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Prep hockey: Morris/Benson Area advances in 6A playoffs

The seventh-seeded Storm beat No. 10 Wadena-Deer Creek, 4-2 to move into the quarterfinals Tuesday at No. 2 Alexandria

BENSON — Brady DeHaan had two goals, including the game-winner, to lead Morris/Benson Area to a 4-2 victory over Wadena-Deer Creek in the Section 6A boys hockey playoffs Saturday night.

The seventh-seeded Storm play at 7 p.m. Tuesday against second-seeded Alexandria in the Section 6A quarterfinals at Alexandria’s Runestone Community Center.

MBA (20-5) and Wadena-Deer Creek were scoreless after the first period.

The Storm then got second-period goals from Matthew Tolifson, Zach Bruns and DeHaan to go up 3-1.

DeHaan’s first goal came at 14:57 of the second period. WDC’s Lleyten Pettit then scored his second goal of the game at 1:26 of the third period to close the gap to 3-2. DeHaan, however, made it 4-2 at 4:48. Bruns and Tyler Bruss were credited with assists.

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Other Section 6A quarterfinals at 7 p.m. Tuesday include: No. 9 Prairie Centre at No. 1 St. Cloud Cathedral, No. 5 Fergus Falls at No. 4 River Lakes and No. 6 Sartell at No. 3 Little Falls.

Prairie Centre won 3-2 at No. 8 Breckenridge/Wahepton on Saturday.

The section semifinals are 4 and 7 p.m. Saturday at the St. Cloud Municipal Athletic Complex. The championship is at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27 at the MAC.

MBA 4,
Wadena-Deer Creek 2

Wadena-Deer Creek (8-17-1) 0 1 1 — 2
Morris/Benson Area (20-5) 0 3 1 — 4
FIRST PERIOD – No scoring.
SECOND PERIOD – (1) MBA: Matthew Tolifson (Brady DeHaan) 8:38 … (2) WDC: Lleyton Pettit (Wyatt Murray, Daunte Leiran) 10:54, PP … (3) MBA: Zach Bruns (unassisted) 12:35 … (4) MBA: DeHaan (unassisted) 14:57.
THIRD PERIOD – (5) WDC: Pettit (John Oberg, Murray) 1:26, PP … (6) MBA: DeHaan (Bruns, Tyler Buss) 4:48.
GOALIE SAVES/SHOTS – Wadena-Deer Creek: Josh Dykhoff 26/30 … Morris/Benson Area: Chase Engebretson 26/28
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