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Willmar forward Ryan Woltjer, right, and Fergus Falls forward Ryan Smith duel for a loose puck off a rebound in front of the Otters’ net in the second period Thursday at the Cardinal Arena in Willmar. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton

Boys hockey: Willmar clips Fergus Falls


WILLMAR — Hunter Mottinger, Isaac Kobienia and Cole Block scored goals and Levi Goosman made 23 saves as the Willmar Cardinals tipped Fergus Falls 3-2 in a tightly-played Central Lakes Conference boys hockey game at the Cardinal Arena on Thursday.

Block got his fourth goal in the early going of the third period using a screen on a point shot that beat Otters’ goalie Andrew MacFarlane high for a 3-1 lead just 22 seconds into the third period.

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Rand Middleton

Covers Willmar and area high schools and Ridgewater College, plus amateur baseball, stock car racing and fitness events in summer. Writes weekly column since 1980. Began working in radio and at weekly newspaper in Munising, Michigan, in 1972. Started parttime at West Central Daily Tribune Sept. 1974. Fulltime beginning Feb. 1979. Married to Tribune news clerk Donna (Miller) Middleton, formerly of Kerkhoven. 2 grown children. 

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