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AREA BOYS HOCKEY: Bjorge's hat trick, game-winner boosts Flyers

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SAUK RAPIDS — Austin Bjorge tallied a hat trick, including the game-winning goal in the Little Falls Flyers 5-3 non-conference win over the Sauk Rapids Storm Tuesday.

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Bjorge put in the game-winner at 10:57, five seconds after James Geisler tied the score at three in the third.

Thomas Miller added an insurance goal and Mark Anez had a power-play goal in the second for the Flyers.

Michael Stumpf made 17 saves for the 11-2 Flyers, who outshot the Storm 31-20.

Sauk Rapids 0 1 2 — 3

Little Falls 0 2 3 — 5

Second period: LF-Austin Bjorge (Luke Majerle, Matthew Stumpf) ppg 9:33; SR-Brandon Duray (Mathew Meyer) 11:28; LF-Mark Anez (Nathan Adamietz, Majerle) ppg 14:47

Third period: SR-Ryan Rutar (James Geisler) 8:32; LF-Bjorge (Stumpf) 9:22; SR-Geisler (Wyatt Orth) 10:52; LF-Bjorge 10:57; LF-Thomas Miller (Ben Newman, Stumpf) 11:59

Shots on goal: LF 31, SR 20

Goalies: LF-Michael Stumpf (17 saves); SR-William Mortenson (26 saves).

Overall: LF 11-2-0. Next: Little Falls hosts Hermantown 3 p.m. Saturday.

St. Cloud Apollo 8,

Northern Lakes 5

BREEZY POINT — Ben Moe tallied three goals and Kegan Couture assisted on all three, but the Northern Lakes Lightning came up short, losing 8-5 to the St. Cloud Apollo Eagles in a non-conference game Tuesday.

Also netting goals for the Lightning were Nick Blanchette and Derrek French.

Mitch Stangel made 36 saves in the Lightning net.

Apollo 5 0 3 — 8

Northern Lakes 2 2 1 — 5

First period: SCA-Jared Christen (Erik Jarosch, Cooper Lynch) 2:57; SCA-Lynch (Jarosch) 5:43; NL-Ben Moe (Gavin Bickford, Kegan Couture) ppg 8:06; SCA-Jason Omann (Christen) 9:57; SCA-Tanner Breodenbach (Christen, Paul Kenney) 10:27; SCA-Brandon Bissett (Brandon Bloch, Dallas Haugen) 13:58; NL-Derrek French (Kyle Narveson, Nick Blanchette) 16:13

Second period: NL-Moe (Aspen Florey, Couture) 11:22; NL-Blanchette (Damian Jensen, Narveson) 12:21

Third period: SCA-Bissettte (Jacon Kemp) 3:52; SCA-Kenney (Christen, Omann) 5:15; NL-Moe (Couture) 8:22; SCA-Kenney (Christen) 11:39

Shots on goal: NL 44, SCA 30

Goalies: NL-Mitch Stangel (36 saves); SCA-Nick Althaus (25 saves).

Overall: NL 4-7-0. Next: Northern Lakes hosts Moose Lake at Breezy Point 7 p.m. Thursday.

Detroit Lakes 4,

Wadena-Deer Creek 3

DETROIT LAKES — Mitchell Swanson scored two goals and Christian Berg added a third in the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines’ 4-3 loss to the Detroit Lakes Lakers Tuesday night in Mid-State Conference action.

Cory McManigle had 21 saves for the Wolverines, who were outshot 25-21.

Detroit Lakes 2 1 1 — 4

Wadena-DC 1 0 2 — 3

First period: WDC-Mitchell Swanson (Dylan Phillips) :18; DL-Ryan Deconcini (Austin Rusness) 12:48; DL-Joe Solberg (Brady Crawford, Michael Herrmann) 13:56

Second period: DL-Taylor Johnson (Brandon Olson) 1:55

Third period: WDC-Swanson (Bridger Pettit) :26; WDC-Christian Berg (Swanson, Pettit) :55; DL-Hermmann (Johnson)

Shots on goal: WDC 20, DL 25

Goalies: WDC-Cory McManigle (21 saves); DL-MacKenzie Steele (17 saves).

Conference: WDC 2-2-0. Overall: WDC 6-6-0. Next: Wadena-Deer Creek at Park Rapids 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

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