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Boys Hockey: Tollefson's three goals lifts Cards past Prairie Centre

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Tribune Staff Reports

WILLMAR -- Trey Tollefson scored the natural hat trick as the Willmar Cardinals burned Prairie Centre 4-1 on Saturday at the Cardinal Arena.

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After Preston Peterson's goal in the last minute of the first period made it 1-0, Tollefson, a junior forward, scored the next three goals for Willmar (8-12).

It was an important win against a Section 6A opponent for the Cardinals (8-12). Prairie Centre is 11-8-1 but is 0-for-6 facing Central Lakes Conference teams this winter.

Derek Baker stopped 21 of 22 shots on net for the win. Willmar put 30 shots on goal, including 15 in the first period.

Willmar 4, Prairie Centre 1

Prairie Centre (11-8-1) 0 1 0 -- 1

Willmar (8-12) 1 1 2 -- 4

FIRST PERIOD - Wil: Preston Peterson (Hunter Mottinger, Cam Swenson)_1:43

SECOND PERIOD - Wil: Buzzy Tollefson (Hunter Schneider, Mottinger) pp, 5:25 ... PC: Cody Bartkowicz (Derek Holm) 10:40

THIRD PERIOD - Wil: Tollefson (Schneider, Zech Streed) 10:15 ... Wil: Tollefson (Peterson) 12:53

GOALIE SAVES - Prairie Center: Clay Deters 14-7-5-26 ... Willmar: Derek Baker 6-7-8-21

River Lakes 4, LDC 1

The Stars dominated in their offensive zone, outshooting the Dragons 44-22. Jake Herges, Tanner Anderson, Nick Bergeson and Reed Pfannenstein launched goals for River Lakes. Kent Ryynanen scored for LDC.

River Lakes (13-8) 1 1 2 -- 4

Litchfield/DC (5-14) 0 1 0 -- 1

FIRST PERIOD - RL: Jake Herges (Reed Pfannenstein, Mitch Ejnik) pp, 11:57

SECOND PERIOD - RL: Tanner Anderson (Stefan Tomovic) 3:07 ... LDC: Kent Ryynanen (Reid Nelson, Joe Lundin) 5:44

THIRD PERIOD - RL Nick Bergeson (Mitch Feldhege) 1:45 ... RL: Pfannenstein (Herges) pp, 10:30

GOALIE SAVES - River Lakes: Chris Skluzacek 7-10-4-21 ... Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato: Braeden Wahl 12-14-14-40

Southwest

MBA 3, Luverne 3

Trailing 1-0 after two periods, Luverne outscored the Storm 3-2 in a wild third period to send it into overtime. The Cardinals put 9 shots on the MBA cage, but goalie Matt Huot was flawless and the game ended in a tie. Luke Schwarz, Kelly Engquist and Mac Beyer scored for the Storm.

Luverne (7-1-1, 14-3-2) 0 0 3 0 -- 3

MBA (4-3-1, 6-11-1) 1 0 2 0 -- 3

FIRST PERIOD - M: Luke Schwarz (Darion Helberg) 13:47

SECOND PERIOD - no scoring

THIRD PERIOD - L: Logan Norman (Jack Frankenhoff) 3:27 ... L: Skyler Wenninger (Cody Christensen) 3:34 ... M: Kelly Engquist (Jordan Staples) pp, 7:35 ... M: Mac Beyer (Engquist) pp, 10:38 ... L: Logan Norman (Chase Hoffman) 14:46

OVERTIME - no scoring

GOALIE SAVES - Luverne: Ken Meyer 6-9-4-4-23 ... Morris/Benson Area: Matt Huot 10-11-10-9-40

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