Girls Varsity Hockey · Girls Hockey: Looking for strong second half

Maple Grove players celebrated their overtime win over Blaine (Photo by Rich Moll)

The Maple Grove girls’ hockey team enters 2019 with an impressive 11-2-1 record, yet Crimson coach Amber Hegland feels her team has the potential to be even better in the second half of the season.

The sixth-ranked Crimson closed 2018 with a 3-2 overtime loss to #6 Eden Prairie and wins over Stillwater and Brainerd in the Walser Holiday Tournament. Both of Maple Grove’s losses are one-goal setbacks against ranked opponents (then #1 Andover and #7 Eden Prairie). The strong start does not surprise Hegland because she has a team loaded with returning players…

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