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Boys Hockey: Brainerd trips Willmar, 5-2

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prep Willmar, 56201
Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

WILLMAR -- Three first-period goals were too much for the Willmar boys hockey team to overcome, losing 5-2 to Brainerd in Central Lakes Conference play Friday.

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Brainerd (4-5, 7-9) found the net behind Willmar goalie Ben Leitch three times in a 3:04 span of the first period.

The Cardinals (2-9, 6-11) opened the second period with a goal from Grant Schow at the 2:12 mark, but the Warriors responded with a goal near the end of the period and another with 3:24 left in the third.

Willmar answered with Schow's second goal of the night with 35 seconds left.

Leitch finished with 19 saves.

Brainerd 5, Willmar 2

Brainerd (4-5, 7-9).........3 1 1 -- 5

Willmar (2-9, 6-11).........0 1 1 -- 2

FIRST PERIOD - Brd: Matthew Pohlkamp (Tate Rusk), 11:35 ... Brd: Mason Fussy (Jordan Posch), 12:27 ... Brd: Fussy (Posch), 14:39

SECOND PERIOD - Wil: Grant Schow (Gabe Amon), 2:12 ... Brd: Derek Wessman (Bren Smith), 14:24

THIRD PERIOD - Brd: Michael Rinio (Joshua Archibald), 13:36 ... Wil: Schow (Landon Peterson), 16:25

GOALIE SAVES - Brainerd: Reid Mimmack 7-10-3-20 ... Willmar: Ben Leitch 4-9-6-19

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