Two of the best girls hockey teams in the state faced off Tuesday, January 27th, at the IRA Civic Center in Grand Rapids. Bemidji's outstanding senior forward, Jessica Christopherson, put her team ahead with goals in the first and 2nd periods. Grand Rapids-Greenway stormed back with three goals in the 2nd period. GR-G forward, Molly Arola, got two of those goals. The teams were tied, 3-3, going into the 3rd period. Christopherson got her third goal, a short-handed breakaway in the 3rd period, for the game winner. Bemidji 4, GR-G 3. Bemidji is the only northern team to defeat GR-G this year. We hope these two teams meet again at the state tournament.
In the picture above, Molly Arola (13) gets the second of her two goals past Bemidji goalie Kaia Sele. Thanks to Jack Muhar for the picture.