AREA BOYS HOCKEY: Swanson, Wolverines defeat Red Lake Falls
RED LAKE FALLS — Mitchell Swanson collected four points with a pair of goals and two assists as the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines defeated the Red Lake Falls Eagles 6-3 in a non-conference game Tuesday.
Swanson has 43 goals on the season, good for second place in the state, and his 65 total points is also good for second.
Bridger Pettit also netted a pair of goals against the Eagles while Christian Berg and Mike Paavola each scored once.
The 12-9 Wolverines held a 30-22 shots on goal advantage with goalie Wesley Johnson registering 19 saves.
Red Lake Falls 1 0 2 — 3
Wadena-DC 0 3 3 — 6
First period: RLF-Ryan Amiot (Devin McGlynn, Zack Landman 5:42
Second period: WDC-Mitchell Swanson (Dylan Phillips) 2:42; WDC-Christian Berg (Jake Krause) 7:31; WDC-Bridger Pettit (Swanson, Berg) ppg 16:59
Third period: WDC-Mike Paavola 2:31; RLF-Landman (Amiot) 4:53; WDC-Pettit (Krause, Swanson) ppg 9:21; WDC-Swanson (Berg) 14:08; RLF-Alex Erickson (Tristan Knott, Austen Hanson) ppg 16:47
Shots on goal: WDC 30, RLF 22
Goalies: WDC-Wesley Janson (19 saves); RLF-Wyatt Casavan (24 saves)
Overall: WDC 12-9-0. Next: Wadena-Deer Creek hosts Northern Lakes 7 p.m. Thursday.
■ Little Falls 6,
Prairie Centre 0
LONG PRAIRIE — Austin Bjorge and Ben Newman each netted two goals in the Little Falls Flyers’ 6-0 win over the Prairie Centre North Stars in a Section 6-1A game Tuesday night.
Newman and Bjorge’s second goals came short-handed in the third period when the North Stars were a man short for five minutes because of a major penalty for head contact.
Luke Majerle and Austin Fenske each scored once for the Flyers, who outshot Prairie Centre 34-13.
Michael Stumpf picked up the shutout in net for Little Falls, which improves to 16-5.
Prairie Centre 0 0 0 — 0
Little Falls 2 0 4 — 6
First period: LF-Austin Bjorge (Thomas Miller, Spencer Fenske) 1:01; LF-Ben Newman 16:01
Third period: LF-Newman (Luke Majerle) shg 6:42; LF-Bjorge (Fenske) shg 10:25; LF-Majerle (Newman) 11:31; LF-Fenske (Taylor Kottschade) 16:38
Shots on goal: LF 34, PC 13
Goalies: LF-Michael Stumpf (13 saves); PC-Clay Deters (28 saves)
Overall: LF 16-5-0. Next: Little Falls hosts Mora-Hinckley-Finalyson 7:15 p.m. Thursday.
■ Greenway 4,
Northern Lakes 3 (ot)
BREEZY POINT — Northern Lakes maintained a 3-2 lead and outshot Greenway/Nashwauk-Keewatin 21-4 in the third period, but the Lightning were unable to hold on and lost 4-3 in overtime to the Raiders in a non-conference game Tuesday.
Goalie Mitch Stangel took the loss and made 21 saves.
Netting goals for the 8-12 Lightning were Kegan Couture, Ben Moe and Aspen Florey.
Greenway/N-K 0 2 1 1 — 4
Northern Lakes 0 2 1 0 — 3
Second period: GNK-Alex Troumbly (Bazil Zuehlke) 3:01; NL-Kegan Couture (Dalton Rickard) 3:37; GNK-Troumbly (Darin Estey) 5:52; NL-Ben Moe (Couture, Aspen Florey) 11:32
Third period: NL-Florey (Couture, Moe) ppg 13:38; GNK-Estey (Zuehlke, Troumbly) ppg 15:35
Overtime: GNK-Zuehlke (Troumbly, Jayden Gangl) 5:40
Shots on goal: NL 46, GNK 25
Goalies: NL-Mitch Stangel (21 saves); GNK-Sam LeDoux (43 saves)
Overall: NL 8-12-0. Next: Northern Lakes at Wadena-Deer Creek 7 p.m. Thursday.