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Area Boys Hockey: Johnson scores game winner for Lightning

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MOOSE LAKE — Dillon Johnson’s goal at 9:04 of the third period was the game winner for the Northern Lakes Lightning in a 3-2 victory over Moose Lake/Willow River in a non-conference game Thursday.

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Andy Sorben and Austin Mesenbrink also scored for the Lightning and Joey Bergquist accumulated 29 saves.

Moose Lake-WR 0 1 1 — 2

Northern Lakes 1 1 1 — 3

First period: NL-Andy Sorben (Kegan Couture, Aspren Florey) 8:20

Second period: NL-Austin Mesenbrink (Couture, Florey) 11:49; ML/WR-Josh Cisar 7:59

Third period: ML/WR-Cisar (Cole Lower, Teddy Ryan) 16:25; NL-Dillon Johnson (Josh Egan, Connor Chambers) 9:04

Shots on goal: NL 33, ML/WR 31

Goalies: NL- Joey Bergquist (29 saves); MLWR- Gage Mohelsky (30 saves)

Overall: NL 8-8-1. Next: Northern Lakes hosts North Metro (Brooklyn Center) at Breezy Point 4 p.m. Saturday.

Park Rapids 8,

Wadena-DC 1

WADENA — Jake Krause scored the only goal for the winless Wolverines in Wadena-Deer Creek’s 8-1 loss to the Park Rapids Panthers Thursday in a Mid-State Conference game.

WD-C goalie Scott McManigle turned away 28 shots as Park Rapids outshot the Wolverines 36-13.

Park Rapids 0 4 4 — 8

Wadena-Deer Creek 1 0 0 — 1

First period: WDC-Jake Krause ((David Najjar) 3:27

Shots on goal: WDC 13, PR 36

Goalies: WDC-Corey McManigle (28 saves); PR-Scott Smith (12 saves);

Conference: WDC 0-4. Overall: WDC 0-11. Next: Wadena-Deer Creek hosts Kittson Central 2 p.m. Saturday.

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