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St. Croix Valley Fusion captains Carlie Christensen, left, Allie DeMotts (11) and Taylor Magill (3) hoist the sectional championship plaque after defeating Superior 5-0 in the sectional title game Friday night in New Richmond. (River Falls Journal photo by Bob Burrows)

Fusion beat Superior to head back to state

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After a two-year absence, the St. Croix Valley Fusion girls hockey team is returning to the WIAA State Hockey Tournament after defeating Superior, 5-0, in a sectional semifinal Friday night, Feb. 28, in New Richmond.


Andrea Eliason had a hat trick, Carlie Christensen made 30 saves and the Fusion converted on 4 of 6 power play opportunities to win the fourth sectional title in program history. St. Croix Valley won three straight state titles from 2009-11.

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Bob Burrows
Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.
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