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AREA BOYS HOCKEY: Another W-DC player joins 100-point club

WADENA — Wadena-Deer Creek senior forward Bridger Pettit’s assist on Mitchell Swanson’s goal in the first period Jan. 24 was the 100th point in Pettit’s varsity career in the Wolverines’ 9-7 win over Bagley-Fosston.

Pettit becomes the 15th member of the Wolverines’ 100-point club. It was second time in a week that a Wolverine had reached the milestone. On Jan. 22, Swanson recorded his 100th point.

W-DC 100-point scorers

Jeremy Erickson (all-time leader with 218 points), Jascha Pettit, Jason Mahlen, Josh Schumacher, AJ Van Bruggen

Jason Merickel, Tyler Neu, Zach Maas, Trevor Ness, Andrew Murray

Andrew Stearns, Justin Wolden, Bryan Haraldson, Mitchell Swanson, Bridger Pettit

Wadena-Deer Creek 5, Kittson Central 4

WADENA — Christian Berg netted an overtime goal on an assist from Jake Krause to push Wadena-Deer Creek past Kittson Central 5-4 in Saturday’s non-conference game.

After being down 4-2 following two periods, the Wolverines rallied in the final stanza, scoring two unanswered goals before Berg put the game away in overtime.

Bridger Pettit secured two goals while Berg added two. Jack Krause tallied a goal and the game-winning assist.

Wesley Janson kicked away 26 shots for a Wolverines team that has won three straight.

Kittson Central 2 2 0 0 — 4

Wadena-Deer Creek 1 1 2 1 — 5

First period: KC-Dalton Klegstad (Kyle Petersburg) 0:21; WDC-Bridger Pettit (Christian Berg) 1:05; KC-Anders Lindegard (JP Mortenson, Nick Kasprowicz) 9:22

Second period: KC-Alex Strege (Jesse Younggren) 1:37; WDC-Pettit (Berg, Mitchell Swanson) 2:18; KC-Klegstad (Petersburg) ppg 15:04

Third period: WDC-Jack Krause (Pettit, Berg) ppg 6:38; WDC-Berg (Pettit, Swanson) 14:02

OT: WDC-Berg (Krause) 3:25

Shots on goal: WDC 28, KC 30

Goalies: WDC-Wesley Janson (26 saves); KC-Tucker Cosley (23 saves)

Next: Wadena-Deer Creek at Bagley-Fosston 7 p.m.

Little Falls 4, Fergus Falls 0

FERGUS FALLS — Mark Anez tallied three points in the first period to help Little Falls shut out Fergus Falls 4-0 in Saturday’s Section 6-1A game.

Ben Newman added a goal and assist while Austin Bjorge scored a goal for the Flyers.

Michael Stumpf was perfect in net for the Flyers, deflecting 34 shots.

Fergus Falls 0 0 0 – 0

Little Falls 3 1 0 — 4

First period: LF-Mark Anez (Matt Stumpf, Jack Schulte) 4:59; LF-Anez (Schulte) 6:48; LF-Austin Bjorge (Ben Newman, Anez) 16:2

Second period: LF-Newman (Luke Majerle) ppg 2:31

Shots on goal: LF 34, FF 24

Goalies: LF-Michael Stumpf (24 saves); FF-Ian Bjorgum (30 saves)

Overall: LF 14-4-0. Next: Little Falls hosts St. Cloud Cathedral 7:15 p.m. Tuesday.

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