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Warrior Boys Hockey: Brainerd rallies big to beat Apollo

ST. CLOUD — Trailing 3-0 after two periods, the Warriors netted three power-play goals in the third and Adam Fischer tallied the winner in overtime to give Brainerd a 4-3 Central Lakes Conference win over the St. Cloud Apollo Eagles Tuesday.

After being outshot 29-16 in the first two stanzas, the Warriors dominated the third outshooting Apollo 16-6 with Logan Rivard knotting the score with 39 seconds left in regulation. Cole Smith and Fischer started the comeback with goals at 4:11 and 13:19.

Fisher put in the game winner unassisted less than three minutes into overtime as Brainerd rebounded from its first loss of the season and improved to 3-1-0 overall and in conference play.

Warriors’ goalie Kyle Helmberger turned aside 33 shots.

St. Cloud Apollo 1 2 0 0 — 3

Brainerd 0 0 3 1 — 4

First period: SCA-Brandon Bloch (Dallas Haugen) 5:04

Second period: SCA-Jared Cristen (Jason Omann) :53; SCA-Cristen (Paul Kenny) ppg 12:23

Third period: Brd-Cole Smith (Jacob Ellingson, Isaa Johnson) ppg 4:11; Brd-Adam Fischer (Chris Pohlkamp) ppg 13:19; Brd- Logan Rivard (Smith, Ellingson) ppg 13:19

Overtime: Brd-Adam Fischer 2:52

Shots on goal: Brd 33, SCA 36

Goalies: Brd-Kyle Helmberger (33 saves); SCA-Nick Althaus (29 saves)

Conference: Brd 3-1-0. Overall: Brd 3-1-0. Next: Brainerd at St. Cloud Tech 7:15 p.m. Thursday.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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