Warrior Boys Hockey: Another Pohlkamp hat trick leads Warriors
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Matt Pohlkamp scored another hat trick and Aaron Rich added a goal and three assists in the Brainerd Warriors’ 7-3 win over the Fargo Davies Eagles in the opening round of the Jason Stadstad tournament Wednesday.
Fargo took a 2-0 lead before Pohlkamp netted his first goal, with assists from Rich and Mitchell McLain with 1:33 left in the first.
The Warriors erupted for five goals in the second following a power-play goal by the Eagles that was answered by Pohlkamp’s second goal, also on a power play, to bring the Warriors back within 3-2.
Then, in less than two minutes, Cole Smith and McLain scored on a pair of power plays and Rich and Alex Mimmack added insurance goals to give Brainerd a 6-3 lead after two.
Pohlkamp scored his third goal at 12:34 of the third, with assists going to Rich and Gaven Motschenbacher.
Brainerd was 3-for-5 on power plays, with all three coming in the middle period, and outshot the Eagles 35-17 with goalie Jared Stearns made 14 saves in Warriors’ net.
Brainerd’s JV lost 6-2 to the Fargo Davies JV.
Fargo Davis 2 1 0 — 3
Brainerd 1 5 1 — 7
First period: FD-Jordan Foster (Aaron Monson) :17, FD-Alec Worwa (Jared Staples, Aaron Pallen) 13:20, Brd-Matt Pohlkamp (Aaron Rich, Mitchell McLain) 15:27.
Second period: FD-Aiden Hartness (John Roscoe) pp 4:08, Brd- Matt Pohlkamp (Chris Pohlkamp) pp 9:48, Brd-Cole Smith (Logan Rivard) pp 11:53, Brd-McLain (Rich) pp 12:35, Brd-Rich 13:12, Brd-Alex Mimmack 13:51.
Third period: Brd-Matt Pohlkamp (Rich, Gaven Motschenbacher) 12:34.
Shots on goal: Brd 35, FD 17
Goalies: Brd-Jared Stearns (14 saves); FD-Tucker Windels (28 saves)
Overall: Brd 9-1-0. Next: Brainerd in Jason Stadstad tournament at Grand Forks, N.D., vs. Red River/Princeton winner 6:45 p.m. Thursday.