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Area Boys Hockey: Lightning succumb to top-seeded Moose

MONTICELLO--The eighth-seeded Northern Lakes Lightning hung in with the top-seeded Monticello Moose for two periods before being eliminated 8-3 in Thursday's Section 5-1A quarterfinal.

MONTICELLO-The eighth-seeded Northern Lakes Lightning hung in with the top-seeded Monticello Moose for two periods before being eliminated 8-3 in Thursday's Section 5-1A quarterfinal.

Goals by Lucas Cartie and Kasey Couture knotted the score 2-2 in the first, only to see Monticello's Troy Dahlheimer slip in a short-hander to put the Moose up 3-2 at the first intermission.

Garrett Westlund made good on a power play in the second period to keep Northern Lakes close at 5-3.

Monticello buried three unanswered goals, while outshooting the Lightning 16-4 in the third, to seal the win with a 55-22 total shots-on-goal advantage.

Goalie Jake Arnold recorded 47 saves for Northern Lakes.

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Monticello 3 2 3-8

Northern Lakes 2 1 0-3

First period: NL-Lucas Cartie (Garrett Westlund) 3:07; M-Chase Bocken (Jake Friede) 6:09; M-Troy Dahlheimer (Tyler Anderson) 6:48; NL-Kasey Couture 9:19; M-Dahlheimer shg 12:55

Second period: M-Jeff Henrikson (Matt Miller) 5:23; NL-Westlund (Zach Trenkenschu, Dylan Mesenbrink) ppg 12:33; M-Jack Saunders (Dahlheimer) ppg 14:35

Third period: M-Devon Lyons (Saunders) 6:41; M-Nick Foldesi (Dahlheimer, Saunders) ppg 14:51; M-Chasse Bocken (Kayle Bocken) 15:41

Shots on goal: NL 22, M 55

Goalies: NL-Jake Arnold (47 saves); M-Tyler Klatt (19 saves)

Overall: NL finishes 6-20.

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