The Eagles girls hockey team beat Cretin-Derham Hall 1-0 in Thursday night’s Mid-Winter Meltdown Tournament semifinals at the Eden Prairie Community Center.
The game’s critical moment unfolded with just 6:54 left in the third period. Eagles sophomore forward Allie Dahl skillfully used the backboards to set up senior forward Gianna Kowalkoski in the far face-off circle. Kowalkoski then delivered the decisive blow with a sharp backhanded shot, marking the only goal of the game.
Eagles senior goalie Tegan Swanson earned the win and a shutout with an outstanding performance, stopping 21 shots on goal by Cretin-Derham Hall.
This victory propels the Eagles into the championship game of the tournament, set for 7:45 p.m. Friday at the Eden Prairie Community Center. They will face Benilde-St. Margaret, which defeated Lakeville North 3-2 in Thursday night’s other semifinal game.
With the win, Eden Prairie improved its record to 9-6-1 for the season.
We offer several ways for our readers to provide feedback. Your comments are welcome on our social media posts (Facebook, X, Instagram, Threads, and LinkedIn). We also encourage Letters to the Editor; submission guidelines can be found on our Contact Us page. If you believe this story has an error or you would like to get in touch with the author, please connect with us.