CER goalie has big night at chilly Outdoor Winter Classic

Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 12:08
  • Chugiak/Eagle River goalie Morgan Richards makes one of her 52 saves during her team’s 10-0 Anchorage Girls High School Hockey loss to South/Bartlett at the outdoor rinks at Mulcahy Stadium on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. (Matt Tunseth / Chugiak-Eagle River Star)
  • Chugiak/Eagle River’s Kate Morey skates up the ice during her team’s 10-0 Anchorage Girls High School Hockey loss to South/Bartlett at the outdoor rinks at Mulcahy Stadium on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. (Matt Tunseth / Chugiak-Eagle River Star)
  • South/Bartlett’s Alezandra Donald, left, races Chugiak/Eagle River’s Haley Olds for the puck during South/Bartlett’s 10-0 victory at the Alaska Girls High School Hockey Outdoor Winter Classic at the outdoor rinks at Mulcahy Stadium on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. (Matt Tunseth / Chugiak-Eagle River Star)
  • Officials put the net in place before the start of a girls high school hockey game between Chugiak/Eagle River and South/Bartlett on at the outdoor rinks at Mulcahy Stadium on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. (Matt Tunseth / Chugiak-Eagle River Star)

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.

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