The Brookfield Glacier girls hockey team beat Arrowhead 7-6 on Dec. 11 to begin the week, then blew out Beaver Dam 11-0 on Friday at the Ponds of Brookfield to end it.
Glacier scored five unanswered goals against Arrowhead to record an exciting 1-goal victory to begin the week.
Sophomore Arianna Smith notched three goals with all three assists coming from senior Morgan Hollowell in the come-from-behind win, as Glacier outshot Arrowhead 43-21
"Arianna played well for us tonight," said assistant coach Kevin Cline. "Coach Smith had a calm but thought-provoking conversation with the team after the first period and I thought they came out with a good jump in their step to start the second."
Glacier scored 15 seconds into the game, but found themselves down 3-1 at the end of the first period. They weren't going down without a fight, though, as they responded with four second-period goals to end the period leading 5-4.
The Glacier's offense kept rolling into the third period and looked like they would put the game out of reach when Hollowell and Smith teamed up for a short-handed goal seven minutes into the third.
Glacier head coach Brian Smith told the duo when they left the bench to "make sure they capitalized if Arrowhead made a mistake" and they wasted little time recording Glacier's fifth short-handed goal of the season.
Arrowhead senior Hannah Bird then took charge and scored two goals in 11 seconds to bring the host Warhawks back to within a goal, but it wasn't enough: Glacier held on while killing off another penalty over the final two minutes.
"It was a good victory for the Glacier and a better opportunity for the team to learn from," Smith said. "We have been bad in our defensive end most of the year and it finally caught up to us. Hopefully, from this point on, we will learn to play a little bit more of a complete game."
On Friday night, Glacier improved to 8-0 as they hosted Beaver Dam in another Eastern Shores Conference matchup and this one was all Brookfield.
Senior Captain Jamie Ertl started the scoring for Glacier at six minutes into the contest and the team never looked back. With Glacier leading 6-0 three minutes into the second period, the game went to running time and the final score ended up 11-0.
Junior Trinity Robinson of Brookfield Central had her first career Glacier hat trick and junior Emma Ray of Rufus King had a playmaker (three assists). Twelve different Glacier skaters had points as the team recorded 61 shots to Beaver Dam's four.
The fourth-ranked Glacier will travel to fifth-ranked Green Bay on Friday for what is sure to be a highlight game.
- Tom "Sky" Skibosh
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