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Warrior Boys Hockey: Helmberger, Warriors shutdown Sabres

SARTELL — Kyle Helmberger turned away 23 of 25 shots by the Sartell Sabres in the Brainerd Warriors 4-2 victory in Tuesday’s Central Lakes Conference game.

Sartell took a 1-0 lead nine minutes into the second period on a goal by Blake Guggenberger before Logan Rivard tied the game at 14:49 with an assist from Jed Rusk.

Cole Smith put Brainerd up 2-1 early in the third.

Reno Fussy and Matt Pohlkamp scored the final two goals to seal the win for the Warriors, who improved 7-0 in the conference and 13-3 overall.

Sartell 0 1 1 — 2

Brainerd 0 1 3 — 4

Second period: Sar-Blake Guggenberger (Andrew Lindmeier, Isiah Merteshippers) pp 9:17, Brd-Logan Rivard (Jed Rusk) 14:49

Third period: Brd-Cole Smith (Matt Pohlkamp, Mitch McLain) pp 4:37, Sar-Christian Murray (Alex Omann, Matt Worsala) pp 5:54, Brd-Reno Fussy (Rusk) 12:01, Brd-Pohlkamp (Chris Pohlkamp) 15:49

Shots on goal: Brd 36, Sar 25

Goalies: Brd-Kyle Helmberger (23 saves); Sar-Taylor Shaw (32 saves)

Conference: Brd 7-0-0, Sar 2-5-1. Overall: Brd 13-3, Sar 2-13-1. Next: Brainerd hosts St. Cloud Tech 7 p.m. Thursday.

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