- Katie Detert set the program record for single-season goals fewer than twominutes into the game, and she finished with a hat trick to lead Northern Edgeto a 7-3 victory over Medford Saturday night at the Langlade CountyMulti-Purpose Building.Detert's three goals put her at 34 for the season, surpassing Nikki Kloes'Northern Edge record set in 2009.
"It just shows how much hard work she puts in, and how much she does in theoffseason," Edge co-coach Jon Forster said after the game.Two other players had two goals apiece for the Edge, as Lauren Smith madeimproved her goal total to 22 on the season and Grace Hogar got her first two goals.The Edge fired 40 shots on Medford goalie Makayla Hanson, while Shea Petersensaved 18 of Medford's 21 shots."She played okay. She's pretty sick. She was having a tough time before thegame, and that's why those two floaters went in," Forster said of Petersen.The win keeps Northern Edge in position to seek a Great Northern Conferencechampionship, with games against league frontrunners Northland Pines and StevensPoint-Wisconsin Rapids coming up next week.On Saturday, the Edge faced Medford for the second time in a week. Coming off a11-1 win against the Raiders on Tuesday, they netted four goals in the firstperiod and added a fifth before Medford got on the board."It was nice to get out there and get a quick lead," Forster said.Lizzy Lemke scored in the second period and Sienna Demulling had goals just 16seconds apart in the third period to account for the Raiders' scoring.Medford went 1-3 on power plays, while the Edge scored on just one of five."I thought our penalty kill was great. I thought our power play needs to be alittle more crisp," Forster said.Northern Edge will face conference leader Northland Pines in Eagle River onMonday evening. A win for the Edge would slide them into a tie in the losscolumn with the Eagles."We're looking forward to that game, because we didn't have one of our betterskaters, Taylor Trachte was out the first time. We're looking to go up there,and get ahead quick," Forster said.The Edge will return to the Langlade County Multi-Purpose Building to close theregular season against third-place Point-Rapids on Thursday.
Written By: Ben Meyer