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Boys Hockey: Thunderhawks defeat Warriors in tourney finale

GRAND RAPIDS - Dylan McLain scored twice for Brainerd as the Warriors finished the Perpich North South Challenge with a 5-2 loss to the Grand Rapids Thunderhawks on Wednesday.

Brady Mick
Brady Mick

GRAND RAPIDS - Dylan McLain scored twice for Brainerd as the Warriors finished the Perpich North South Challenge with a 5-2 loss to the Grand Rapids Thunderhawks on Wednesday.

Josh Howieson collected two assists and Peter Dahl one for the Warriors, who beat Hibbing 2-1 in overtime Monday and Virginia 3-2 on Tuesday.

Brainerd goalie Brady Mick recorded 43 saves as the Warriors were outshot 49-11.

The Thunderhawks improved to 6-8-0 as they won for only the second time in their last 10 games. Micah Miller had a hat trick for the Thunderhawks.

Grand Rapids 2 1 2 - 5

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Brainerd 1 1 0 - 2

First period: GR-Micah Miller (Eric Sarkela, Daltun Anderson) :35; Brd-Dylan McLain (Peter Dahl, Josh Howieson) ppg 7:56; GR-Miller (Sarkela, Mitchell Mattson) 8:23

Second period: GR-Mattson (Gunnar Harris, John Stampohar) 7:36; Brd-McLain (Howieson) ppg 15:09

Third period: GR-Mattson (Harris) 3:17; GR-Miller (Mattson, Anderson) eng 16:39

Shots on goal: Brd 11, GR 49

Goalies: Brd-Brady Mick (43 saves); GR-Sam Gerth (9 saves)

Overall: Brd 5-7-0. Next: Roseau at Brainerd 2 p.m. Saturday.

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