The Raiders girls hockey team skated to a disappointing finish at the Centennial Tournament on Dec. 19-23, losing two of three games.
"The tournament wasn't what we wanted, we just didn't play very well," Coach Jeff Corkish said. "We skated on an Olympic-size ice sheet and it exposed our speed."
The team opened up on Dec. 19 against a good Hill-Murray team and finished regulation with a 1-1 tie. They lost in an 18-player overtime shootout. Erica McKenzie scored the lone goal and goalie Jena Kleis stopped 30 shots on goal.
On Dec. 21, the Hastings girls rallied to beat Hudson 6-3.
"It's a team we should have dominated," Corkish said.
McKenzie ravaged Hudson's goalie with five goals in the net. Becca Ploeger scored the other goal in the game. Kleis had six saves.
Corkish, although happy to win, was disappointed in the performance against Hudson.
"Our speed was not there," he said.
They ended the tournament with a disappointing 3-2 loss to St. Cloud Tech on Dec. 23.
Heidi Peterson and Angie Baldwin were goal scorers for the Raiders.
Corkish said the tournament was a good reminder to them that they still need to work on their speed.
"It was a good tournament, with a lot of good teams," Corkish said. "But there just wasn't a period where we played well."