EAGLE RIVER - The two top girls hockey teams in the Great Northern Conference met in Eagle River tonight.
State-ranked Northland Pines was unbeaten in the conference going in. They could wrap up the conference title tonight. Standing in their way, the Northern Edge. They had an outside shot of tying for tops in the conference.
But Northland Pines exploded for three goals in the third period. Kali Ebert scored twice in the period, including a short-handed goal for the game-winner.
Northland Pines wrapped up the conference with the 4-1 victory.
Marie Sandstrom scored the game's first goal for the Northern Edge in the first period.
In the second, Amanda Sergent and Cali Sanborn combined to tie the game. Sanborn redirected Sergent's shot to score the goal. It made the score 1-1 after two periods.
With the victory, Northland Pines remained unbeaten (11-0-1) in the GNC. The Northern Edge fell to (10-2-1) in conference play. Each team has one game remaining before next week's regional round.
ACROSS THE NORTHWOODS - Do bugs seem to be everywhere in your home, even though there's snow outside? One type of bug in Wisconsin spends the winter inside our houses! They look like Lady Bugs, but they are actually not native to this country.
"They're actually called a multi-colored Asian Lady Beetle. They can be anywhere from a pale yellow to a darker orange and they have black spots on them but you'll see some that don't have spots," says Kerri Ison, UW Oneida County Extension.
RHINELANDER - Our record breaking snow storm left more than 6,000 people across the Northwoods without power.
WPS had to rely on 20 extra crews from Green Bay, Wausau and Menominee to restore power.
But getting to the outages was a challenge.
A representative for WPS says workers are expecting even more outages to be reported.
"Not all of the back roads are plowed yet and that's where a lot of outages are located," said Leah Van Zile, WPS Community Relations leader. "Throughout the day as the temperatures warm, we expect to receive additional calls due to the unloading of snow off of the tree branches."
Eagle River had one of the highest number of customers affected by the outages.
Representatives for WPS say this was one of the hardest winters they've had to deal with.
"We've had some really, really severe wind chills which has really made the temperatures below zero. Typically, only in emergencies do we work in those conditions," said Van Zile. "But pretty much any other time, whether it's a rain storm, a snow storm, a wind storm, our guys are out there working, getting that power back on."
The number of outages dropped below 4,000 since earlier today.
If you're still without power to call 1800-450-7240.
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