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High School Girls: River Lakes spreads the scoring to beat Bemidji

Five Stars score goals in 5-3 opening-night victory over the Lumberjacks

BEMIDJI — Five players lit the lamp for River Lakes as the Stars captured an opening-night, 5-3 girls hockey victory over the Bemidji Lumberjacks.

Olivia Haines and Kianna Roeske each collected first-period goals before Brielle Cremers and Aubrey Griffin added scores in the second.

With just over five minutes remaining in regulation, the visitors clung to a 4-3 lead in the third when Jordyn Bebus gave the Stars breathing room with an unassisted goal.

River Lakes outshot the Lumberjacks 50-11.

The Stars host Fergus Falls at 3 p.m. Saturday in Richmond.

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River Lakes (1-0-0) 2 2 1 — 5
Bemidji (0-1-0) 0 2 1 — 3
FIRST PERIOD – (1) RL: Olivia Haines (Kianna Roeske, Hannah Zimmer), 3:24 … (2) RL: Roeske (unassisted), 4:49 SH.
SECOND PERIOD – (3) B: Kristen McClellan (Elizabeth Oster), 6:57 … (4) B: Madyson Nistler (Bella Webb), 10:31 … (5) RL: Brielle Cremers (Jordyn Bebus, Sophia Hess), 11:41 … (6) RL: Aubrey Griffin (Roeske, Myckenzie Cremers), 14:12.
THIRD PERIOD – (7) B: Oster (unassisted), 11:44 … (8) RL: Bebus (unassisted), 14:56 PP
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