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Area Boys Hockey: Courture wins career 300th

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Area Boys Hockey: Courture wins career 300th
Brainerd MN 506 James St. / PO Box 974 56401

LITTLE FALLS — The Little Falls Flyers handed head coach Tony Couture his 300th career win with a 5-1 victory over the Fergus Falls Otters in a Section 6-1A matchup Friday.

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Ben Newman registered a hat trick. He scored twice on power plays and once short-handed. Taylor Drager opened the scoring with an even-strength, first-period goal and Austin Bjorge scored short handed for the final goal.

The defending Section 6-1A champion Flyers are unbeaten at 4-0 and have outscored their opponents 19-3.

Goalie Michael Stumpf registered 28 saves as both teams put 29 shots on goal. After a season-opening shutout against Hibbing, Stumpf has allowed only single goals in the Flyers last three games.

Fergus Falls 0 0 1 — 1

Little Falls 1 2 2 — 5

First period: LF-Taylor Drager (Taylor Kottschade) 1:34

Second period: LF-Ben Newman shg 4:33; LF-Newman (Matthew Stumpf) ppg 6:59

Third period: FF-Sam Rausch (Casey Ward, Jesse Ketonen) ppg 4:13; LF-Newman (Luke Majerle) ppg 12:14; LF-Austin Bjorge (Mark Anez) shg 14:56

Shots on goal: LF 29, FF 29

Goalies: LF-Michael Stumpf (28 saves); FF-Ian Bjorgum (24 saves)

Overall: LF 3-0. Next: Little Falls hosts Alexandria 7:15 p.m. Tuesday.

THURSDAY’S GAME

Litchfield/D-C 4, Wadena-Deer Creek 3 OT

WADENA — Mitchell Swanson had two goals and an assist in the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines 4-3 overtime loss to Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato in a non-conference game Thursday.

Cory McManigle made 34 saves in net for the Wolverines, who were outshot 38-29.

Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato 2 1 0 1 — 4

Wadena-Deer Creek 1 2 0 0 — 3

First period: WDC-Christian Berg (Mitchell Swanson) 2:43; LDC-Ryan Tormanen (Ethan Niemela) 3:09; LDC-Ben Haugo (Kent Ryynanen) ppg 6:06

Second period: WDC-Swanson (Bridger Pettit) ppg 4:25; LDC-Aaron Haataja 6:20; WDC-Swanson 8:18

Overtime period: LDC-Ethan Niemela 1:17

Shots on goal: LDC 38, WDC 29

Goalies: LDC-Braeden Wahl (26 saves); WDC-Cory McManigle (34 saves)

Overall: WDC 1-3. Next: WDC at Willmar 1 p.m. Saturday

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Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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