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Hockey roundup: Willmar Cardinals pull away from Princeton

Cardinals defeat Princeton 5-2, capture 10th win of the season

NEW HOPE — With the score tied at 2-2 in the second period against Princeton, Willmar notched the final three goals to capture a 5-2 win during the final day of the Armstrong/Cooper Tournament on Saturday from the New Hope Arena.

Assisted by sophomore forward Nina Dawson, junior forward Madison Garberding netted the game-winner 8 minutes, 35 seconds into the second period.

Junior forward Bailey Olson doubled the Cardinals cushion at 4-2 when she scored her second goal of the game 4:19 into the third period. Eight minutes later, senior Madisen Kallevig extended the lead after receiving a helper from eighth-grade defender Makenna Larson.

Senior goaltender Bryton Carlson had 22 saves to pick up the victory.

After dropping their first game of the tournament, the Cardinals were victorious in their last two contests to improve its record to 10-5-1.

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Willmar’s next game will be on the road against Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Willmar 5, Princeton 2

Willmar (10-5-1) \u0009 2 \u0009 1 \u0009 2 — 5
Princeton (6-10) \u0009 1 \u0009 1 \u0009 0 — 2
FIRST PERIOD – (1) W: Jaidon Bredesen (unassisted), 1:51 ... (2) P: Kallie Abrahamson (unassisted), 2:50 ... (3) W: Bailey Olson (Mya Monson), 4:01
SECOND PERIOD – (4) P: Sam Haverinen (Abrahamson), 1:15 ... (5) W: Madison Garberding (Nina Dawson), 8:35
THIRD PERIOD – (6) W: Olson (Monson, Ashley Larson), 4:19 ... (7) W: Madison Kallevig (Makenna Larson), 12:26
GOALIE SAVES/SHOTS – Willmar: Bryton Carlson 22/24 … Princeton: Mackenzie Dembinski 32/37

Morris/Benson Tourney

Litchfield/D-C 10, Fairmont 0

With eight of its players lighting the lamp, Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato manhandled Fairmont during the second day of the Morris/Benson Tournament on Saturday from Morris.

The Dragons scored five goals in the first period, four in the second and one more in the third. With a score in each period, junior winger Lydia Niemela collected a hat trick. Senior Sophia Hillman put up a goal and two assists.

Junior goaltender Avery Stilwell needed just seven saves to collect the shutout.

Improving its record to 10-3-1, Litchfield/D-C will travel to face Orono at 7 p.m. Friday.

Litchfield/DC (10-3-1) \u0009 5 \u0009 4 \u0009 1 — 10
Fairmont (2-9-2) \u0009 \u0009 0 \u0009 0 \u0009 0 — 0
FIRST PERIOD – (1) L: Kourtney Meilke (Sophia Hillmann), 4:32 ... (2) L: Alyssa Olson (Meilke, Hillmann), 7:59, PP ... (3) L: Lydia Niemela (Sydney Braaten), 8:12 ... (4) L: Grace Braaten (Hannah Erickson, Kristin Foley), 9:12 ... (5) L: Lauren Block (Erickson), 16:15
SECOND PERIOD – (6) L: Grace Walsh (unassisted), 0:23 ... (7) L: Ella Hansen (Walsh), 13:05 ... (8) L: Niemela (unassisted), 13:30 ... (9) L: Hillman (unassisted), 14:09
THIRD PERIOD – (10) L: Niemela (Hansen), 14:37
GOALIE SAVES/SHOTS – Litchfield/D-C: Avery Stilwell 7/7 … Fairmont: Hadley Artz 30/40

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Prairie Centre 5, MBA Storm 3

After 5-3 loss at home to Prairie Centre, the MBA Storm is still in search of its first win of the season.

Sitting with a record of 0-11-1, the team’s next crack at it will be on the road against Windom Area at 7 p.m. Friday.

Statistics were not available at press time.

Boys Hockey

Little Falls Tourney

Sheyenne 6, Willmar 3

Willmar remained winless in the 2019-20 campaign after suffering a 6-3 defeat to West Fargo Sheyenne (N.D.) during the Little Falls Tourney on Saturday.

The Cardinals relinquished three goals in both the first and second periods. Down 6-1 entering the final period, Willmar scored twice thanks to a pair of goals from Devin Sankey, but it was too little, too late.

Gavin Steinwand stopped 12 of 15 shots in net for the Cardinals in the first period. Alec Hovland played the final two periods and was credited with 24 saves.

Willmar will visit Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato at 5 p.m. Saturday.

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Willmar (0-9-1) \u0009 0 \u0009 1 \u0009 2 — 3
Sheyenne (1-9) \u0009 3 \u0009 3 \u0009 0 — 6
FIRST PERIOD – (1) S: Kai Trudeau (unassisted), 4:49 ... (2) S: Quade Peters (Emerson Krank, Cooper Freije), 9:01 ... (3) S: Blaze Ackerland (unassisted), 12:28, PP
SECOND PERIOD – (4) W: Isaiah Cameron (Devin Sankey, Elbridge DeKraai), 2:34 ... (5) S: Peters (unassisted), 6:48, SH ... (6) S: Kamden Coles (Freije), 8:19 ... (7) S: Preston Anderson (Drew Clouse), 16:40
THIRD PERIOD – (8) W: Sankey (Ashton Gregory, Blake Tersch), 15:03 ... (9) W: Sankey (DeKraai, Cameron), 15:58
GOALIE SAVES/SHOTS – Willmar: Gavin Steinwand 12/15, Alec Hovland 24/27 … West Fargo Sheyenne: Tyler Swanson 22/25

Granite City Showcase

St. Francis 4,

Litchfield/DC 3 (OT)

Just 2 minutes, 3 seconds into overtime, Gunnar Grams scored the game-winning goal to lift St. Francis by Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato during the final day of the Granite City Showcase on Saturday from St.Cloud.

Tied at 2-2 entering the third period, Ike Hassel put the Fighting Saints ahead with an unassisted goal at the 5:57 mark. After receiving assists from Mason Schroeder and Gavyn Lund, Logan Benson earned the equalizer with 2:19 remaining to push the game into overtime.

Benson’s goal was the last shot that got past Caleb Young, who collected 23 saves to pick up the win. Darby Halonen stopped 18 shots in net.

Litchfield/D-C will next host Orono at 7 p.m. Friday.

Litchfield/DC (5-4) \u0009 1 \u0009 1 \u0009 1 \u0009 0 — 3
St. Francis (5-6) \u0009 1 \u0009 1 \u0009 1 \u0009 1 — 4
FIRST PERIOD – (1) L: Mason Schroeder (unassisted), PP ... (2) S: Gunnar Grams (Dylan Strate, Cody Strate), 14:45
SECOND PERIOD – (3) S: Caren Thorson (Gavin Reintjes, Ethan Smith), 1:32 ... (4) L: Gavyn Lund (Schroeder), 14:35, PP
THIRD PERIOD – (5) S: Ike Hassel (unassisted), 5:57 ... (6) L: Logan Benson (Schroeder, Lund), 14:39
OVERTIME – (7) S: Grams (Dayne Mann, Tyler Iacono), 2:03
GOALIE SAVES/SHOTS – Litchfield/DC: Darby Halonen 18/22 … St. Francis: Caleb Young 23/26

St. Cloud 5, River Lakes 2

Logan Stellmach and Ethan Howard each netted goals for River Lakes, but St. Cloud put the final three goals up on the scoreboard to collect the victory.

Stellmach’s score tied the game 1-1 in the first period. Howard’s goal did the same in the second period, knotting the contest at 2-2 before the victors manufactured scores before the end of the frame and another in the third.

Joshua Venable stopped 20 shots for River Lakes, who will return home to play against Sauk Rapids at 7:15 p.m. Thursday.

River Lakes (5-4-1) \u0009 1 \u0009 1 \u0009 0 — 2
St. Cloud (4-5-1) \u0009 1 \u0009 3 \u0009 1 — 5
FIRST PERIOD – (1) S: Kyle Christen (Luke Johnson), 13:04 ... (2) R: Logan Stellmach (Griffin Duininck, Tanner Stanley), 16:02
SECOND PERIOD – (3) S: August Falloon (unassisted), 3:22, PP ... (4) R: Ethan Howard (Stanley), 7:47 ... (5) S: Christian Engel (Sam Oster), 11:28 ... (6) S: Johnson (Max Rud), 16:10
THIRD PERIOD – (7) S: Blake Keller (Cory Warner), 9:31
GOALIE SAVES/SHOTS – River Lakes: Joshua Venable 20/25 … St. Cloud: Spencer Bertram 17/19

MBA Tourney

MBA Storm 3, May-Port 1

Following a scoreless first period, second-period goals from Zach Bruns and Brady DeHaan helped propel the MBA Storm to its 10th victory of the season.

After May-Port scored with 30 seconds remaining in regulation, Bruns put the game away with an empty-netter as time expired.

Winning their last 11 contests, the Storm will play at Windom Area at 5:30 p.m. Friday.

May-Port (3-7) \u0009 0 \u0009 0 \u0009 1 — 1
MBA Storm (10-1) \u0009 0 \u0009 2 \u0009 1 — 3
FIRST PERIOD – No scoring
SECOND PERIOD – (1) MB: Zach Bruns (unassisted), 0:24 ... (2) MB: Brady DeHaan (Kaleb Breuer, Will Breuer), 1:08
THIRD PERIOD – (3) M: Sammy Satrom (unassisted), 16:30 ... (4) MB: Brady Goff (Bruns), 17:00, EN

GOALIE SAVES/SHOTS – May-Port: Kade Susie 24/26 … MBA Storm: Chase Engebretson 13/14

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