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Area Boys Hockey: Flyers win thriller in St. Paul

Area Boys Hockey Nov. 26

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ST. PAUL — Matt Filippi scored the game-winning seven seconds into overtime for Little Falls in its 6-5 win over Orono Friday, Nov. 26, at TRIA Rink in St. Paul.

Filippi’s game-winner completed a hat trick for him as he scored twice in the second period.

Carter Oothoudt also scored a hat trick for the Flyers and scored twice in the second period. His third goal tied the game in the third period with under two minutes to go.

Hayden Johnson tallied three assists for the Flyers including Filippi’s game-winner.

Orono’s Eason Sankey recorded a hat trick as the game featured three players with hat tricks.

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Flyers’ goaltender Richie Varriano notched 35 saves in net as Orono outshot Little Falls 40-31.

Orono 0 2 3 0 — 5
Little Falls 0 4 1 1 — 6

Second period: LF-Carter Oothoudt (Hayden Johnson) 1:38, O-Bradley Walker 2:45, LF-Carter Oothoudt SHG 7:35, O-Eason Sankey 10:16, LF-Matt Filippi (Joey Welinski) 15:03, LF-Matt Filippi (Carter Oothoudt, Hayden Johnson) 16:54
Third period: O-Easton Sankey 0:37, O-Easton Sankey 3:19, O-Connor Lang 10:13, LF-Carter Oothoudt (Matthew Cooper) 15:17
Overtime: LF-Matt Filippi (Hayden Johnson) 0:07
Shots on goal: LF 31, O 40
Goalies: LF Richie Varriano (35 saves); O-Johnny DeLong (25 saves)
Overall: LF 1-0. Next: Little Falls vs. Monticello 5:45 p.m. at TRIA Rink in St. Paul.

Proctor 6, WDC 5 (OT)

PROCTOR — The Proctor Rails scored the game-winning goal with 2:14 left in overtime to beat the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines 6-5 Friday, Nov. 26.

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WDC outshot Proctor 31-29 in the overtime game.

The Wolverines are back at it Saturday, Nov. 27, against Two Harbors.

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