The Missoula Lady Bruins U-19 hockey team beat Salmon, Idaho, 5-4 in overtime, and Coeur d’Alene beat host Flathead 10-2 in the opening games of the Flathead Hockey Jamboree at the Woodland Ice Center in Kalispell on Thursday night.
Junior Ali Elliott of Victor scored a hat trick, including the game-winning goal midway through the 5-minute overtime period. Senior Sarah Knapp of Alberton and sophomore Sidney Triepke of Missoula Hellgate each scored a goal. Freshman goalie Aubrey McKay of Florence had 25 saves.
Salmon scored early and often, hitting the back of the net three times during the second period, but Missoula matched every goal to the end of regulation.