East ends Tigers’ Season in OT 08 Feb 14

Mankato East handed Hutchinson a 5-4 loss in Overtime Saturday night in Section 2A Girls Hockey Playoff Action.  The Cougars jumped out early on Hutch, taking a 3-0 lead after one period.  Hutch recovered to get 4 consecutive goals, taking a 4-3 lead into the second break.  East then got one goal in the third period and the game winner 2 1/2 minutes into the Overtime Session.  Ellie Larson had 1 goal and 2 assists for the Tigers.  Rebeckah Kolstad had a hat trick for East.  Mankato East will face Litchfield/Dassel Cokato in the Section Championship game Thursday.  LDC beat Mankato West 5-0 earlier in the day to advance.