Boys Hockey: Thunderhawks beat Brainerd 6-2

Brainerd Warriors travel to Grand Rapids Tuesday, Feb. 9

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GRAND RAPIDS — Andrew Zuk and Landon Mackcow netted the only two goals for the Brainerd Warriors who were defeated 6-2 by Class 2A’s sixth-ranked Grand Rapids Thunderhawks in a non-conference game Tuesday, Feb. 9.

Their efforts propelled Brainerd to a 2-1 first-period lead before three late power-play goals gave Grand Rapids a 4-2 lead at the first intermission.

The Thunderhawks added two more unanswered goals in the second as they outshot Brainerd 37-7 over the first two periods and finished with a 46-8 shots-on-goal advantage. Brainerd managed just one shot on goal in each of the last two periods.


Warrior goalie Jed Klang collected 40 saves.

Grand Rapids 4 2 0 -- 6
Brainerd 2 0 0 -- 2

First period: GR-Wade Brouse (John Bonner 3:15; Brd-Andrew Zuk (Alex Jones, Cole Mackcow) ppg 8:17; Brd-Landon Mackcow (Max Roby, Aden Exstrand) 9:31; GR-Jack Peart, Joey DelGreco, Ren Morque) ppg 12:35; GR-Morque (Peart, DelGreco) ppg 14:25; GR-DelGreco (Peart, Braeden Holcomb) ppg 16:38
Second period: GR-Hunter Bischoff (DelGreco, Holcomb) 1:41; GR-Morque Brouse, Will Stauffer)
Shots on goal: Brd 8, GR 46
Goalies: Brd-Jed Klang (40 saves); GR-Wyatt Pilkenton (6 saves)
Overall: Brd 2-5. Next: Brainerd hosts Alexandria 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11.

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