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Area Boys Hockey: Bjorge, Flyers outscore Rogers


LITTLE FALLS — Austin Bjorge found the net for a pair goals in the Little Falls Flyers 5-2 non-conference win over Rogers Thursday.


Also scoring for Little Falls were Matthew Stumpf, Ben Newman and Jack Schulte.

Michael Stumpf turned aside 20 shots for the Flyers, who improve to 7-1-0.

Rogers 1 0 1 — 2

Little Falls 1 2 2 — 5

First period: R-Spencer Marchand (Nate Weber, Branden Cecil) 6:57; LF-Matthew Stumpf (Austin Fenske, Jack Schulte) 13:49

Second period: LF-Austin Bjorge (Mark Anez, Nathan Adamietz) 8:51; LF-Ben Newman (August Maciej) 13:43

Third period: LF-Schulte (Stumpf) 7:23; R-Travis Brown (Marchand, Weber) ppg 10:16; LF-Bjorge 16:03

Shots on goal: LF 32, R 22

Goalies: LF-Michael Stumpf (20 saves); R-Blake Ternus (27 saves).

Overall: LF 7-1-0. Next: Little Falls vs. Hutchinson at Little Falls Tournament 7 p.m. Dec. 27.

Park Rapids 7,

Northern Lakes 1

PARK RAPIDS — Ben Moe tallied the only goal with an assist from Austin Messenbrink in the Northern Lakes 5-1 loss to the Park Rapids Panthers in a Mid-State Conference game Thursday.

Lightning goalie Mitch Stangel was peppered with 43 shots saving 38.

Park Rapids 1 2 2 — 5

Northern Lakes 0 0 1 — 1

First period: PR-Luke Jaeger (Jamie Stewart) 13:55

Second period: PR-Connor Kennedy (Drew Bade) 4:12; PR-Kennedy (Ian Johnson) 7:09

Third period: PR-Noah Macpherson 3:39; NL-Ben Moe (Austin Messenbrink) 9:08; PR-Macpherson (Kennedy) 14:48

Shots on goal: NL 25, PR 43

Goalies: NL-Mitch Stangel (38 saves); PR-Cody Brumbaugh (24 saves).

Conference: NL 0-3-0. Overall: NL 4-5-0. Next: Northern Lakes at Little Falls 7:15 p.m. Jan. 3.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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