Red Wing scored in the opening minute and tallied a pair of power play goals while beating Owatonna 6-2 Thursday at Four Seasons Centre in their only regular-season meeting.

The game felt closer than the final score and left Owatonna coach Tim Hunst hopeful that Owatonna gets another chance against the Wingers at playoff time. The Huskies out-shot the Wingers 17-15 and hit the pipe a couple of times. OHS had several other chances that didn't result in shots on net. Red Wing is the five-time defending Section 1A champion.

The Wingers got on the board on their first shot on net 19 seconds into the game. Huskies senior Meghan Rethemeier evened the game up at 9:32 of the period finishing off a 2-on-1 rush with Senior Betty VonRuden. Red Wing standout sophomore Taylor Heise scored the first of her two unassisted goals shortly afterward for a 2-1 advantage. It came on a shorthanded breakaway.

Red Wing went up 3-1 on a power play goal midway through the second period. The Huskies responded right away with a goal by Peyton DeVinny to make it 3-2 with the assists to VonRuden and Rethemeier. The Wingers scored on a 5-on-3 power play late in the second period for a 4-2 lead going into intermission.

The Wingers added a pair of third-period goals for the 6-2 win. Red Wing improved to 1-2 while Owatonna dropped to 2-1. The Huskies will host Bloomington Jefferson / Kennedy at 7PM Saturday at the Four Seasons Centre in Owatonna. The team will host a "skate with the players" event after the game.

Big Nine girls' hockey scores, Thursday, November 12
Rochester Century 6, Mankato East 2
Faribault 5, Rochester Mayo 3
New Prague 3, Rochester JM 2
Northfield 8, Winona 2

Roy Koenig, Townsquare Media