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St. Croix Valley Fusion goaltender Kalli Armagost gets ready to glove a high, hard shot from the point in the first period of the Fusion's Thanksgiving Invitational matchup with the Hayward/Spooner Hurricanes Saturday afternoon at Baldwin's United Center. The Hurricanes handed the Fusion their only loss of the tournament, 3-2, in overtime. Bob Burrows photo

Fusion post pair of wins in season-opening tourney

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The St. Croix Valley Fusion girls' hockey team nearly made it a clean sweep at its annual Thanksgiving Invitational last week.

After defeating the Northern Wisconsin (Siren) Blizzard, 3-2, on a last-second goal by McKayla Custer Wednesday night Nov. 21, and topping the Cap City (Sun Prairie) Cougars, 4-1, Friday, Nov. 25, the Fusion took the defending sectional champion Hayward/Spooner Hurricanes to overtime Saturday before dropping a 3-2 decision.


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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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