Century opens with a 'W'
WASECA — Rochester Century got its season off on the right skate.
The Panthers jumped to a three-goal first-period lead against Waseca and went on to an 8-3 non-conference girls hockey victory.
"It was a good first game. The girls executed well after a good first two weeks of practice," Century coach Dan Maidl said. "We got good goaltending and contributions from all four lines with five different goal scorers. We expect to build on this and get better as the season goes on."
Century led 3-0 after one period and 6-2 after two. The Panthers outshot Waseca, 33-20.
Century had two goalies split time. Kaitlyn Maidl made 11 saves and Abby Cunningham stopped six shots. Waseca goalie Taylor Juberien finished with 25 stops.
Katie Aney led Century with a hat trick and an assist, while Jessie Aney had a goal and three assists. Allysa Dahl scored twice for the Panthers and McKenna Bridges added two assists.
Century (1-0-0) is back in action Friday at 7 p.m. at New Richmond (Wis.).
Century 8, Waseca 3
Century:Shantel Loos 1 goal; Allysa Dahl 2 goals; Jessica Aney 1 goal, 3 assists; MaKenzie Birkestrand 1 assist; Madeline Eischen 1 goal, 1 assist; Anna Grinde 1 assist; Katherine Aney 3 goals, 1 assist; McKenna Bridges 2 assists; Grace Becker 1 assist; Jessica Faunce 1 assist; Kaityln Maidl 11 saves; Abby Cunningham 6 saves.
Waseca:Jacie Hoehn 1 goal; Maddy Knoll 1 goal; Taryn Juberien 1 goal; Taylor Juberien 25 saves.