Oien Scores Four as Huskies Girls Hockey Wins Again
The Owatonna High School girls hockey team broke a 1-all tie with Rochester Mayo Saturday night with a quick four-goal outburst on their way to a 6-1 win. The Huskies scored those goals during a six-minute stretch spanning the second and third periods. OHS improved to 2-0.
Ezra Oien started the pivotal time with a power play goal off an assist from Abby Vetsch with four minutes left in the second to give the Huskies a 2-1 lead. Oien scored in the closing minute of the second period on a break-away with a helper from Chloe Schmidt to take a 3-1 advantage into the locker room.
Gabi Lamont netted her second goal of the season early in the third period. Assists went to Macy Stanton and Molly Achterkirch. Oien earned her hat trick on an unassisted goal 19 seconds later for a 5-1 Owatonna lead.
Owatonna capped the scoring with Oien's fourth goal of the net on a redirection off a blast from the right point by Vetsch. Grace Wolfe also assisted for the 6-1 victory.
After a scoreless first period, OHS scored 2:37 into the second period on a shot from the right point by Vetsch. Schmidt and Oien assisted. Mayo answered less than a minute later as Devynn Priest went end-to-end for an unassisted marker.
Asia Buryska made 13 saves for the win and did not face a shot in the third period. That still left her slightly busier than Thursday's season opening game. Owatonna held Century to two first-period shots on goal while winning 11-0 at Four Seasons Centre. They out shot the Panthers 49-2.
Junior Calbey Podien had two goals and an assist on Thursday, "I thought it was pretty good considering it was our first game all together. We have some new girls, so we worked all four lines...It was pretty fun...I thought we all worked really hard, fore checked hard, and worked our systems well." [Click below for the full interview.]
Thirteen players had at least one point Thursday. Schmidt also had two goals and an assist. Samantha Bogen scored her first varsity goal.
Owatonna plays at Mankato West Tuesday, November 19 at 7:30 pm at All Seasons Arena with live coverage on AM 1390 KRFO and the free KRFO app.