Bella Webb’s early tally gave Bemidji girls hockey a brief lead before Roseau scored five unanswered goals to hand the Lumberjacks a 5-1 loss on Tuesday evening at the Bemidji Community Arena.
The Lumberjacks’ junior center was hunting opportunities early in the game prior to her opening tally, coming close in the first few minutes.
Webb’s persistence was rewarded at the 5:17 mark of the first period when she finished off a power play opportunity for her first goal of the season, courtesy of a set up by Chloe Hasbargen.
Bemidji’s lead lasted only 40 seconds before the Rams roared back for a tying goal provided by Payton Remick.
Despite an even period in shots–both teams totaled seven on net–Roseau nudged in front with less than two minutes left when Remick scored once again.
The Lumberjacks had an opportunity to answer midway through the second period when they gained another power play, but Roseau turned the tables with a shorthanded goal from Ginevra Johnson to bump the lead to 3-1.
Remick completed a hat-trick night at 2:02 of the third period when she sailed in for an unassisted tally and her third goal.
Bemidji continued to battle for good looks despite the growing deficit, first on a shorthanded chance for Webb and then on a breakaway from Elizabeth Oster when she emerged out of the penalty box.
The Rams found another tally at 11:48 of the third when Celine Stroot added to an earlier assist of hers with a goal.
Roseau edged Bemidji 26-16 in shots, with Payton Weidemann tallying 21 saves for the Lumberjacks.
Bemidji is 0-4 and will travel to Warroad on Tuesday evening for a 7:30pm game.