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BOYS HOCKEY: Warriors advance to section championship game

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BEMIDJI -- Goals in the final 4:20 of the third period by Logan Rivard and an empty netter by Matt Pohlkamp locked up a 5-2 victory for the third-seeded Brainerd Warriors over the No. 2 Bemidji Lumberjacks in the semifinals of the Section 8-2A tournament Saturday afternoon.

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Following a scoreless first period the Warriors pumped in three unanswered goals, which were scored by Aaron Rich, Cole Smith and Mitch McLain. McLain's goal was his 36th of the season, which broke the program record of 35 set by Jerr Johnson 20 years ago.

Brainerd outshot the Lumberjacks 28-24 and moves on the section finals at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Bemidji State University against the winner between top-seeded Moorhead and No. 4 Roseau.

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with Causecast.org — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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