NEW ULM - New Ulm freshman Brook Schugel and junior Kali Denn each recorded hat tricks to help the Eagles to an 11-1 South Central Conference hockey victory over the Fairmont Area Cardinals on Tuesday in New Ulm.
The Eagles jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the opening frame on a pair of Schugel's goals and Kali Denn's first of the night. Schugel took a pass from Brittany Denn and Morgan Schaefer at 13:28, before Kali Denn responded with her first 45 seconds later off assists from Miranda McMullen and Lexie Weiss.
Schugel netted her second goal from McMullen and Schaefer at the 11:07 mark.
Fairmont Area freshman Jalyssa Wilson ended the Eagles' shutout bid at 11:45 in the second period when she scored a power-play goal with the help of Abby Rahm and Tieryn Arens to make it 3-1.
The Eagles responded with more firepower, scoring four unanswered goals in the second and four more in the third.
New Ulm fired 33 shots on net, with Fairmont Area netminder Miranda O'Connor turning away 15 shots in two periods, while Sadie Sandersfeld made 7 saves in the third. The Cardinals had 14 shots on net.
Fairmont Area (0-5) hosts Marshall on Thursday night.
NU - Brook Schugel (Brittany Denn, Morgan Schaefer), 13:38.
NU - Kali Denn (Miranda McMullen, Lexie Weiss), 12:53.
NU - Brook Schugel (Miranda McMullen, Morgan Schaefer), 11:07.
FA - Jalyssa Wilson (Abby Rahm, Tieryn Arens), 11:45.
NU - Lexie Weiss (Brook Schugel, Sam Guggisberg), 7:39.
NU - Erika Ries (unassisted), 3:10.
NU - Brook Schugel (Sam Guggisberg, Lexi Fischer), 2:42.
NU - Vanessa Anderson (Jordyn Horn), 0:06.
NU - Kali Denn (Vanessa Anderson), 15:50.
NU - Kali Denn (Vanessa Anderson, Brittany Denn), 8:40.
NU - Lexie Weiss (Morgan Schaefer, Hunter Kral), 7:40.
NU - Jordyn Horn (Erika Ries), 4:55.
Shots on goal: Fairmont Area 14; New Ulm 33.
Saves: Miranda O'Connor (FA) 15; Julia Schaefer (NU) 13; Sadie Sandersfeld (FA) 7.
Penalties: New Ulm 5 for 10 minutes; Fairmont Area 2 for 4 minutes.