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Boys Hockey: Warriors tag Knights with loss

Anthony Menghini

ALBERTVILLE—Anthony Menghini netted the winning goal and added one assist for the Brainerd Warriors in a 3-2 win over the St. Michael-Albertville Knights in a Section 8-2A matchup Monday, Feb. 11.

The Warriors are 7-3 against section opponents, the defending-champion Knights are 3-4-1.

Joe Klang and Nathan Kruse handed Brainerd a 2-0 lead after the first. Brainerd goalie Luke Saiko kept the 3-2 lead with a perfect third and finished with 27 saves for the 15-8 Warriors.

St. Michael-A 0 2 0—2

Brainerd 2 1 0—3

First period: Brd-Joe Klang 14:00, Brd-Nathan Kruse (Anthony Menghini) 2:54

Second period: STMA-Adam Flammang (Cody Kelly, Nate Swenson) ppg 15:36, Brd-Anthony Menghini (Riley Andres, Mason Kruse) 15:16, STMA- Adam Flammang (Cody Kelly) 4:45

Shots on goal: Brd 23, STMA 29

Goalies: Brd- Luke Saiko (27 saves); STMA- Blake Marhula (20 saves)

Overall: Brd 15-8. Next: Brainerd at Moorhead 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12.