The St. Francis/North Branch girls hockey team (with Justine Mendez, Mallory Olson and Erynn Downey from North Branch) competed in the Schwans’ Cup Hockey Tournament in Blaine Dec. 28-Dec. 30.
The team first faced the Badger, Wis. Thunder and lost 3-2. In the second game the team fell 6-1 to the Appleton, Wis. United with Downey making an assist for the only Fighting Saints goal of that game. In the tournament’s final game, Downey scored a goal aiding in her team’s defeat over the Fairmont Cardinals 7-1.
The St. Francis/North Branch girls hockey team now has a 2-13 overall and 0-3 North Suburban Conference record. The Fighting Saints will travel to New Hope Ice Arena to face the Totino-Grace Eagles (3-10-2) at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7 before hosting the Spring Lake Park/St. Anthony Village Panthers (6-8) at East Bethel Ice Arena at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10.