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Boys hockey: Matt Pohlkamp, Warriors defeat Willmar

WILLMAR — Matt Pohlkamp turned in a hat trick and assisted on a fourth goal as Class 2A’s 17th-ranked Brainerd Warriors rolled past the Willmar Cardinals 6-1 in a Central Lakes Conference game Tuesday night.

Also scoring goals for the 8-0 Warriors were Mason Severson, Mitch McLain and Aaron Rich.

McLain, Jed Rusk and Cole Smith each had two assists.

Brainerd outshot Willmar 30-11 with goalie Jared Stearns giving up the one goal on a Cardinal power play in the third period.

Willmar 0 0 1 — 1

Brainerd 1 3 2 — 6

First period: Brd-Matt Pohlkamp (Logan Rivard, Jed Rusk) 13:39

Second period: Brd-Mason Severson (Cole Smith, Aaron Rich) 2:39, Brd-Mitch McLain (Gaven Motschenbacher) pp 10:16, Brd-Rich (Severson, Smith) 14:02

Third period: W-Hunter Mottinger (Trey Tollefson, Chris Odens pp 7:27, Brd-Matt Pohlkamp (McLain) 11:05, Matt Pohlkamp (McLain, Rusk) 12:22

Shots on goal: Brd 30, W 11

Goalies: Brd-Jared Stearns (10 saves); W-Derek Baker (24 saves);

Conference: Brd 4-0. Overall: Brd 8-0. Next: Bemidji at Brainerd 7:15 p.m. Thursday.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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