AREA BOYS HOCKEY: Hermantown wins battle of ranked Flyers
LITTLE FALLS — Michael Stumpf kicked away 40 of the 43 shots he faced but Class 1A’s fourth-ranked Hermantown Flyers edged the 11th-ranked Little Falls Flyers 3-2 in Saturday’s non-conference game.
Ben Newman and Austin Bjorge each netted goals for Little Falls while Spencer Fenske and Matt Stumpf collected assists.
Little Falls Flyers was outshot by Hermantown 43-14.
Hermantown 1 1 1 — 3
Little Falls 1 1 0 — 2
First period: LF-Ben Newman (Spencer Fenske) 6:28;- H-Travis Koepke (Joel Muehlbauer, Ryan Carlson) 11:28
Second period: H-Chris Benson (Bo Gronseth, Jake Zeleznikar) ppg 15:02; LF-Austin Bjorge (Matt Stumpf) 15:17
Third period: H-Benson (Gronseth, Zeleznikar) ppg 11:01
Shots on goal: LF 14, H 43
Goalies: LF-Michael Stumpf (40 saves); H-Adam Smith (12 saves).
Overall: LF 11-3. Next: Little Falls at St. Cloud Apollo 7:15 p.m. Thursday.