Trojan girls ready to face Missota's best

New Prague's girls hockey team will face the best of the Missota Conference this week. And if the Trojans, ranked No. 8 in the most recent Class A poll, have any hopes of a Missota Conference title, these are must-win games for them.

New Prague has a 16-3 record, 6-2 in the conference prior to Tuesday's game against Red Wing. Thursday they travel to Richfield Arena to face league-leading Holy Angels in a 7:15 p.m. game. On Tuesday, Jan. 18, they host Farmington at 7 p.m. Those two schools are ranked ahead of the Trojans and both defeated New Prague the first time around the conference schedule.

New Prague won a pair of conference games last week, at Shakopee and Hutchinson, giving them a seven-game winning streak.

Trojans 5, Sabers 2

Jenna Kilpatrick scored three goals and Jessie Doig and Breanne Hrabe had one each as the Trojans defeated the Sabers 5-2.

Kilpatrick opened the scoring with a goal from Doig at 10:03, and Kilpatrick returned the favor, setting up Doig for a power play goal at 13:42, making it 2-0 after one period.

Hrabe scored, with assists to Ashley Jones and Jodie Jabas, at 3:38 of the second.

But Shakopee came back to make a game of it, scoring two goals in the second.

Kilpatrick scored twice in the final period to put the game away. Doig got an assist on the first goal, at 9:05, and Doig and Hrabe assisted the second goal, at 13:51.

The Trojans outshot Shakopee 26-18. Daedra Culshaw stopped 16 of 18 shots.

New Prague 2 1 2 5 Shakopee 0 2 0 2

First period: NP—Kilpatrick (Doig) 10:03. NP—Doig (Kilpatrick) 13:42, pp.

Second period: NP—Hrabe (Jones, Jabas) 3:38. Shak—Ke. Ledel (Ka. Ledel, Forster) 5:07, pp. Shak—Ka. Ledel (Forar) 16:17, sh.

Third period: NP—Kilpatrick (Doig) 9:05. NP—Kilpatrick (Doig, Hrabe) 13:51.

Shots on goal: NP 26, Shak 18

Saves: New Prague-Culshaw, 5-9-2-16; Shakopee-Brown, 5-10-6-21

Trojans 7, Tigers 0

For the second time this season, the Trojans shut out Hutchinson, this time on the Tigers' home ice, 7-0.

Kilpatrick and Jones both scored unassisted goals in the first period to get things going. Kilpatrick's came at 6:36, while Jones got hers at 9:01.

In the second period, Kilpatrick scored, with an assist to Kacy Ambroz, 31 seconds into the period. Doig scored, from Breanna Bisek and Dana Merhar, at 4:03, and Kilpatrick completed her hat trick with an unassisted goal at 12:29.

Kilpatrick got her fourth goal at 4:44, on the power play, and Ambroz found the back of the net at 15:35. Doig assisted on both of those goals

The Trojans dominated play, outshooting Hutchinson 21-10. Culshaw earned her second shutout of the season, both against Hutchinson. She and backup goalie Brittany Sickmann combined for a third against Mankato West.

New Prague 2 3 2 — 7 Hutchinson 0 0 0 — 0

First Period: NP—Kilpatrick (unassisted), 6:36. NP—Jones (unassisted), 9:01.

Second Period: NP—Kilpatrick (Ambroz), :31. NP—Doig (Bisek, Merhar), 4:03. NP—Kilpatrick (unassisted), 12: 29.

Third Period: NP—Kilpatrick (Doig), 4:44, pp. NP—Ambroz (Doig), 15:35.

Shots on goal: NP 21, Hut 10

Saves: New Prague-Culshaw, 1-5-4—10; Hutchinson-Madson, 5-8-1—14.

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