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Adapted Floor Hockey: Brainerd bombards Crimson for a big win

The Brainerd Warriors hosted the Maple Grove Crimson.

Floor hockey player hits the puck
Brainerd's Caleb Keran hits the puck against Maple Grove Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022, at Riverside Elementary School in Brainerd.
Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch

BRAINERD — Tre’ Von Otey and Cadence Atwater each scored four goals and Caleb Keran notched a hat trick as the Brainerd Warriors dominated the Maple Grove Crimson for a 14-3 victory Wednesday, Feb. 9, at Riverside Elementary.

Otey added three assists and Atwater assisted on a goal.

“We started running time in the first period,” Warrior head coach Todd Person said. “Pretty much everything we wanted to do offensively we were able to do. We started Cadence in the back on defense today, which is probably where she’ll play next year and that gave her some time back there. We did whatever we needed to do on the floor today, though.”

Hunter Zilka was the first Warrior to score on a Keran assist. Andrew Kargel, who also collected 11 saves, scored to open the second period and Owen Olson added a second-period goal for the Warriors.

“(Maple Grove) has a new coach and they’re trying to grow the program,” Person said. “In the second period, we backed off a little bit and gave them opportunities to play in our zone. They had one player who scored all three of their goals. We even pulled one of our chairs to the middle of the court to open up more things for them to move around a little bit.”

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It’s the 61st-straight victory for Brainerd, which improved to 6-0 this season.

Maple Grove 0 1 2 -- 3

Brainerd 7 3 4 -- 14

First period: Brd-Hunter Zilka (Caleb Keran) 2:14; Brd-Keran (Owen Olson) 2:54; Brd-Cadence Atwater (Keran, Tre’Von Otey) 3:15; Brd-Otey (Atwater) 5:02; Brd-Otey (Olson) 9:25; Brd-Atwater (Kadyn Robinson) 11:00; Brd-Atwater (Keran, Zilka) 12:06

Second period: Brd-Andrwe Kargel (Olson, Zilka) 2:33; Brd-Otey (Olson) 7:53; Brd-Olson (Otey) 9:58; MG-Ben Pfeifer (Joshua Plummer)

Third period: Brd-Keren (Zilka, Olson) 2:10; Brd-Atwater (Otey, Zilka) 5:02; Brd-Keran (Olson, Zilka) 6:00; MG-Pfeifer (Caleb Plummer, Joshua Plummer) 10:30; MG-Pfeifer (Caleb Plummer, Joshua Plummer) 11:26, Brd-Otey 13:25

Shots on goal: Brd 14 4 6 -- 24, MG 0 8 6 -- 14

Goalies: Brd-Andrew Kargel (11 saves), Kadyn Robinson (2 saves); MG-Abhi Prasad (10 saves)

Overall: Brd 6-0. Next: Brainerd at Robbinsdale Armstrong 4:15 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14.

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