By Chris Larson
The Grand Forks KnightRiders returned home after the Thanksgiving break to take on western rival Williston in a back-to-back homestand to end November at Eagles Arena, taking down the Coyotes 14-0 in conference play.
"The 'we' in team was still there," KnightRider head coach Alex Hedlund said. "Front to back, I was really impressed with our performance."
Scoring was aplenty against the Coyotes, as the game started with a goal at the 2:18 mark of the opening period, and 12 goals were scored combined in periods two and three.
Several KnightRiders finished the game with multiple points, including Abby Schauer, who had three goals and three assists; Morgan Stenseth, who tallied three goals; and Katelin Peterson, who had one goal and three assists, among others.
Kaylee Baker started in goal, her first game as a KnightRider as an eighth grader. Baker finished with nine saves on nine shots.
"It was a good shutout win for Baker," Hedlund said following the game.
The KnightRiders improved to 2-1 on the season and 2-1 in the conference.
By Chris Larson
Just days after a 6-0 defeat at the hands of the Fargo Davies Eagles, the Grand Forks KnightRiders traveled to Quentin Burdick Arena in Devils Lake, taking down the Firebirds on the road by a final score of 4-3.
Devils Lake jumped out to a 2-0 lead midway through the first period, with back-to- back goals by Kaylie Klemetsrud. That's when the KnightRiders took charge.
At the 2:05 mark of the second period, Emily Benson scored an unassisted goal to cut the lead to 2-1. Then, four minutes later, Abby Schauer took a pass from Hannah Gray, shot it past Molly Black and made it 2-2.
Less than three minutes later, Gray again connected, this time with Katelin Peterson, making it 3-2 in favor of the road KnightRiders.
The score would stay 3-2 until late in the second, when a goal by Elle Black made it a tie game with 2:41 left in the second period.
The teams would play back-and-forth for the majority of the beginning of period 3, but it was Schauer that put the KnightRiders ahead for good just five minutes into the third period.
Kendra Nordick was the goalie for the KnightRiders, stopping 35 of 39 shots she faced.
The KnightRiders improved to 1-1 on the season, and 1-1 in the conference.
By Chris Larson
The Grand Forks KnightRiders opened up the 2018-2019 season at home against the Fargo Davies Eagles at Eagles Arena in Grand Forks, falling to Davies 6-0 in the season, and conference, opener.
It was a night that saw Fargo Davies' Ali Matter rack up four points in the contest, figuring in for two goals and two assists.
Fargo Davies got on the board at the 4:40 mark of the first period, when a streaking Paige Hanson found Matter, who found the back of the net, giving the Eagles a 1-0 lead.
Two more goals in the first, coupled with two in the second, put the Eagles ahead 5-0 heading into the final period.
Emilee Ziegler was in net for the KnightRiders, stopping 29 of 35 shots for the team, who dropped to 0-1 in league play, and 0-1 overall.
The KnightRiders were held to 12 shots on goal for the game.