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Boys Hockey: Ball's goal deflates Storm

SAUK RAPIDS - Cole Ball netted the winning score with three minutes left for the Brainerd Warriors who snapped a six-game winless streak by defeating the Sauk Rapids-Rice Storm 3-2 in a 2-point Central Lakes Conference game Thursday.

Cole Ball
Cole Ball

SAUK RAPIDS - Cole Ball netted the winning score with three minutes left for the Brainerd Warriors who snapped a six-game winless streak by defeating the Sauk Rapids-Rice Storm 3-2 in a 2-point Central Lakes Conference game Thursday.

Peter Dahl and Matt Blanch also tallied goals for the Warriors who led 2-1 after two periods. Landon Rivard finished with a pair of assists while Josh Howieson, Blanch and Tate Motschenbacher each collected one.

Brady Mick picked up the win with 38 saves for the Warriors who were outshot 40-21.

Sauk Rapids 1 0 1 - 2

Brainerd 1 1 1 - 3

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First period: SRR-Calvin Barthel (Wyatt Orth) 3:41; Brd-Peter Dahl (Josh Howieson, Landon Rivard) ppg 4:47

Second period: Brd-Matt Blanch (Rivard) 16:03

Third period: SRR-Brandon Duray (Aaron Peckskamp, Dean Marlin) ppg 4:35; Brd-Cole Ball (Blanch, Tate Motschenbacher) 14:01

Shots on goal: Brd 21, SRR 40

Goalies: Brd-Brady Mick (38 saves); SRR-Louie Marlin (18 saves)

Conference: Brd 3-4-1. Overall: Brd 6-11-1. Next: Moorhead at Brainerd 7:15 p.m. Tuesday.

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