Updated: 02/20/2014 1:01 AM
Created: 02/19/2014 6:02 PM KSTP.com
By: Chris Long
Ms. Hockey Finalist Nicole Schammel showed exactly why she's up for Girls Hockey's highest honor earning a first period hat trick pacing Red Wing's 7-2 win over New Ulm in their State Tournament opener.
Click the video box on this page to see highlights of Red Wing vs New Ulm in the Class A Girls State Hockey Tournament - as well as postgame interviews with the Red Wing players
Schammel was hardly alone as linemates Emily Stegora and Reagan Haley each scored twice, giving the Wingers top line all seven of the team's goals.
Red Wing took a 5-0 lead into the second period before New Ulm's Brittany Denn snapped the shutout. Denn scored again in the third to close out the scoring.
Wingers goalie Ashley Corcoran made 12 saves to earn the win.
Red Wing advances to Friday's semifinal where they get a rematch of last year's semifinal against Blake - who went on to win the Class A title.