By Bob Kuehl
The Mound Westonka/Watertown-Mayer/Southwest Christian girls hockey team started the new year the same way it ended 2019, going to overtime. The Jan. 3 road game against Delano was the fifth overtime game in a row for the young White Hawks. The other four either ended in a win or tie.
This time it wouldn’t end as well, as Delano scored with 46 seconds left in overtime to get the victory. It was the only overtime shot the Tigers got, as the White Hawks dominated play but couldn’t get a goal. Shots for the game were 53-19 in favor of the visitors, but they couldn’t get one past the Tigers goaltender. For the White Hawks, ninth-grader Fauna Hoganson-Near had 18 saves on the evening.
The White Hawks are now 9-3-2 on the season and will host New Prague on Saturday, Jan. 11, afternoon after hosting Waconia on Tuesday, Jan. 7, and traveling to highly-ranked Chisago Lakes on Wednesday evening, Jan. 8.