Area Boys Hockey: Lightning double up Pine City

The Northern Lakes Lightning and Little Falls Flyers were in action Tuesday.

Tyler Seeling

BREEZY POINT — Tyler Seeling scored five times to lead the Northern Lakes Lightning to an 8-4 non-conference victory over the Pine City Dragons Tuesday, Jan. 4.

Zach Ehnstrom, Quady Bernu and Logan Verville also tallied goals for Northern Lakes.

Nigel Desanto recorded 27 saves for the Lightning and Christian Crotcher finished with three assists.


Pine City 2 1 1 — 4
Northern Lakes 3 1 4 — 8

First period: PC-Aidan Welch (Ryder Youngbauer) 15:46; NL-Tyler Seeling (Christian Crotcher, Colten Craig) 9:44, PC-Aidan Welch (Ryder Youngbauer, Hunter Haug) 4:07, NL-Zach Ehnstrom (Isaac Peterson, Tyler Berg) 2:51, NL-Seeling (Crotcher, Jamison St. Clair) 2:39
Second period: NL-Quady Bernu 10:30, PC-Seth Linnell 5:00
Third period: NL-Logan Verville (St. Clair, Crotcher) 15:35, NL-Seeling (Craig) 12:05, PC-Mason Mikyska (Jimmy Lindholm, Mason Rydberg) 10:08, NL-Seeling 6:59, NL-Seeling (Bernu) 1:40
Shots on goal: NL 29, PC 33
Goalies: NL-Nigel Desanto (27 saves); PC-Mason Olson (21 saves)
Overall: NL 5-4. Next: Northern Lakes hosts Prairie Centre 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6.

Little Falls 5, Bemidji 1

BEMIDJI — Richie Varriano stopped 44 of the 45 shots he faced to help lead Class 1A’s third-ranked Little Falls to a 5-1 victory over the Bemidji Lumberjacks Tuesday, Jan 4.

Matt Filippi tallied two goals and two assists for the Flyers while Hayden Johnson finished with a goal and two assists.

Carter Oothoudt recorded a goal and two assists and Isaiah Jendro added a goal for Little Falls.


Bemidji 1 0 0 – 1
Little Falls 2 2 1 – 5

First period: LF-Matt Filippi (Hayden Johnson, Carter Oothoudt) PPG 1:25, LF-Isaiah Jendro (Joey Welinski) PPG 13:02, Ben-Wyatt Mattfield (Nick Yavarow, Wylee Gladen) 13:16
Second period: LF-Hayden Johnson (Matt Filippi, Collin Kray) 1:40, LF-Carter Oothoudt (Hayden Johnson, Matt Filippi) 2:59
Third period: LF-Matt Filippi 16:52
Shots on goal: LF 31, Bem 45
Goalies: LF Richie Varriano (44 saves); Bem- Brayden Puppe (9 saves), Jackson Hill (17 Saves)
Overall: LF 13-0. Next: Little Falls hosts Hutchinson 7:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7.
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