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2012 Team Minnesota HNIB Champions

02/12/2013, 12:45pm CST
By Lenny Vannelli

Game Highlights

Team Minnesota made it back-to-back HNIB Girls Summer Showcase championships with a hard-fought 3-1 win over New England Division champion TeamONE.
 
TeamONE had entered the contest with a perfect 6-0 mark, including a 4-0 shutout win over the Shamrocks in the semifinal round. Minnesota was 4-1-1, its only loss on opening night to TeamONE, 3-2.
 
Minnesota led 1-0 after the first half of the game, only to see TeamONE notch the equalizer just after the break. The defending champs took a 2-1 lead late in the second period on a shot from in close, then expanded the margin to 3-1 early in the third period.
 
TeamONE had its chances in the final period, as at one point Minnesota incurred four straight penalties. But Minnesota was able to kill off all of its shorthanded time, including a six-on-three late in the stanza when TeamONE pulled its goalie already enjoying a two-man advantage.

2012 Championship Roster and College Commitments
Name High School, Grad Yr College
Erin O'Neil, G Hopkins, '14 TBD
Kristen Reuter, F Rosemount, '14 TBD
Ellie Martini, D Orono, '15 TBD
Alexis Joyce, F/D Lakeville North, '14 TBD
Megan Sweet, D Breck School, ’15 TBD
BrIanna Bren, F Orono, '16 TBD
Madison Martini, F Orono, '14 TBD
Casey Hartfiel, G Orono, '13 TBD
Claire Mancheski, D Breck School, ’15 TBD
Rebekah Smith, F Orono, '14 TBD
Shania Anderson, F Rosemount, '15 TBD
Emily Antony, F/D Rogers, ’15 TBD
Brittany Sticha, F New Prague, '13 UW-River Falls
McKenzie Swenson, F Benilde-St. Margaret's, '14 TBD
Briana Johnson, F/D Champlin Park, ’15 TBD
Taylor Ramthun, D Eagan, '15 TBD
     
Tournament Awards    
Erin O'Neil, G Outstanding Goaltender  
Brittany Sticha, F Outstanding Forward  
Claire Mancheski, D Outstanding Defenseman  
Alexis Joyce, F/D MVP  

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