AREA BOYS HOCKEY: Little Falls improves to 9-1 following rout
LITTLE FALLS — Ben Newman and Mark Anez each found the net twice as Little Falls routed Willmar 6-1 during the second day of the Flyers’ tournament Friday.
Austin Bjorge and Luke Majerle also scored for the 9-1-0 Flyers.
Matt Stumpf notched two assists while Thomas Miller, Spencer Fenske, Newman, and Bjorge also collected assists.
Michael Stumpf kicked away 16 of the 17 shots he faced.
Willmar 0 1 0 — 1
Little Falls 0 3 3 — 6
Second period: LF-Ben Newman (Matt Stumpf, Thomas Miller) :46; LF-Austin Bjorge (unassisted) 9:01; W-Cole Hagen (Cole Block) 11:21; LF-Luke Majerle (Stumpf, Newman) ppg 15:34
Third period: LF-Mark Anez (Bjorge, Spencer Fenske) 4:34; LF-Anez 11:07; LF-Bjorge (unassisted) 12:20
Shots on goal: LF 38, W 17
Goalies: LF-Michael Stumpf (16 saves); W-Joey Benson (32 saves).
Overall: LF 9-1-0. Next: Mound-Westonka vs. Little Falls at Little Falls Tournament 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29.
■ Como Park 8,
Wadena-Deer Creek 1
WADENA — Mike Behl’s first-period goal gave the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines a 1-0 lead, but it was short-lived as St. Paul Como Park scored the next eight goals to claim the championship at the Wadena-Deer Creek tournament Friday.
The Wolverines put 30 shots on net, and goaltender Wesley Janson finished with 23 saves.
Tom McCullough scored four goals for the Cougars.
Como Park 1 2 5 — 8
Wadena-DC 1 0 0 — 1
First period: WDC-Mike Behl (Otto Asp, Dylan Phillips) 10:49, SPC-Tom McCullough (Mitch McNamee, Sawyer Scanlon) 13:28
Second period: SPC-Anders Sateren (Peter Gaertner, Max Inskeep) 12:35, SPC-McCullough (McNamee) 15:54
Third period: SPC-McCullough 8:40, SPC-Sawyer Scanlon (Zach Lee, Ernie Mantel) 10:37, SPC-Billy Mangan (Tom Stinar) 11:15, SPC-Sateren (Gaertner, Nick Kopic) 12:12, McCullough (Evan Berger, Drake Durand) 12:35
Shots on goal: WDC 30, CP 31
Goalies: WDC-Wesley Janson (23 saves); CP-Ernie Mantel (29 saves).
Overall: WDC 5-5-0. Next: Wadena-Deer Creek at Greenway-Nashwauk-Keewatin 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4.