LITTLE FALLS — Zoe Wolhart’s hat trick helped Brainerd/Little Falls overcome being outshot 28-21 to defeat the St. Cloud Ice Breakers 3-2 in Central Lakes Conference hockey Thursday.
Wolhart’s first goal came on an assist from Katie Benson.
“Zoe was really dialed in to play tonight,” said Flying Warriors head coach Stephanie Sustercich. “She was focused and also utilized her line mates. Katie Benson set her up nicely on the first goal. Zoe worked really hard tonight and it was probably her best game.”
Wolhart got an unassisted goal at 10:26 and then scored again at the 3:46 mark on an assist from Kristina Anderson.
Jodi Bertrand kicked away 26 of the 28 shots for Brainerd/Little Falls.
“The girls moved the puck very well and were trying to utilize everyone,” Sustercich said. “Short shifts were the key and Jodi Bertrand did a great job.”
St. Cloud 0 1 1 — 2
Brainerd/Little Falls 1 2 0 — 3
First period: B/LF-Zoe Wolhart (Katie Benson) 14:08
Second period: SC-Samantha Eisenreich (Zayda Ewing, Lizzy Sloan) ppg 16:42; B/LF-Wolhart 10:26; B/LF-Wolhart (Kristina Anderson) 3:46.
Third period: SC-Cecilia Strong (Ewing) ppg 6:48
Shots on goal: BLF 21, SC 28
Goalies: BLF-Jodi Bertrand (26 saves); SC-Lucy Gaetz (18 saves)
Conference: BLF 2-2. Overall: BLF 2-7. Next: Brainerd/Little Falls hosts Thief River Falls at Brainerd 5:15 p.m. Friday.