AREA BOYS HOCKEY: Lightning blank Becker-Big Lake
BREEZY POINT — Kegan Couture scored two goals as the Northern Lakes Lightning blanked the Becker-Big Lake Eagles 3-0 in a non-conference game Saturday.
Kyle Narveson scored the Lightning’s other goal. Ben Moe, Nick Blanchette, Austin Mesebrink and Gaven Bickford added assists.
Mitch Stangel had 22 saves for Northern Lakes.
Becker/BL 0 0 0 — 0
Northern Lakes 0 3 0 — 3
Second period: NL-Kegan Couture (Ben Moe) :28, NL-Kyle Narveson (Nick Blanchette, Austin Mesebrink) 3:00, NL-Kegan Couture (Gaven Bickford) 13:20
Shots on goal: NL 42, BBL 22
Goalies: NL-Mitch Stangel (22 saves); BBL-Ben Manzke (39saves)
Overall: NL 1-2. Next: Northern Lakes at Greenway/Nashwauk-Keewatin 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
■ Little Falls 5, International Falls 1
INTERNATIONAL FALLS — Austin Bjorge notched two goals and two assists to lead Class 1A’s 10th-ranked Little Falls Flyers in a 5-1 victory over the No. 18 International Falls Bronkos in a non-conference game Saturday.
Ben Newman, Thomas Miller and Nathan Adamietz scored the other Flyer goals.
Luke Majerle recorded an assist and Miller and Newman each received an assist.
Flyers goalie Michael Stumpf saved 37 shots.
International Falls 1 3 1 — 5
Little Falls 0 1 0 — 1
First period: LF-Nathan Adamietz (Matthew Stumpf, Austin Bjorge) 8:19
Second period: LF-Austin Bjorge 1:14, LF-Ben Newman (Luke Majerle, Austin Bjorge) 2:45, LF-Austin Bjorge (Thomas Miller) 12:15, IF-Derek White (Luke Spilde) 16:15
Third period: LF-Thomas Miller (Ben Newman) 7:39
Shots on goal: LF 34, IF 38
Goalies: LF-Michael Stumpf (37 saves); IF-Wyatt Ulrich (29saves)
Overall: LF 3-0. Next: Little Falls hosts Fergus Falls 7:15 p.m. Friday.
■ Wadena-Deer Creek 5,
EVELETH — Mitchell Swanson scored two goals, including the game-winner in overtime, for the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines in a 5-4 victory over the Eveleth-Gilbert Bears in a non-conference game Saturday.
Mike Behl, Bridger Pettit and Dylan Phillips scored the other goals for W-DC.
Christian Berg and Jake Krause each added two assists and Behl, Pettit and Phillips had one each.
Cory McManigle saved 28 shots for the Wolverines.
Eveleth-Gilbert 2 2 0 0 — 4
Wadena-Deer Creek 0 2 2 1 — 5
First period: EG-Mitchell Huffman 2:00, EG-Sam Roberts (Nick Moe) 4:33
Second period: EG-Cole Jackson (Zack Skelton) :25, EG-Zack Skelton (Richard Craven) 3:39, WDC-Mike Behl (Otto Asp, Dylan Phillips) 3:56, WDC-Dylan Phillips (Mike Behl, Jake Krause) 10:08
Third period: WDC-Mitchell Swanson (Bridger Pettit) 3:59, WDC-Bridger Pettit (Jake Krause, Christian Berg) 13:16
Overtime: WDC-Mitchell Swanson (Christian Berg, Mike Paavola) 2:08
Shots on goal: WDC 39, EG 32
Goalies: WDC-Cory McManigle (28 saves); EG-Derek Hirsch (34 saves)
Overall: WDC 2-0 Next: Wadena-Deer Creek at Breckenridge/Wahpeton 7 p.m. Tuesday.
■ Wadena-DC 10, Ely 0
ELY — Mitchell Swanson scored five goals as the Wolverines recorded a 10-0 victory Friday over Ely.
Mike Behl and Dylan Phillips each tallied twice and Bridger Pettit once.
Christian Berg and Otto Asp each collected three assists, Pettit added two and Swanson, Behl and Phillips each earned one.
Wesley Janson stopped all 17 Ely shots while W-DC fired 42.