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.
RHINELANDER - Wild Instincts celebrated the release of BBC's "Supercharged Otters," which filmed at Wild Instincts in Rhinelander.
Saturday's viewing at Rouman Cinema in Rhinelander had a complementary showing of the episode.
The episode features otters that spent seven months with Rehabilitation Director Mark Naniot and his team.
The episode gives people a look into the life of an otter.
"Like everything else it's the web of life. Everything's all interconnected and even if it's just the pure enjoyment of watching an otter swim or catch a fish and seeing how playful they are sliding down a mudslide or sliding through the snow that alone is immeasurable really," said Naniot.
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