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Boys hockey: River Lakes wins opener

RICHMOND — Hunter Sjoberg had a goal and an assist and the River Lakes Stars upended Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato in the season opener for both teams on Friday.

Connor Beltz and Cody Pulsifer gave the Stars a 2-1 lead with scores at 13:42 and 15:06 in the second period.

Sjoberg scored at 6:44 in the third to make it 3-1.

LDC’s Jared Pedersen gave the Dragons a 1-0 lead in the first period with a goal at 3:09.

The Dragons next play Windom Area on Friday at the Litchfield/Hutchinson Invite in Litchfield.

River Lakes plays Tuesday at Prairie Centre Area in Sauk Centre. 

River Lakes 3, LDC 1

Litchfield/DC (0-1)            1  0  0 — 1

River Lakes (1-0)              0  2  1 — 3

FIRST PERIOD – L: Jared Pedersen (Ethan Niemala) 3:09

SECOND PERIOD – R: Connor Beltz (Hunter Sjoberg) 15:06, R: Cody Pulsifer (Christopher Thormodson, Nathan Shultz) 13:42

THIRD PERIOD – R: Sjoberg (Beltz, Bryce Savage) 6:44

GOALIE SAVES – LDC: 30 … River Lakes: 27