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West Fargo's Kelly Krahn fires a shot on Fargo North goalie Hannah Sivertson at Vets Arena. David Samson

After their first in-state regular-season loss the week before, the Packers bounced back with two big wins.

The Pack started the week with a 5-0 victory over Fargo North on Tuesday, then topped Fargo South-Shanley 5-1 on Friday.

“We always look at trying to get better,” head coach Pat Johnson said. “We still have things to improve on, but you have to be happy.”

The Packers’ first line carried the team on Tuesday, as both Kelly Krahn and Alison Springer scored a pair of goals in the game. Krahn’s first goal came 1 minute, 15 seconds into the game.

The Packers other goal came from fellow first-liner Janey Sandoval.

Senior defensemen Tori Holland and Kourtney Lothspeich tallied two assist each in the game.

In Friday’s game, Krahn managed four goals, again scoring in the first two minutes of play. She also tallied an assist in the second period.

Sandoval again scored the other goal for the Pack.

Holland again managed two assists. Sandoval and Courtney Walsh also tallied assists in the game.

Junior goalie Morgan Stirling stopped all 13 shots she faced in Tuesday’s game and nine of the 10 she faced on Friday.

The 4-1-0 Packers are currently ranked fifth in the state, but have shut out three of the five teams they have faced and have outscored opponents 32-4. However, there is always room for improvement, according to their coach.

“When things go too well, we tend to get a little lax,” Johnson said. “We just have to remember that the game is 51 minutes long. Sickness has been a problem, too. I’m still waiting to see how the whole team gels together.”

The Packers are off until Thursday, Dec. 26, when they travel to Crookston for a two-day tournament.