Packers too much for Tigers

Published 9:08 am Monday, January 30, 2017

The Albert Lea girls’ hockey team dug itself too big of a hole to climb out of in the first two periods Saturday against Austin.

The visiting Packers got three goals Jaiden Schuster in a 5-1 win on Hockey Day in Albert Lea.

The Packers scored the first five goals of the game, including two in the first period and two in the third.

Maddy Carstens got the Tigers on the board with a goal in the third period.

Albert Lea’s Hannah Johnson handles the puck in the offensive zone in the first period Saturday afternoon.

Albert Lea’s Hannah Johnson handles the puck in the offensive zone in the first period Saturday afternoon.

Jordyn McCormack had three assists for the Packers.

Albert Lea goalie Maddie Schneider faced 36 shots and made 31 saves.

Albert Lea’s loss to Austin was the second one this year, as the Packers have swept the season series.

Albert Lea has lost seven games in a row after beating Mankato West on Jan. 3.

It will host Winona tonight at Albert Lea City Arena.

Puck drop is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.