Fairmont Area 3 - Andrew Johnson scored a hat trick to help pace the Trojans in a 5-3 nonconference boys hockey victory on Tuesday night in Worthington.
The Trojans started the scoring in the first period with a power-play goal, before netting four more goals in the win.
Sam Havnen scored 3:01 into the game on a Josh Abel assist to keep the Trojan lead to just one in the first period.
Ben Mitchell and Trason Arens were able to generate lamplighters in the second to stay within striking distance.
Mitchell sent Brock Johnson and Reilly Hoefker assists to the net for a goal 3:03 into the second period, before Arens found the net on Johnson and Rodney Engstrom helpers.
Colton Cunning made 28 saves for the Cardinals in the game.
Fairmont Area (0-5) plays host to Windom in a 7 p.m. nonconference game Thursday at Martin County Arena in Fairmont.
Fairmont Area 1-2-0-3