Area Boys Hockey: Donovan, Lightning triple up Rails

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BREEZY POINT — Shane Donovan netted a hat trick while Jakob Ince and Hunter Nybakken each added two goals for the Northern Lakes Lightning who overpowered the Proctor Rails 9-3 in a non-conference game Tuesday, Feb. 4.

Andrew Villarreal and Connor Zender each scored a goal for the Lightning who outshot the Rails 56-33.

Goalie Sam LeMieur recorded 30 saves for Northern Lakes.


Proctor 0 1 2 -- 3
Northern Lakes 2 1 6 -- 9

First period: NL-Jacob Ince (Tucker Jobe, Owen Miller); NL-Shane Donovan (Erik Larsen, Caiden Kjelstrom) ppg
Second period: P-Kennan Reyeits (Ben Harnell, Cody Urie) ppg; NL-Donovan (Kjelstrom, Hunter Nybakken)
Third period: P-Reyeits (Connor Pavlowich, Harnell) ppg; NL-Andrew Villarreal (Nybakken); P-Reece Ward (Dylan Haala, Connor Bushbaum); NL-Ince (Tyler Seeling, Jobe); NL-Nybakken (Kjelstrom, Donovan); NL-Donovan (Kjelstrom, Larsen); NL-Nybakken (Donovan); NL-Connor Zender (Landon Erickson)
Shots on goal: NL 56, P 33
Goalies: NL-Sam LeMieur (30 saves); P-35 (47 saves)
UPDATED Overall: NL 13-8-1. Next: Northern Lakes at Detroit Lakes 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7.

Morris-Benson 5, Wadena-DC 1

WADENA — Austyn Oothoudt scored the only goal for the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines who lost 5-1 to the Morris-Benson Storm Tuesday, Feb. 4 in a Section 6-1A matchup.

Goalie Josh Dykhoff recorded 28 saves for the Wolverines who were outshot 33-18.

M-B defeated W-DC 6-0 Dec. 3,


Morris-Benson 2 1 2 -- 5
Wadena-DC 0 1 0 -- 1

First period: MB-Ryan Tollifson (Brady DeHaan) 7:53; MB-Brady Loge (Reese Kuseske) 16:10
Second period: MB-Will Breuer (Loge, Kuseske) 6:50; WDC-Austyn Oothoudt (Cole Woods) 11:37
Third period: MB-Zach Bruns (Jack Riley 0:20; MB-Sam Thompson
Shots on goal: WDC 18, MB 33
Goalies: WDC-Josh Dykhoff (28 saves); MB-Chase Engebretson (17 saves)
Overall: WDC 7-15-1. Next: WDC at Fergus Falls 7:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7.

Alexandria 4, Little Falls 0

ALEXANDRIA — Caleb Strong recorded a hat trick for Class 1A’s 8th-ranked Alexandria Cardinals in a 4-0 win over Class 1A’s 10th-ranked Little Falls Flyers in a Section 6-1A matchup Tuesday, Feb 4.

The Flyers Dane Couture collected 21 saves.

Little Falls lost for the first time in three games. The Cardinals beat Little Falls 3-1 Nov. 26.


Alexandria 2 2 0 -- 4
Little Falls 0 0 0 -- 0

First period: Alex-Caleb Strong (Joe Bigger) 2:59; Alex-Strong (Josiah Gronholz, Andrew Revering) ppg 13:37
Second period: Alex-Gronholz (Shane Birkeland, Matthew Carlson) 13:24; Alex-Strong (Revering, Joe Westlund) 15:39
Shots on goal: LF 28, Ale 25
Goalies: LF-Dane Couture (21 saves); Alex-Landyn James (28 saves)
Overall: LF 17-5-1. Next: Little Falls hosts Sauk Rapids 7:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7.
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