Area Boys Hockey: Lightning strike 10 times against Park Rapids

Northern Lakes travels to Park Rapids Tuesday, Feb. 23

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PARK RAPIDS — Kyler Couture, Hunter Nybakken and Caiden Kjelstrom all finished with four points for Class 1A’s 10-ranked Northern Lakes Lightning who defeated the Park Rapids Panthers 10-1 Tuesday, Feb. 23.

Couture collected a hat trick and an assist while Nybakken and Kjelstrom each finished with two goals and two assists.

Carter Holtzleicer, Colton Craig and Robert Stephens added lone goals for the Lightning in the Mid-State Conference game.

Northern Lakes goalie Jeremiah Smythe recorded 17 saves.


Park Rapids 0 0 1 -- 1
Northern Lakes 2 5 3 -- 10

First period: NL-Hunter Nybakken (Zach Ehnstrom) 16:38; NL-Nybakken (Kyler Couture, Tyler Seeling) ppg 1:14
Second period: NL-Caiden Kjelstrom (Ehnstrom) 12:54; NL-Couture (Seeling) 11:38; NL-Couture (Owen Miller, Andrew Villarreal) 7:48; NL-Carter Holtzleicer (Robert Stephens) 2:58; NL-Couture (Nybakken, Erik Larsen) 0:01
Third period: NL-Kjelstrom ppg 15:50; PR-Jaxsen Lund 11:47; NL-Colton Craig (Nybakken, Kjelstrom) 10:40; NL-Stephens (Kjelstrom) 1:00
Shots on goal: NL 41, PR 18
Goalies: NL-Jeremiah Smythe (17 saves); PR-Sawyer Torkelsen (31 saves)
Conference: NL 4-0. Overall: NL 11-1. Next: Northern Lakes hosts Wadena-Deer Creek 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25.

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