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Prep Hockey: Flyers overpower Cards at Little Falls tournament

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

LITTLE FALLS — The Little Falls Flyers improved to 9-1 beating the Willmar Cardinals 6-1 on Friday.

The first period ended scoreless but was 3-1 after two frames before the Flyers rifled in three more markers in the third.

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Cole Hagen scored Willmar’s lone goal on an assist from Cole Block. Goalie Joey Benson stopped 32 shots.

In a rough game, seven penalties, including majors, were whistled on each team.

Willmar will meet Hutchinson at 2 p.m. today.

Little Falls 6, Willmar 1

Willmar (5-5-1)    0  1  0 — 1

Little Falls (9-1)    0  3  3 — 6

FIRST PERIOD – no scoring

SECOND PERIOD – LF: Ben Newman (Matt Stumpf) … LF: Austin Bjorge  … Wil: Cole  Hagen (Cole Block) … LF: Luke Majerle (Stumpf) pp

THIRD PERIOD – LF: Mark Anez (Bjorge, Austin Fenske) …. LF: Anez … LF: Bjorge

GOALIE SAVES – Willmar: Joey Benson 32 … Little Falls: Michael Stumpf

Boys Late Thursday

Princeton 3, Riv. Lakes 0

(At Paynesville) — The red-hot Tigers (10-1) outshot the tournament hosts 32-25. Chris Skluzacek stopped 29 in the River Lakes cage at the River Lakes Invite.

Princeton (10-0)    0  2  1 — 3

River Lakes (4-6)    0  0  0 — 0

FIRST PERIOD – no scoring

SECOND PERIOD – Pri: Dan Voce (Cam Paulson, Justin Carlson) 2:43 .. Pri: Jake Green (Dan Muench) 15:54

THIRD PERIOD – Pri: Muench (Collin Buness, Joey Stenslie) 14:37

GOALIE SAVES – River Lakes: Chris Skluzacek 29 … Princeton: Max Mattson 25

Girls Late Thursday

Lake of the Woods 6, Morris/Benson Area 1

(At Baudette) — The Bears, who had scored just twice in their first seven games, got their first win against the Morris/Benson Storm on Thursday afternoon.

Lake of the Woods (1-7) pays a return visit to Morris to play the Storm (1-9) on Jan. 18.

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