CER goalie has big night at chilly Outdoor Winter Classic
Perhaps the only player who managed to stay warm Friday night at a bone-chilling Alaska Girls Outdoor Winter Classic was red-hot Chugiak/Eagle River goalie Morgan Richards.
Richards made 52 saves in her team’s 10-0 loss to South/Bartlett, including 26 in the first period alone. Girls hockey periods are 12 minutes long, meaning Richards averaged one save every 42 seconds of play.
Game-time temperatures were around zero at the second-annual event, which also featured a 4-2 Dimond/West win over Service/East.
South/Bartlett held a 62-1 advantage in shots over Chugiak/Eagle River, which was down several key players to club hockey obligations. Elizabeth Ramsey had a hat trick for South/Bartlett, which got goals from eight different players.
Chugiak/Eagle River (3-4-0) will face Dimond/West on Friday, Jan. 24 at 6 p.m. at the Dempsey Anderson Ice Arena.