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Area Boys Hockey: Wolverines advance in sections

WADENA — Christian Berg scored the game winner and Bridger Pettit added two goals as the No. 7 seeded Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines eliminated 10th-seeded Prairie Centre Saturday in the Section 6-1A play-in game.

Berg added two assists and Shane Motschenbacher scored one goal and Dylan Phillips notched an assist.

W-DC’s Wesley Janson made 28 saves for the 15-11 Wolverines.

Prairie Centre 0 2 1 — 3

Wadena-Deer Creek 1 2 1 — 4

First period: WDC-Shane Motschenbacher (Dylan Phillips) 1:47

Second period: WDC-Bridger Pettit (Christian Berg) 10:44, PC-Cody Steward (Noah Schmitz) 12:02, PC-Preston Pung (Adam Froseth) 13:31, WDC-Bridger Pettit (Christian Berg) 14:18

Third period: WDC-Christian Berg 10:50, PC-Preston Pung (Sam Ecker)

Shots on goal: WDC 22, PC 30

Goalies: WDC-Wesley Janson (28 saves); PC-Clay Deters (18 saves)

Overall: WDC 15-11. Next: Wadena-Deer Creek at St. Cloud Apollo 7 p.m. Tuesday.

River Lakes 9,

Northern Lakes 5

RICHMOND — Aspen Florey recorded two goals and an assist for No. 9 Northern Lakes Lightning as they lost to eighth-seeded River Lakes 9-5 in Saturday’s Section 8-2A play-in game.

Nick Blanchette and Nick Olson each added a goal and an assist and Ben Moe scored one goal for Northern Lakes.

Kegan Couture, Kyle Narveson, Gavin Bickford and Alex Galligan each added assists and Lightning goalie Mitch Stangel made 32 saves.

River Lakes 1 3 5 — 9

Northern Lakes 2 2 1 — 5

First period: NL-Aspen Florey (Nick Olson, Kegan Couture) 12:05, NL-Nick Blanchette (Kyle Narveson) 13:22, RL-Stefan Tomovic (Grant Thompson, Reed Pfannenstein) 15:36

Second period:NL-Aspen Florey 3:12, RL-Jake Herges 3:57, RL-Ethan Parsons (Jake Herges, Dalton Johnson) 6:2, NL-Ben Moe (Nick Blanchette, Gavin Bickford) 7:03, RL-Grant Thompson (Stefan Tomovic, Nick Bergeson) 10:48

Third period: RL-Jake Herges (Evan Bayer, Daiton Johnson) 3:28, RL-Austin Stone (Joe Spaulding, Matt Kissner) 5:07, NL-Nick Olson (Aspen Florey, Alex Galligan) 6:09, RL-Stefan Tomovic (Grant Thompson, Nick Bergeson) 8:34, RL-Stefan Tomovic (Grant Thompson, Nick Bergeson) 10:04, RL-Grant Thompson (Stefan Tomovic, Nick Bergeson) 16:39

Shots on goal: NL 31, RL 41

Goalies: NL-Mitch Stangel (32 saves); RL-Chris Skluzacek (26 saves)

Overall: NL 11-13.

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