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Warriors Boys Hockey: Warriors stay perfect in conference with overtime win

Matt Pohlkamp’s penalty shot at the 9:24 mark of overtime gave the Brainerd Warriors a 3-2 Central Lakes Conference win over the Sauk Rapids Storm Thursday at Brainerd Area Civic Center.

The Warriors got a goal from Aaron Rich on an assist from Logan Rivard and Chris Pohlkamp in the first period for a 1-0 lead. Brainerd then took a 2-1 lead in the second period on a goal from Cole Smith with an assist to Mitch McLain, but the Storm tied the game up with a goal in the third period.

“We actually made it tougher than it needed to be,” said Brainerd head coach Jim Archibald. “But I was happy we could get the win.”

Jared Stearns faced 21 shots, saving 19 helping Brainerd improve to 6-0 in the conference and 12-3 overall.

Sauk Rapids 1 0 1 0 — 2

Brainerd 1 1 0 1 — 3

First period: Brd-Aaron Rich (Logan Rivard, Chris Pohlkamp) ppg 8:05; SR-Mitch Gwost ppg 10:44

Second period: Brd-Cole Smith (Mitch McLain) 16:53

Third period: SR-Tyler Long (Blake Phenow, Luke Richardson) ppg 5:01

Overtime: Matt Pohlkamp pen 9:24

Shots on goal: Brd 40, SR 21

Goalies: Brd- Jared Stearns (19 saves); SR- Erik Johnson (37 saves);

Conference: Brd 6-0. Overall: Brd 12-3. Next: Brainerd at Sartell 7:15 p.m. Tuesday.

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