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Boys Hockey: Cards fall in final minutes

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

ST. CLOUD — St. Cloud Apollo’s Jacob Kemp scored the go-ahead goal with 1:02 to play, then added an empty goal a minute later to lead the Eagles to a 3-1 win over Willmar in a Central Lakes Conference game Thursday at the Municipal Athletic Complex.

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Willmar goalie Nick Revier played a strong game, allowing only Brandon Bissett’s unassisted powerplay goal in the first period until Kemp struck at the end of the game.

Revier made 35 saves. The Cardinals’ Riley Grabow scored unassisted in the first inning to tie the game.

For the second straight game, the Cardinals lost a tight CLC game in the final moments.

“We’re just not finding a way to finish,” Willmar head coach Dan Tollefson said. “We’ve got to find that someplace.”

The Cardinals played well against an Eagles team ranked No. 17 in Class A and seems poised to start turning the tables, Tollefson said.

“We’re close,” he said, “we’re getting there. That was another good team and we played with them.”

The Cardinals play next against Park Rapids at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Civic Center.

Apollo 3, Willmar 1

Willmar (2-3 4-3) 1 0 0 — 1

SC Apollo (3-2 6-4) 1 0 2 — 3

FIRST PERIOD – SCA: Brandon Bissett 9:30 … W: Riley Grabow 14:06

SECOND PERIOD – No scoring

THIRD PERIOD – SCA: Jacob Kemp (Logan Traut) 15:58 … SCA: Kemp 16:59 en

GOALIE SAVES – Willmar: Nick Revier 35 … St. Cloud Apollo: Nick Althaus 22

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