School board member resigns from chair positionWith a 2-1 victory over the Hibbing Bluejackets in Cloquet Tuesday, Silver Bay advanced to the section 7A championship game. The Mariners face Chisago Lakes Friday at 7 p.m. in Cloquet with a berth at the state tournament at stake.
By: Brittany Berrens, Lake County News Chronicle
With a 2-1 victory over the Hibbing Bluejackets in Cloquet Tuesday, Silver Bay advanced to the section 7A championship game. The Mariners face Chisago Lakes Friday at 7 p.m. in Cloquet with a berth at the state tournament at stake.
Cassie Swanson stopped all 16 shots she faced in the third period as the Mariners were outshot 16-5, but scored the only goal. Swanson finished up with a total of 29 saves in probably her best game of the season.
Taylor Guzzo scored the game winner 3:51 into the final period. Shay Viola got the puck up to Anna Carman who fed Guzzo with a cross ice pass. Guzzo promptly put it top shelf into the net with a strong wrist shot. It proved to be very similar to the Mariner’s first goal where it was Viola to Guzzo and then Carman for the goal. The only shot to beat Swanson came at 2:42 of the second when Erin Scovill’s shot went off the pipe, up to the crossbar, and down into the net. The Bluejackets ended up outshooting the Mariners 30-19 overall in the game.
The game started out slowly as it seemed both teams had to adjust to the playing surface. At the seven minute mark of the game, Hibbing had two shots on goal to zero for the Mariners. The Mariners’ first shot came about 9:30 into the contest shortly after Swanson stopped a point blank one timer. Then the Mariners came alive and took the lead with 1:31 left in the first. Hibbing tied it at one in the second and the Mariners won it in the third.
Chisago Lakes came back from a 3-1 deficit in the third period to defeat International Falls 4-3 in overtime.
The Mariners advanced to the section 7A semifinals with a 8-2 home victory over the Princeton Tigers.Four Mariners had multi point games to lead the offensive attack.Taylor Guzzo had four goals plus an assist,Anna Carman had a goal and 2 assists,Marina Carter had 2 goals and Nicole Jaeger had a goal and an assist.
Guzzo,Carman and Jaeger put the Mariners up by three just over four minutes into the game. Then Carter and Guzzo scored 41 seconds apart to make it a five goal game. After Bridget Walter and Ellie McElhone cut it to 5-2 just short of the game’s halfway point, the Mariners responded to put the game into running time with 2:47 left to play. Carter made it 6-2 before the second period ended and Guzzo lit the red light twice late in the third to conclude the game’s scoring. Eleven different Mariners picked up a point in the contest. Kristiina Thums, Tori Stevens, Rebecca Dilley, Rachel Dilley, Madison Roy, Carrie Palmer, and Shay Viola each added an assist.
Cassie Swanson stopped 25 Tiger shots to pick up the win.Tabitha Allers had 28 stops in the Tiger nets.