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Cards bounced from 3A Tourney

HUTCHINSON -- Willmar netted two power-play goals Thursday, but that would be all the scoring the Cardinals would get as they fell 4-2 in the quarterfinals of the Section 3A tournament.

HUTCHINSON - Willmar netted two power-play goals Thursday, but that would be all the scoring the Cardinals would get as they fell 4-2 in the quarterfinals of the Section 3A tournament.

Hutchinson, the tournament’s No. 3 seed, scored 6:21 into the game before Cooper Delp scored just over a minute later for No. 6 Willmar after getting passes from Riley Grabow and Nate Ackerman.

The Tigers answered four-and-a-half minutes later and would eventually stake a 2-1 lead after the first period.

Hutchinson scored again late in the second period and midway through the third to grab a comfortable 4-1 lead.

Isaac Kobienia scored with seven minutes remaining in the lead with Ackerman and Grabow again getting credited with the assists.

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Willmar finishes the season 9-18. The Cardinals outshot Hutchinson 32-27 and got 23 saves from goalie Nick Revier.

Hutchinson 4, Willmar 2

Willmar (9-18) 1 0 1 - 2
Hutchinson (13-13) 2 1 1 - 4

FIRST PERIOD – Hut: Kyle Graf (Matthew Piechowski) 6:21 … Wil: Cooper Delp (Riley Grabow, Nate Ackerman) 7:26, pp … Hut: Graf (Piechowski) 12:07
SECOND PERIOD – Hut: Kendall Glaser (Ben McKimm) 12:55
THIRD PERIOD – Hut: Graf (Piechowski, Sebastian Valliancourt) 9:08 … Wil: Isaac Kobienia (Ackerman, Grabow) 10:00, pp
GOALIE SAVES – Willmar: Nick Revier 23 … Hutchinson: Brooks Telecky 30

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