Boys Hockey: Top-ranked Hawks too much for Warriors

The Brainerd Warriors traveled to top-ranked Hermantown Saturday, Feb. 6.

Eric Pohlkamp

HERMANTOWN — Eric Pohlkamp’s first-period goal put the Brainerd Warriors up 1-0 against Class 1A’s top-ranked Hermantown Hawks Saturday, Feb. 6.

But the Hawks came back to score the next six goals and defeated the Warriors 6-1 as they outshot Brainerd 54-8.

Pohlkamp scored on an assist from Grant Gardiepy and Andrew Zuk at the 4:48 mark of the first period.

The Hawks’ power-play was trouble for Brainerd scoring two goals in three attempts.

Brainerd’s Jed Klang turned away 48 of the 54 shots he faced.


Hermantown 1 1 4 -- 6
Brainerd 1 0 0 -- 1

First period: B-Eric Pohlkamp (Grant Gardiepy, Andrew Zuk) 4:48; H-Beau Janzig (Zam Plante, Ethan Lund) 8:52
Second period: H-Plante (George Peterson, Mikey Graves) shg 8:52
Third period: H-Aydyn Dowd (Cole Antcliff) 5:16; H-Gavin Blomdahl (Ty Hanson, Jack Glockle) ppg 8:25; H-Plante (Dowd, Joey Pierce) 12:33; H-Aaron Pionk (Pierce, Lund) 15:36
Shots on goal: Brd 8, H 54
Goalies: Brd-Jed Klang (48 saves); H-Garron Opsahl (7 saves)
Overall: Brd 2-3. Next: Brainerd at Grand Rapids 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9.

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