Area Boys Hockey: Lightning, Flyers advance
Little Falls 6, Prairie Centre 2 LITTLE FALLS - Landon Bjorge tallied a hat trick during the No. 7 seeded Little Falls Flyers 6-2 win over the No. 10 seeded Prairie Centre North Stars in Saturday's Section 6-1A play-in game. connor Jorgensen, Ril...
Little Falls 6, Prairie Centre 2
LITTLE FALLS - Landon Bjorge tallied a hat trick during the No. 7 seeded Little Falls Flyers 6-2 win over the No. 10 seeded Prairie Centre North Stars in Saturday's Section 6-1A play-in game.
connor Jorgensen, Riley Scanlon and Nick Himley also scored for the Flyers, who advance to place No. 2 St. Cloud Cathedral in Tuesday's quarterfinals.
Ezra Spandl made 11 saves.
Prairie Centre 0 0 2 - 2
Little Falls 1 4 1 - 6
First period: LF- Connor Jorgensen (Austin Fenske, Luke Sowada) 9:51
Second period: LF-Landon Bjorge (Riley Scanlon, Thomas Miller) 3:35, LF-Scanlon (Miller, Landon Atkinson) 6:05, LF-Bjorge 10:07 PP, LF-Nik Himley (Bryce Dedomines) 13:41
Third period: PC-Kyle Rutten (Noah Schmidt, Seth Deters) 4:15 PP, PC-Noah Fletcher (Emil Lindfors, Brandon Bailey) 4:23 PP, LF-Bjorge (Jorgensen, Miller) 8:56
Shots on goal: LF 50, PC 13
Goalies: LF-Ezra Spandl (11 saves); PC-Mitch Bauer (44 saves)
Overall: LF 13-12-1. Next: Little Falls vs. No. 2 St. Cloud Cathedral in Section 6-1A quarterfinals at MAC in St. Cloud 5:15 p.m. Tuesday.
Northern Lakes 5, Wadena-Deer Creek 0
BREEZY POINT - Joshua Maucieri and Kyle Sellner both scored two goals for the No. 8 Northern Lakes Lightnings who blanked No. 9 Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines 5-0 Saturday.
It's the fourth straight victory for the Lightning and the third win this season against W-DC.
W-DC's Toby Wood made 29 saves and Mitch Stangel ade 24 for the Lightning.
Jake Hyytinen rounded out the scoring for Northern Lakes, which will play No. 1 Alexandria in Tuesday's quarterfinal.
Wadena-Deer Creek 0 0 0 - 0
Northern Lakes 1 2 2 - 5
First period: NL-Kyle Sellner 13:14
Second period: NL-Joshua Maucieri (Wyatt Kokesh) 1:49, NL-Maucieri (Luke LeMieur, Kokesh) 5:00
Third period: NL-Jake Hyytinen (Austin Mesenbrink) 2:16 PP, NL-Sellner (Kokesh, Derrek French) 8:59
Shots on goal: NL 34, WDC 24
Goalies: NL-Mitch Stangel (24 saves); WDC-Toby Wood (29 saves)
Overall: NL 11-15, WDC 7-19. Next: Northern Lakes at No. 1 Alexandria in Section 6-1A quarterfinal 7 p.m. Tuesday.