Boys hockey roundup
LITTLE FALLS - Morris/Benson Area suffered its first loss of the season Wednesday as the Storm fell 3-2 to St. Michael-Albertville in the semifinals of the Little Falls Invite.
The Knights scored twice in the opening period and struck again in the second period before the Storm (7-1) tallied two goals in the third period. The game's first four goals came on power plays.
Jake Erickson ended the Knights' shutout bid with a goal assisted by Carl Lindblad 2:41 into the third period. Mitch Kleespies netted the other goal for the Storm, who play in the third-place game today at 4 p.m., with 8:55 remaining.
SM-Albertville 3, MBA 2
St. Michael-Albertville 2 1 0 - 3
MBA (7-1) 0 0 2 - 2
FIRST PERIOD - STMA: Travis Valerius (Jon Ebert, Jake Kolling) 8:06, pp ... STMA: Zach Johnson (Kolling) 16:53, pp
SECOND PERIOD - STMA: Andrew Carlson (Johnson) 10:02, pp
THIRD PERIOD - MBA: Jake Erickson (Carl Lindblad) 2:41, pp ... MBA: Mitch Kleespies (Erickson, Mack Grunig) 11:05
Goalie saves - St. Michael-Albertville: name not available 7-13-12-32; Morris/Benson Area: name not available 7-10-4-21
River Lakes Invite
River Lakes 4, Prairie Centre 3
Kurt Peterson scored on a power play with 1:38 remaining to give River Lakes (3-6) its second win in as many days.
The Stars got first-period goals from Josh Engquist and Zach Johnson and a quick second-period goal from Alex Naujokas to take a 3-0 lead.
Eric Prowker stopped 18 shots in the first period before finishing with 41 saves for River Lakes.
Prairie Centre (5-4) 0 2 1 - 3
River Lakes (3-6) 2 1 1 - 4
FIRST PERIOD - RL: Josh Engquist (unassisted) 1:25 ... RL: Zach Johnson (unassisted) 3:35, pp
SECOND PERIOD - RL: Alex Naujokas (James Paul, Johnson) 3:32 ... PC: Jack Boartman (Calvin Deters) 13:39 ... PC: Derek Rechey (Tyler Grawes) 14:39, pp
THIRD PERIOD - PC: Grawes (unassisted) 10:07 ... RL: Kurt Peterson (Paul, Johnson) 15:22, pp
Goalie saves - Prairie Centre: Josh Sandelin 6-8-3-17; River Lakes: Eric Prowker 18-12-11-41
Willmar 4, Redwood Valley 2
Willmar won for the second straight night. No report was provided.
Granite City Classic
SC Apollo 4, Litchfield/DC 3
Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato (0-9-0) led 1-0 after the first period on Andy Gilbertson's goal, but the Dragons were outshot 34-18 and fell into the seventh-place game.
Tucker Osterberg tied the game at 3-3 on a power-play goal and assisted on the Dragons' other goals. Alex Euerle also scored on the power play in the second period for LDC.
St. Cloud Apollo (2-8-0) 0 3 1 - 4
Litchfield/DC (0-9-0) 1 2 0 - 3
FIRST PERIOD - LDC: Andy Gilbertson (Tucker Osterberg) 12:33
SECOND PERIOD - SCA: Rob Roseland (Daniel Rhode) :29 ... SCA: Jacob Althaus (Jake Harlander, Bentson Brezicka) 6:23 ... LDC: Alex Euerle (Osterberg, Jordan Lecher) 9:20, pp ... SCA: Chad Hockemeyer (Rhode) 10:54, pp ... LDC: Osterberg (Mike Dvorak, Gilbertson) 14:40, pp
THIRD PERIOD - SCA: Rhode (Hockemeyer) 3:55, pp
Goalie saves - St. Cloud Apollo: Nathan Hampton 7-4-4-15; Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato: Lucas Johnson 6-13-11-30