MANKATO - Scoring four third-period goals, New Ulm opened the girls hockey season with a 4-3 win over Mankato West Saturday.
Britany Denn scored the game-winning goal with 43 seconds to play, with assists from Morgan Schaefer and Erika Riess. Other New Ulm goals were by Schaefer from Brook Schugel and Ali Beltz, Schugel from Denn and Riess from Denn.
New Ulm had 35 shots on goal. New Ulm goalie Julia Schaefer stopped 23 shots. New Ulm plays at Willmar Tuesday.