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Boys Hockey: Kleffman, Warriors blank Stars

PAYNESVILLE--Brainerd Warriors' Colin Kleffman recorded 18 saves for his sixth shutout of the season in an 8-0 Central Lakes Conference victory over the River Lakes Stars Thursday.

PAYNESVILLE-Brainerd Warriors' Colin Kleffman recorded 18 saves for his sixth shutout of the season in an 8-0 Central Lakes Conference victory over the River Lakes Stars Thursday.

The Warriors' seventh consecutive victory guarantees them a share of the conference crown with one game remaining.

Sophomore Josh McLain tallied three goals for Class 2A's ninth-ranked Warriors.

Nick Hastings followed with two goals and Wyatt Andres, Joe Klang and Matt Fischer each registered two assists for the 9-0 Warriors.

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River Lakes 0 0 0-0

First period: Brd-Christian Radolph (Nick Karsnsia) 15:07, Brd-Matt Fucher (John McLain) 9:29

Second period: Brd-Brady Anderson (Will Lundstrom, Nick Karsnsia) 14:03, Brd-Josh McLain (Riley Andres, Wyatt Andres) 8:55, Brd-Nick Hastings (Matt Fischer, Mason Kruse) 8:40, Brd-Josh McLain (Joe Klang, Luke Johnson) ppg 4:56

Third period: Brd-Nick Hastings (Matt Fischer, Joe Klang) 5:25, Brd-Josh McLain (Wyatt Andres) 4:10

Shots on goal: Brd 24, RL 18

Goalies: Brd-Colin Kleffman (18 saves); RL (16 saves)

Conference: Brd 9-0. Overall: Brd 18-5. Next: St. Michael-Albertville at Brainerd 7:15 p.m. Tuesday.

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