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Area Boys Hockey: Hanowski, Flyers eliminate M/B

Joey Hanowski

LITTLE FALLS — Joey Hanowski blistered the net with five goals, three of them unassisted, to lead the top-seeded Little Falls Flyers past No. 9 Morris/Benson 9-2 in the quarterfinals of the Section 6-1A tournament Tuesday.

Alex Nelson and Austin Bjorge tallied two goals each to wrap up the scoring for the 17-9 Flyers, who had lost their last three games of the regular season.

Little Falls finished with a 54-17 shots-on-goal advantage and goalie Mike Stumpf steered aside 15 shots.

The Flyers take on No. 4 Sartell in the 6-1A semifinals 6 p.m. Saturday at the Municipal Athletic Complex in St. Cloud.

Sartell defeated St. Cloud Apollo 4-0 Tuesday in the quarterfinals. The Flyers shutout the Sabres 4-0 Jan. 19 in regular-season play.

Morris/Benson 1 1 0 — 2

Little Falls 4 2 3 — 9

First period: LF-Austin Bjorge (Mark Anez, Michael Holthaus) 8:07, MB-Tanner Picht (Kelly Engquist) 9:53, LF-Joey Hanowski (Luke Majerle) 12:41, LF-Alex Nelson (Mitch Gregory) 13:26, LF-Hanowski 15:12

Second period: LF-Nelson 1:38, MB-Luke Schwarz (Andrew Rentz) 6:43, LF-Hanowski pp 11:39

Third period: LF-Hanowski (Spencer Fenske) :24, LF-Hanowski 5:38, LF-Bjorge (Holthaus)

Shots on goal: LF 54, MB 17

Goalies: LF-Mike Stumpf (15 saves); MB-Matt Huot (45 saves)

Overall: LF 17-9-0. Next: No. 1 Little Falls vs. No. 4 Sartell in Section 6-1A semifinals, Municipal Athletic Complex, St. Cloud, 6 p.m. Saturday.

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