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Bruns has 7-point night as Storm girls keep winning

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MBA Storm’s Phoebe Overlie, Allison Michaelson, Sofia Schwiderski, and Molly Jones chase the puck during their vicotry over Worthington. Photo by Jennifer Pederson Photography

After losing to start 2023, the Morris Benson Area girls hockey team hasn’t lost, boasting a 4-0-1 record after beating Worthington Saturday, Jan. 28, in Worthington.

Junior Karlie Bruns had a seven-point night, a goal short of a double hat trick in the 10-2 win against the Trojans Saturday.

She opened the scoring just 29 seconds into the first period, off a pass from Kortney Sanasack, who also produced five points in the game.

Molly Jones also found the net early on, just one minute and 45 seconds into the first period off a feed from Sadie Koehler.

About two and a half minutes later, Sanasack scored her first goal of the day.

Bruns recorded a hat trick in the first period with two goals just 64 seconds apart to give MBA a 5-0 lead at the first intermission.

In the second period, Molly Jones added her second goal of the game just under three minutes into the period off feeds from Hadley Koehler and Aubree Ramirez.

After Worthington got on the board just over five minutes into the second, the game remained scoreless for over five and a half minutes. Ramirez broke the drought with a goal at the 11:06 mark off a pass from Jones.

The Trojans responded with a goal just over two and a half minutes later to go into the final intermission, trailing 7-2.

It was all MBA in the third as Sanasack and Bruns combined for three goals to close out the 10-2 win.

The Storm played a clean game with just four minutes in the penalty box while their opponent spent 17 minutes in the box on seven infractions, giving MBA six power play opportunities.

Bruns finished with seven points on five goals and two assists while Sanasack had five points on two goals and three assists. Jones had three points while Ramirez had two.

Mea Alsaker had 21 saves in net for the Storm.

The Storm, now 8-10-1, play at Breckenridge / Wahpeton Tuesday, Jan. 31 and host Willmar for a 6 p.m. puck drop Friday, Feb. 3, at the Benson Civic Center in Benson. MBA will close out the regular season at Northern Lakes Monday, Feb. 6, at the Breezy Point Hockey Arena in Pequot Lakes.

Despite boasting an 8-10-1 record, MBA is near the bottom of the current Section 6A standings. With six teams earning postseason berths and seven teams in Section 6A, the Storm would likely play at River Lakes or Breckenridge / Wahpeton depending on how the final week of the regular season works out.

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