HAYWARD – Emma Quimby seeks a fifth consecutive game with at least 20 saves for the Hayward co-op girls hockey team on Thursday.
The Hurricanes and Grantsburg’s Quimby play at North Shore in hopes of ending a two-game losing streak despite getting big save numbers in both games. After posting a season-high 48 saves in a win at Fox Cities on Dec. 27, Quimby followed with 22 saves in a win the same day over Rock County and then made 33 saves in a loss to Eau Claire.
On Saturday, Quimby had 29 saves for the Hurricanes but they still finished with a 4-1 loss to Cloquet-Esko-Carlton.
The Lumberjacks scored the first four goals of the game while holding the Hurricanes scoreless until the third period. They took a 1-0 lead in the first period with a goal on their lone power play of the game, then had a pair of goals at even strength in the second period.
After Taylor Nelson scored her third goal of the game for the Lumberjacks and gave them a 4-0 lead, Hayward capitalized on its lone power play of the game. Riley Springer scored with just under seven minutes remaining in regulation, assisted by Lily Eytcheson and Kennedy Sprenger.
The Lumberjacks finished with a 33-16 advantage in shots on goal and Hayward dropped to 4-7 overall on the season.
Following their game at North Shore, the Hurricanes play at Northland Pines on Saturday and then host Duluth on Jan. 16.