The high school winter sports season began last week when the St. Francis/North Branch girls hockey team faced Forest Lake on the road.
The team included North Branch members Mallory Olson, Erynn Downey, Kaylyn Forliti and Miranda Swanson.
The Rangers blanked the Fighting Saints 7-0 in the girls’ first game of the 2012-13 season.
Next, the hockey team will compete in a tournament at St. Cloud Municipal Athletic Complex beginning at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23 through Saturday, Nov. 24.