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Girls Hockey: Zimmerman's goal gives Lightning win over Flying Warriors

Hannah Zimmerman scored the game-winner with 46 seconds left to propel the Northern Lakes Lightning to a 4-3 non-conference win over the Brainerd/Little Falls Flying Warriors Tuesday night at Essentia Health Sports Center.

The Northern Lakes Lightning’s Bella Abear (left) and Hannah Zimmerman celebrate after the game winning goal Tuesday against the Flying Warriors. (Kelly Humphrey, Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery)
The Northern Lakes Lightning’s Bella Abear (left) and Hannah Zimmerman celebrate after the game winning goal Tuesday against the Flying Warriors. (Kelly Humphrey, Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery)

Hannah Zimmerman scored the game-winner with 46 seconds left to propel the Northern Lakes Lightning to a 4-3 non-conference win over the Brainerd/Little Falls Flying Warriors Tuesday night at Essentia Health Sports Center.

Kennedy Rusk's goal at 7:01 of the third had tied the game 3-3 for BLF, which lost despite outshooting the Lightning 32-22.

Brooke Mimmack and Ally Smith scored the other Flying Warriors goal. Maddie Ellingson notched two assists for BLF.

Bella Abear scored twice for the Lightning. Maria Reed registered the other Northern Lakes marker and collected two assists.

Madison Galligan made 29 saves for the Lightning while Olivia King recorded 18 for the Flying Warriors.

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Northern Lakes 2 0 2 - 4

Brainerd/LF 1 1 1 - 3

First period: BLF-Brooke Mimmack (Maddie Ellingson) 11:03; NL-Bella Abear (Mariah Reed, Carly Fyle) 11:31; NL-Abear (Reed) 14:09

Second period: BLF-Ally Smith 15:33

Third period: NL-Reed (Stephanie DeGrote) 5:31; BLF-Kennedy Rusk (Ellingson) 7:01; NL-Hannah Zimmerman (Sam Gutzman) 16:14

Shots on goal: BLF 7-17-8-32, NL 8-8-6-22

Goalies: BLF-Olivia King (18 saves); NL-Madison Galligan (29 saves)

Overall: BLF 7-14-0, NL 6-15-0. Next: LPGE/WDC vs. Brainerd/Little Falls at Brainerd 7:15 p.m. Friday.

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The Northern Lakes Lightning’s Bella Abear (left), Hannah Zimmerman and Ashley Kosloski celebrate after the game winning goal Tuesday against the Flying Warriors. (Kelly Humphrey, Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery)
The Northern Lakes Lightning’s Bella Abear (left), Hannah Zimmerman and Ashley Kosloski celebrate after the game winning goal Tuesday against the Flying Warriors. (Kelly Humphrey, Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery)

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