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ALEXANDRIA - Luke Majerle scored the first and last goals for Class 1A's No. 14th-ranked Little Falls Flyers, who defeated the Alexandria Cardinals 3-2 in Thursday's Central Lakes Conference game.


After trailing 2-0, Majerle and the Flyers went to work scoring the final three goals, in their second overtime game of the week.

Spencer Fenske scored a third-period goal and Michael Stumpf recorded 24 saves for the Flyers, who outshot the Cardinals 54-26.

Little Falls 0 1 1 1 - 3

Alexandria 1 1 0 0 - 2

First period: Alx-Jordan Domine 16:59

Second period: Alx-Nick Swanson (Domine, Scott Hennen) 10:34; LF-Luke Majerle (Spencer Fenske) 10:54

Third period: LF-Fenske (Adam Dougherty, Ben Newman) 16:44

Extra period: LF-Majerle (Newman, Joey Hanowski) 7:36

Shots on goal: LF 54, Alx 26

Goalies: LF-Michael Stumpf (24 saves), Alx-Erich Murphy (51 saves)

Conference: LF 2-0-1. Overall: LF 4-1-2. Next: Northern Lakes at Little Falls 7 p.m. Saturday.

ML-WR 4,

Northern Lakes 3

MOOSE LAKE - Blake Demars, Andy Sorben and Kyler Decent each found the net, but the Northern Lakes Lightning fell 4-3 to the Moose Lake-Willow River Rebels during non-conference play Thursday.

Joey Bergquist recorded 33 saves for the Lightning who fell to 1-3 on the season.

Northern Lakes 2 1 0 - 3

Moose Lake-WR 2 1 1 - 4

First period: MLWR-Tyler Cisar (Cole Lower) 13:45; MLWF-Cisar (Zach Cisar, Josh Cisar) 10:36; NL-Blake Demars 9:15; NL-Andy Sorben (Connor Chambers) PP 1:20

Second period: MLWR-J. Cisar (T. Cisar, Z. Cisar) 16:11; NL-Kyler Decent (Ray Nelson) 3:53

Third period: MLWR J. Cisar (Z. Cisar) 13:02

Shots on goal: NL 25, MLWR 37

Goalies: NL-Joey Bergquist (33 saves), MLWR-Austin Lanoue (22 saves)

Overall: NL 1-3. Next: Northern Lakes at Little Falls 7 p.m. Saturday.

Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with Causecast.org — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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