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Area Boys Hockey: Little Falls flies past Lightning

BREEZY POINT - Thomas Miller and Hunter Swanson each scored two goals to go with assists for Little Falls in the Flyers' 7-1 Section 6-1A victory over Northern Lakes Thursday.

BREEZY POINT - Thomas Miller and Hunter Swanson each scored two goals to go with assists for Little Falls in the Flyers' 7-1 Section 6-1A victory over Northern Lakes Thursday.

Flyers' goalie Justin Pekula recorded 16 saves to help Little Falls win its fourth straight game.

Little Falls' Andrew Marod recorded two assists while Lucas Sowada added a goal and assist for Little Falls.

Josh Maucieri scored the lone Lightning goal.

Northern Lakes 1 0 0 - 1

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Little Falls 1 5 1 - 7

First period: LF-Thomas Miller (Andrew Marod, Hunter Swanson) 15:58, NL-Josh Maucieri (Nick Reed, Max Tangen) ppg 12:21

Second period: LF- Lucas Sowada (Miller) 14:33, LF-Swanson (Benjamin Sowada, Brett Czajkowski) 9:49, LF-Landon Bjorge (Alec Stark) ppg 5:38, LF- Swanson 2:27, LF- Miller (A. Marod, L. Sowada) 0:52

Third period: LF-Braden Backowski 2:00

Shots on goal: LF 15 17 16-48, NL 8 4 5-17

Goalies: LF Justin Pekula(16 saves); NL- Jaeger Reed(41 saves)

Overall: LF 6-2, NL 3-2. Next: Little Falls at Becker/Big Lake in Princeton 7:15 p.m. Tuesday. Next: Northern Lakes at Wadena-Deer Creek 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Park Rapids 4, Wadena-DC 3

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PARK RAPIDS - Dylan McManigle, Dylan Phillips and Max Phillips netted goals in the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines' 4-3 loss to the Park Rapids Panthers in a Mid-State Conference match Thursday.

Goalie Reid Miller was credited with 31 saves for the Wolverines who were outshot 35-19.

Park Rapids 1 2 0 - 3

Wadena-DC 2 1 1 - 4

First period: PR-Kiefer Miller 0:43; PR-Chase Brand (Matt Delahunt) ppg 6:08; WDC-Dylan McManigle (Dylan Phillips) ppg 6:35

Second period: PR-Jarret Johnson (Matt Bade) 3:29; WDC-Dylan Phillips (Max Phillips) 8:53; WDC-Max Phillips 16:11

Third period: PR-Brand (Johnson) ppg 5:33

Shots on goal: WDC 19, PR 35

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Goalies: WDC-Reid Miller (31 saves); PR-Austin Jerger (16 saves)

Conference: WDC 0-1. Overall: WDC 2-3. Next: Red Lake Falls at Wadena-Deer Creek 3 p.m. Saturday.

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