Hockey: Aces skate past Lightning

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MINNEAPOLIS — Nick Reed and Jake Hyytinen each knocked in a goal as the Northern Lakes Lightning fell to the Achiever Academy Aces 7-2 Saturday.

It was the eighth straight loss for the Lightning and fifth straight win for the Aces.

Josh Maucieri contributed an assist goalie Mitch Stangel saved 37 shots for Northern Lakes.

Achiever Academy 3 3 1 — 7

Northern Lakes 0 1 1 — 2

First period: AA-Will Mix (Dante Zapata, Cory Sprague) :47, AA-Mark Sanchez (Donavan Meyer, Keenan Johnson) 9:45, AA-Zapata 11:07

Second period: AA-Sprague (Austin Parrish :51, NL-Nick Reed 5:15, AA-Zapata (Sprague, Mix) 13:11, AA-Meyer (Sprague, Mack Stevens) 16:55

Third period: AA-Zapata 10:46, NL-Jake Hyytinen (Josh Maucieri) 12:26

Shots on goal: NL 16, AA 44

Goalies: NL-Mitch Stangel (37 saves); AA-Cameron Madrid (14 saves)

Overall: NL 8-13. Next: Northern Lakes at Detroit Lakes 7:15 p.m. Thursday.