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Red Knights bid for a state tournament birth falls short

By Staff, 02/18/11, 11:45PM CST


Skippers shut out BSM in Section 6AA championship game

The Red Knights season came to a swift end at the hands of Minnetonka as the top ranked Skippers showed their skill and experience in defeating BSM in the Section 6AA championship game 4-0.  The Red Knights battled Minnetonka even in a scoreless first period as each team managed 9 shots on goal.  The game turned in a 1:14 span early in the second period as Minnetonka scored 2 goals.  The Skippers had the territorial advantage in the period and held the Red Knights to a season low 3 shots for the period.  Minnetonka added a 3rd goal at the 5:22 mark of the period to take a commanding 3-0 lead into the second intermission.

The Red Knights came out hard in the final period but were not able to solve Minnetonka netminder Julie Friend, who stopped all 23 shots she faced.  The Skippers added a powerplay goal in the third period to complete the scoring.  Shots for the game were 24-23 in favor of Minnetonka.  It was the first time this season that the Red Knights were shutout.  BSM ended the season with a final record of 23-3-1.  The Red Knights have a bright future in front of them as the majority of the team will return next season.