Area Boys Hockey: Donovan's hat trick leads Lightning
WADENA--Shane Donovan scored a hat trick including the final two goals of the game that gave the Northern Lakes Lightning a 6-4 Mid-State Conference win over the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines Friday, Jan. 25.
WADENA-Shane Donovan scored a hat trick including the final two goals of the game that gave the Northern Lakes Lightning a 6-4 Mid-State Conference win over the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines Friday, Jan. 25.
WD-C took a 2-0 first-period lead with goals from Lleyton Pettit and Max Phillips.
Northern Lakes went up 3-2 in the second on Donovan's first goal plus scores from Caiden Kjelstrom and Kyler Couture. Phillips tied the score 3-3 with his second goal just before the break.
After John Oberg put W-DC back on top less than a minute into the third, the Lightning netted the next three goals led off by Hunter Nybakken. Donovan put Northern Lakes up for good at 13:43 and added an empty-netter to complete his hat trick.
Northern Lakes outshot the Wolverines 34-29. Adler Hoagland collected 25 saves for the Lightning and Josh Dykhoff 28 for W-DC.
Wadena-Deer Creek 2 1 1-4
Northern Lakes 0 3 3-6
First period: WDC-Lleyten Pettit 1:43; WDC-Max Phillips (Justin Dykhoff, Tyler Reese) 15:00
Second period: NL-Shane Donovan ppg 1:11; NL-Caiden Kjelstrom 11:10; NL-Kyler Couture (Donovan) 14:24; WDC-Phillips (Colby Schertler) 16:32
Third period: WDC-John Oberg (Logan Robinson) 0:56; NL-Hunter Nybakken (Donovan, Couture) 11:30; NL-Donovan (Couture) 13:43; NL-Donovan eng 15:59
Shots on goal: NL 34, WDC 29
Goalies: NL-Adler Hoagland (25 saves); WDC-Josh Dykhoff (28 saves)
Conference: NL 3-3-1, WDC 1-5-1. Overall: NL 5-13-1, WDC 7-10-1. Next: Northern Lakes at Mora/Milaca 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29; WDC hosts St. Cloud Cathedral 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29.