The Buffalo Bison had a great run this season. Our hope next year is the Girls Hockey team can pick up where they left off. Girl’s Hockey faced the Edina Hornets in St. Paul at 1:00 p.m. at the Excel Energy Center in the State Quarterfinals. Fan support was enthusiastic with 21 buses, people driving from home along with a pep band and an administration that realized the value of their teams passion.
The game started at 1:15 p.m. At the end of the 1st period the Buffalo Bison and the Edina Hornets were tied at 0. Buffalo had 5 shots on goal and Edina had 16 shots on goal after the 1st period.
The game was still tied at 0 after the 2nd period. At the end of the second period the Buffalo Bison had 9 shots on goal and the Edina Hornets had 29 shots on goal.
Then in the start of the 3rd period the Bison scored with 51 seconds into the period. Abby Halluska scored the first goal of the game.
Emily Oden from the Hornets responded immediately with a goal with 12:30 left in the 3rd period.
With 54 seconds left in the game Edina took the lead over the Buffalo Bison by a score of 2-1. Emily Oden scored her second goal of the game.
The Bison tried to re-group by calling a timeout. After the timeout Buffalo took their goalie off the ice with 30 seconds left. Buffalo Bison wanted to have another player try and tie the game and force OT but Edina scored a empty net goal with 15 seconds left.
Taylor Williamson scored the goal for Edina and Buffalo lost. Sadness was felt in the arena. The hard work and commitment was felt by the fans but lost in that moment.
The Final Score was Edina-3 Buffalo-1. Edina had 40 shots on goal and Buffalo had 18. Edina will play against Hill-Murray in the State Semifinals on February 20th at 6:00 p.m. at the Excel Energy Center.