Andover • girls' hockey
Goettl is detail-oriented. She is tenacious. Now she has added scoring to those valuable traits.
The junior forward scored a career-high four goals, including a pure hat trick in the second period, in a 6-2 victory over Maple Grove in the semifinals of the Walser Invitational at Braemar Arena.
"That was crazy. It was cool," Goettl said.
She has nine goals — two fewer than she scored all of last season — and 11 assists for the Class 2A, No. 1 Huskies (13-0).
She had an assist and was instrumental in setting up another goal in a 4-3 win over Minnetonka in the championship game.
"Most impressive was her play without the puck, getting on pucks hard," Andover coach Melissa Volk said. "She backchecks just as hard as she forechecks, and blocks shots."
Goettl would like nothing better than to reach the state championship for a third consecutive year. The Huskies won the state crown in 2020 and were the runner-up a year ago.
"That is an unreal experience," Goettl said. "It's fun and exciting."