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Boys Hockey: Unbeaten Morris/Benson blanks Becker/Big Lake

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Willmar, 56201

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

LITTLE FALLS -- Unbeaten Morris/Benson Area recorded four goals in the first period en route to an 8-0 win over Becker/Big Lake in the first round of the Little Falls Invitational Tuesday.

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Mitch Kleespies started the scoring 19 seconds into the game on assists from Mack Grunig and Jake Erickson. Kleespies also netted the first goal of the second period. Tom Schultz added two goals and Erickson and Carl Lindblad had two assists each.

The Storm (7-0) rattled off 52 shots on goal, while MBA goalie Mitch Grunig had to turn away only 13.

MBA 8, Becker/Big Lake 0

MBA (7-0) 4 3 1 -- 8

Becker/Big Lake 0 0 0 -- 0

FIRST PERIOD - MBA: Mitch Kleespies (Mack Grunig, Jake Erickson) :19 ... MBA: Zach Staples (Josh Griffith) 4:08 ... MBA: Griffith (Tom Schultz) 10:07 ... MBA: Schultz (Jay Andrews, Kevin Moses) 19:15

SECOND PERIOD - MBA: Kleespies (Carl Lindblad) 4:28 ... MBA: Mark Conboy (Moses, Lindblad) 6:53 ... MBA: Schultz (Andrews) 12:07

THIRD PERIOD - MBA: Grunig (Erickson) 17:13

Goalie saves - Morris/Benson Area: Mitch Grunig 3-6-3-13; Becker/Big Lake: Jacob Long 19-14-3-44

Granite City Classic

Sartell 8, LDC 4

Sartell pumped in three power play goals with just over five minutes left in the second period to overcome a Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato 2-1 lead.

John Sherman scored three of LDC's four goals. Goalie Lucas Johnson had 18 saves.

Litchfield/DC (0-8) 1 1 2 -- 4

Sartell (3-4) 1 3 4 -- 8

FIRST PERIOD - Sar: Dustin Parker (Derek Parker) 9:30 ... LDC: John Sherman (Tucker Osterberg) 11:47

SECOND PERIOD - LDC: Sherman (Charlie Hamm) 8:39 ... Sar: Dustin Parker (Jason Moir, Fred Biddinger) pp, 14:42 ... Sar: Biddinger (unassisted) pp, 14:50 ... Sar: Moir (Biddinger) pp, 17:58

THIRD PERIOD - Sar: Biddinger (unassisted) 9:02 ... Sar: Nathan Williams (unassisted) 14:34 ... LDC: Sherman (Jonathan Barrick) 16:25 ... Sar: Zach Upgren (Williams) 16:58 ... Sar: Moir (Dustin Parker, Biddinger) pp, 18:01 ... LDC: Osterberg (Mike Dvorak) 19:18

Goalie saves - Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato: Lucas Johnson 7-8-3-18; Sartell: Matt Goodmanson 11-5-9-25

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