KALISPELL — The Missoula Lady Bruins U19 hockey team shut out the Flathead Flames 5-0 in the opening game of the Flathead Winter Classic in a winter storm Thursday afternoon at Woodland Ice Rink.

Senior Elise Marquardt and junior Sid Triepke each scored two goals, and sophomore Ellie Jenni also scored. Assists were credited to Madeleine Heggen, Waverly Winterer and Maddy Gallagher.

Flathead had 17 shots on goal, but Missoula sophomore goalie Aubrey McKay had 17 saves. Flathead goalie Oriana Barber Castro had 11 saves.

The Lady Bruins (8-2-2) continue tournament play Friday against Salmon at 8 a.m. and Piikani at 4 p.m.; they will face Juan de Fuca at 8 a.m. Saturday to close out pool play.

Saturday’s consolation game is scheduled at 2:30 p.m., with the championship game at 4:15 p.m.

— MAYHA news release

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