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Area Boys Hockey: Lightning strike down W-DC

WADENA—Garrett Westlund posted two goals for the Northern Lakes Lightning as they defeated the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines 4-3 Tuesday.

Scoring along with Westlund for the Lightning were Zech Trenkenschu and Shane Donovan. Donovan also put up two assists.

Scoring for the Wolverines in the Mid-State Conference game were Andrew Sundby with two goals and Jake Dykhoff with one.

Wadena-Deer Creek 0 2 1—3

Northern Lakes 0 2 2—4

Second period: WDC-Andrew Sundby (Preston Warren, Bryce Cooper) 0:40, NL-Garrett Westlund (Kasey Couture, Dylan Mesenbrink) 7:38, WDC-Jake Dykhoff (Colby Schertler, Lleyten Pettit) 9:18, NL-Westlund (Maverick Engstrom, Shane Donovan) PP 10:36

Third period: WDC-Sundby (Warren, Jackson Becker) 5:06, NL-Donovan (Wyatt Fink) PP 6:14, NL-Zech Trenkenschu (Couture, Donovan) 12:15

Shots on goal: NL 29, WDC 26

Goalies: NL-Fink (23 saves); WDC-Noah Stevens (25 saves)

Conference: NL 3-2, WDC 2-2. Overall: NL 3-9, WDC 9-4. Next: Northern Lakes hosts Pine City at Pequot Lakes 7 p.m. Jan. 9; Wadena-Deer Creek hosts Park Rapids 7 p.m. Thursday.

Little Falls 6, Becker/Big Lake 3

PRINCETON-- Andrew Marod scored two first period goals as the Little Falls Flyers built a 3-0 first period lead on their way to a 6-3 non-conference victory over Becker/Big Lake Tuesday.

Mario Filippi notched the other first period goal for Little Falls. Ryan Buckallew scored twice and Aaron Johnson also got into the scoring column.

Justin Pekula totaled 11 saves and the Flyers put 35 shots on the Eagles net.

Becker/Big Lake 0 1 2 — 3

Little Falls 3 2 1 — 6

First period: LF-Andrew Marod (Reece Hubbard) 1:03; LF-Mario Fiippi (Jake Kapphahn, Sam Himley) 6:03; LF-Marod 16;42

Second period: LF-Ryan Buckallew (Josh Jennings, Devon Young) 5:29; BB-Tyler Ruppelius 10:41; LF-Aaron Johnson (Himley, Mason Dempsey) 14:45

Third period: LF-Buckallew (Jennings, Jackson Card) shg 6:54; BB-Max Nelson (Corbin Kollar) 14:05; BB-Kollar (Jacob Bahe, Tucker Rhodes) 15:11

Shots on goal: LF 35, Becker 14

Goalies: LF-Justin Pekula (11 saves), Will Riitters (0 saves); Becker-Zach Piehl (29 saves)

Overall: LF 8-3-2. Next: Little Falls at Cambridge/Isanti 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

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