BOYS HOCKEY: Couture scores game-winner in Lightning victory
BREEZY POINT — Kegan Couture scored the game-winner on a third-period power-play goal, and assisted on three other goals, to lead the Northern Lakes Lightning to a 4-3 non-conference win over Monticello Tuesday.
Ben Moe scored short-handed in the first and added an even-strength score in the third while Alex Galligan netted a power-play goal in the second. Couture assisted on all three.
Mitch Stangel turned aside 22 shots on net for the Lightning, who were outshot 25-22.
Monticello 1 0 2 — 3
Northern Lakes 1 1 2 — 4
First period: M-Robbie Stromme 4:36; Ben Moe (Kegan Couture, Derrek French) shg 6:24
Second period: NL-Alex Galligan (Couture) ppg 14:58
Third period: M-Stromme (Spencer Nelson) :18; NL-Moe (Couture) 3:52; M-Reese Carstens (Colton Jones) ppg 7:09; NL-Couture (Aspen Florey, Gaven Bickford) ppg 13:21
Shots on goal: NL 22, M 25
Goalies: NL-Mitch Stangel (22 saves); M-Darien Jones (18 saves)
Overall: NL 3-3. Next: Northern Lakes hosts Bagley/Fosston at Breezy Point 7 p.m. Thursday.
■ Little Falls 3, Alexandria 1
LITTLE FALLS — Ben Newman and Taylor Drager scored second-period goals to erase an Alexandria lead and Luke Majerle added an empty netter at the end of regulation to give the unbeaten Little Falls Flyers a 3-1 victory over the Alexandria Cardinals in Tuesday’s non-conference game.
Majerle finished with a goal and assist while Matthew Stumpf contributed two assists.
Goalie Michael Stumpf, who has not allowed more than one goal per game in five games, made 31 saves.
Alexandria 1 0 0 — 1
Little Falls 0 2 1 — 3
First period: Alex-Ryan Marciniak 10:40
Second period: LF-Ben Newman (Luke Majerle, Matthew Stumpf) ppg 3:33; LF-Taylor Drager (Stumpf) 9:21
Third period: LF-Luke Majerle eng 16:58
Shots on goal: LF 29, Alex 32
Goalies: LF-Michael Stumpf (31 saves); Alex-Ben Allen (28 saves)
Overall: LF 5-0. Next: Little Falls at Princeton 7:15 p.m. Friday.