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Prep Hockey Roundup: Willmar girls rally to beat Northern Lakes, 3-1

Cardinals get third-period goals from Larson, Mara, Eilers in win

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CROSBY — The Willmar girls hockey team used three third-period goals to beat the Northern Lakes Lightning 3-1 on Friday night.

Northern Lakes led 1-0 through two periods, getting a goal from Jasmyn German at 11:50 of the second period.

In the third period, Willmar got goals from Makenna Larson, Kessa Mara and Lauren Eilers. Larson’s and Mara’s goals were on the power play and came 1:16 apart. Larson scored at 6:01 with assists from Nina Dawson and Hannah Bredesen. Mara’s goal at 7:17 was assisted by Avery Quinn.

Eilers got the insurance goal at 14:06, getting an assist from Samantha Poe.

It was Willmar’s third straight victory. The Cardinals play Sartell/Sauk Rapids in a Central Lakes Conference game at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Willmar Civic Center.

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Girls Hockey

Willmar 3,
Northern Lakes 1

Willmar (4-2-0) 0 0 3 — 3
Northern Lakes (3-3-0) 0 1 0 — 1
FIRST PERIOD – No scoring.
SECOND PERIOD – (1) NL: Jasmyn Germain (Jada Brodzinski, Riley Fogerty) 11:50.
THIRD PERIOD – (2) W: Makenna Larson (Nina Dawson, Hannah Bredesen) 6:01, PP … (3) W: Kessa Mara (Avery Quinn) 7:17, PP … (4) W: Lauren Eilers (Samantha Poe) 14:06.
GOALIE SAVES/SHOTS – Willmar: Brynn Grieger (45:34) 19/20; Halle Mortenson (5:26) 7/7 … Northern Lakes: Katherine Stephens (49:58) 42/45

Boys Hockey

Late Thursday
Hutchinson 10,
Willmar 1

Hutchinson improved to 2-0 while handing Willmar its first loss at Burich Arena in Hutchinson.

The Cardinals’ lone goal came at 11:25 of the second period when Cullen Gregory converted the score on a Carter Schow assist.

Willmar heads to Fergus Falls on Saturday.

Willmar (1-1-0) 0 1 0 — 1
Hutchinson (2-0-0) 3 5 2 — 10
FIRST PERIOD – (1) H: Mitchell Piehl (AJ Ladwig), 1:32 … (2) H: KK Starrett (Emmett Reiter), 11:14 … (3) H: Karsen Niska (Gunnar Bick), 16:10 PP.
SECOND PERIOD – (4) H: Nolan Reiter (Starrett, Brady Knorr), 1:06 PP … (5) H: Toren Miller (unassisted), 7:55 … (6) W: Cullen Gregory (Carter Schow), 11:25 … (7) H: Knorr (Miller, E. Reiter), 13:04 … (8) H: Starrett (Knorr), 13:35 … (9) H: E. Reiter (Knorr, Miller), 16:36.
THIRD PERIOD – (10) H: Tate Renning (unassisted), 10:45 … (11) H: Nathan Thode (Easton Mallak), 16:44.

GOALIE SAVES/SHOTS – Willmar: Gavin Steinwand 34/44 … Hutchinson: Hunter Lien 11/12 (45:01); Braedan McGill 2/2 (5:59).

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