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Boys Hockey Roundup: Flyers clip Cardinals

LITTLE FALLS -- Willmar had an early lead vanish after surrendering three goals in the second period, resulting in a 4-3 loss to former Central Lakes Conference rival Little Falls Tuesday at the Flyers' tournament.

LITTLE FALLS - Willmar had an early lead vanish after surrendering three goals in the second period, resulting in a 4-3 loss to former Central Lakes Conference rival Little Falls Tuesday at the Flyers’ tournament.

Austin Smith scored three minutes into the game on feeds from Isaac Kobienia and Grant Duininck, and Josh Tinklenberg scored just 47 seconds later on the power play. The two-goal lead held up for only 4½ minutes as Little Falls netted three goals over the first and second periods before Willmar would find the back of the net again.

Kobienia tied the game at 3-3 for Willmar late in the second period, but the Flyers answered just 66 seconds later to stay ahead for good. Both teams were held scoreless in the third period.

The Flyers outshot Willmar 24-17.

The Cardinals play Mound Westonka today at noon in their final game of the three-day tournament.

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Little Falls 4, Willmar 3

Willmar (3-5)      2  1  0 - 3

Little Falls (6-6)  1  3  0 - 4

FIRST PERIOD – Wil: Austin Smith (Isaac Kobienia, Grant Duininck) 3:07 … Wil: Josh Tinklenberg (Nate Ackerman) pp, 3:54 … LF: Landon Bjorge (Thomas Miller, Mack Anez) 8:12

SECOND PERIOD – LF: Brandon Backowski (Remington Retka) 8:12 … LF: Riley Scanlon (Anez) sh, 10:11 … Wil: Kobienia (Riley Grabow, Tinklenberg) 14:10 … LF: Retka (Benjamin Majerle, Landon Atkinson) 15:16

THIRD PERIOD – no scoring

GOALIE SAVES – Willmar: Tod Speer 20 … Little Falls: Ezra Spandl 14

Granite City Classic

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River Lakes 5, M/A/Maple Lake 1

After falling to St. Cloud Cathedral Monday, River Lakes bounced back nicely Tuesday, winning 5-1 over Monticello/Annandale/Maple Lake in the second round of the Granite City Classic.

Connor Beltz had a hat trick and Matthew Prozinski added two assists for the Stars in the first period on Tuesday to take the early lead which would never be relinquished.

River Lakes goalie Trevor Meed stopped 23 shots to aid in the victory. The final tournament game for the Stars will be played today against Providence Academy at 10 a.m.

Monticello/Annandale/ML (4-9)               0  1  0 - 1

River Lakes (7-3-1)           3  1  1 - 5

FIRST PERIOD – RL: Connor Beltz (Grant Thompson) 2:01… RL: Beltz (Matthew Prozinski) 4:02… RL: Beltz (Thompson, Prozinski) 9:29

SECOND PERIOD – RL: Mitchell Schirmers 3:20… M/A/ML: Trevor Nodland (Jaden Jarmuzek, Nick Zwack) 8:09

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THIRD PERIOD – RL: Thompson (Beltz, Ethan Parsons) 0:25

GOALIE SAVES – Monticello/Annandale/Maple Lake: Nathan Isaacson 30 … River Lakes: Trevor Meed 23

Non-Conference

Litchfield/DC 8, LH/SP/TCU/C 2

Jared Pedersen scored twice and added two assists, while Luke Benson chipped in two goals of his own to lead to a Dragon victory.

The floodgates would open in the second period for Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato with five goals.

Up next for the Dragons will be an away game against Willmar on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.  

L/D-C (6-3)          1  5  2 - 8

LH/SP/TCU/C (7-4)          1  1  0 - 2

FIRST PERIOD – LH/SP/TCU/C: Nathaniel Wenner (Sam Wenner) 6:58 … L/D-C: Luke Benson (Brad Grangroth, Orrin Grangroth) 12:14

SECOND PERIOD – L/D-C: Jared Pedersen 6:44 ... L/D-C: Benson (Joe Janckila) 8:18 … L/D-C: David Raisanen (Pedersen) 9:41 … L/D-C: Isak Haataja (Troy Ryynanen) 9:58 … LH/SP/TCU/C: S. Wenner (Brett Zallek) 13:52 … L/D-C: Ben Haugo (Pedersen) 15:16 

THIRD PERIOD – L/D-C: Pedersen (Bailey Emery) 5:59 … L/D-C: Ryynanen 14:11

GOALIE SAVES – Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato: Dylan Lemke 22 … Le Sueur Henderson/St. Peter/Tri-City United Cleveland: Zeke Haugen 20, Noah Weiers 10

 

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