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By Al Rose
Moose Lake Star Gazette 

Rebels girls win hockey opener


Dan Lingle

Moose Lake Area Rebel Jessica Bird has a hat trick and two assists for a five-point night November 6 against the North Shore Storm.

The Moose Lake Area Rebels girls hockey team opened the season with a big win as they rocked the North Shore Storm 7-2 at Riverside Arena in Moose Lake on Friday, November 6. The Rebels out-shot the Storm 36-16 with Maddy Gamst getting the win in goal with 14 saves.

After a very good year last season, MLA's Jessica Bird had a great night with a hat trick and two assists for five points. Asia Gobel had one goal and two assists. Ruby Mohelsky had two goals. Sage Gerard had one goal and one assist. Jamie Bird had two assists and Josie Benzie had one assist.

The Rebels had five penalties, but North Shore was unable to capitalize on any of those opportunities. MLA went 3-for-4 on the power play.

Gerard scored first on a short-handed effort, assisted by Jessica Bird at 4:37. The Storm got the other goal of the first frame on an even strength unassisted goal for 1-1 at 6:59.

The Rebels got both goals of the second stanza on two power plays. Mohelsky scored unassisted at 13:26. Jessica Bird added a power play goal, assisted by Jamie Bird, for 3-1 at 14:28.

North Shore scored an even strength unassisted goal at 5:36 to close the gap to 3-2. MLA slammed the door with the final four goals of the third period. Gobel got an even strength goal, assisted by Jessica Bird and Gerard for 4-2 at 5:52. Mohelsky got her second goal, assisted by Benzie on the power play, for 5-2 at 11:14. Jessica Bird and Gobel clicked for an even strength goal for 6-2 at 12:24. Jessica Bird earned her hat trick and fifth point of the evening on an even strength goal, assisted by Gobel and Jamie Bird, to close out the scoring at 15:05 and make a impressive 7-2 victory for the Rebels' season opener.


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