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NEW ULM — Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato’s Aaron Haataja tied the game with a short-handed goal midway through the third period, but New Ulm’s Mitch Nied scored late in the period and it held up for a 3-2 victory on Saturday.

LDC’s Mike Spreiter scored the game’s first goal on the power play with assists from Ben Haugo and Kent Ryynanen.

Spreiter assisted on Haataja’s third-period goal and goalie Braeden Wahl made 34 stops.

New Ulm 3, LDC 2

Litchfield/DC    0  1  1 — 2

New Ulm    0  1  2 — 3

FIRST PERIOD – No scoring

SECOND PERIOD – L: Mike Spreiter (Ben Haugo, Kent Ryynanen) 4:36 pp … N: Brandon Helget 6:04

THIRD PERIOD – N: Blake Neuman (Judd Davis, Wyatt Peterson) 2:01 … L: Aaron Haataja (Spreiter) 9:19 sh … N: Mitch Nied (Helget, Colin Huffman) 14:42

GOALIE SAVES – LDC: Braeden Wahl 34 … New Ulm: Brach Kraus 23


MBA 11, Worthington 4

Brody Gimberlin scored the first of his two goals less than a minute into the game and the Morris/Benson Area Storm offense was relentless throughout in a victory Saturday at the Lee Community Center in Morris.

Tanner Picht scored a hat trick and assisted on two other goals, and Mac Beyer scored twice and had four assists.

Bo Olson, Andrew Rentz, Tanner Mikkelson and Lincoln Pahl also scored goals for the Storm. Brody Gimberlin and Taner Gimberlin both had a pair of assists. Storm goalie Austin Crow turned back 22 shots.

Worthington    3 0 1 —   4

Morris/Benson Area    4 3 4 — 11

FIRST PERIOD – MBA: Brody Gimberlin (Tanner Picht, Mac Beyer) 0:58 … W: Kody Honius (Alex Kremer, Andrew Johnson) 2:15 … W: Honius (Kremer, Johnson) 7:26 … MBA: Picht (Bo Gullickson) 7:45 … MBA: Tanner Mikkelson 10:44 … MBA:  Bo Olson (Taner Gimberlin, Beyer) 11:56 … W: Johnson (Honius) 16:29

SECOND PERIOD – MBA: Picht (Riley Blake, Beyer) 3:05 pp …. MBA: Andrew Rentz 5:45 … MBA: Lincoln Pahl (T.Gimberlin, Darion Helberg) 8:05

THIRD PERIOD – MBA: Beyer (B.Gimberlin) 1:48 … W: Jacob Oberloh 7:19 … MBA: Picht (B.Gimberlin) 11:42 … MBA: Beyer (Rentz, Nate Vipond) 14:40 … MBA: B.Gimberlin (Beyer, Picht) 16:13

GOALIE SAVES – Worthington: Alex Purdy 33 … MBA: Austin Crow 22