It was smooth skating for the Detroit Lakes girls' hockey team, which outshot visiting Morris/Benson 52-13 on the way to a convincing 8-1 victory Tuesday.
DL goalie Haileigh Wenger recorded the shutout with 13 saves, while seven different Lakers found the net.
Senior forward Callie Johnson scored on back-to-back goals late in the first period and early in the second, while DL surged for five tallies in the second period to break the game open.
Emily Payne started the scoring 11:22 into the game after DL skated to a sluggish start, but after that, the floodgates opened.
After Johnson's two goals put DL up 3-0, Emily Seebold, Hailey Sonstegard, Sydney Haman and Jamie Bollig followed her into the scoring category.
Randa Larsen capped the scoring in the third, as DL was 1-1 on power play opportunities, that coming by Seebold.
Johnson also added three assists in the game.
The Lakers (4-18) will host Pequot Lakes (10-8) Thursday for a 7:30 p.m. start. They will travel to East Grand Forks (14-7-1) Saturday for a 1 p.m. start.
Prowlers jump past Lakers
The visiting Thief River Falls girls' hockey team used a five-goal second period to separate themselves from the host Lakers, en route to an 8-1 victory Monday.
The Prowlers scored the first seven goals and took a 2-0 lead into the second period, where they buried five more scores past DL goalie Veronica Badurek.
The puck was in the Lakers' zone for much of the game, as the Prowlers outshot DL by a wide margin of 54-10.
Each of Sylvia Marolt and Kora Torkelson had two goals, while Madison Poole, Kaylee Eskeli, Emily Bergland and Ava Marolt had the other tallies.
Brandi Malwitz added three assists in the winning effort.
DL's goal was scored by Payne in the third period, with Johnson assisting.
Morris/Benson at Detroit Lakes, Tuesday, Jan. 22.
Storm 0 0 0 - 0
Lakers 2 5 1 - 8
1st Period -- Scoring: DL - Payne Goal 11:22; DL - Johnson Goal (Johnson, Payne) 15:34. Penalties: None. Goalie Changes: None.
2nd Period -- Scoring: DL - Johnson Goal 1:24; DL - Seebold Goal (PP) (Sonstegard, Johnson) 3:49; DL - Sonstegard Goal (Haman) 4:04; DL - Haman Goal (Sonstegard) 10:33; DL - Bollig Goal (Johnson, Schiltz) 14:54. Penalties: Walz, MORRIS (Tripping, Minor, 2 min) 3:12. Goalie Changes: None.
3rd Period -- Scoring: DL - Larsen Goal (Johnson) 1:02. Penalties: None. Goalie Changes: None.
Shots on goal -- DL 24 19 9 - 52...MB 4 5 4 - 13.
Saves -- DL (Haileigh Wenger) 13...MB (Shianne Wold) 44.
Thief River Falls at Detroit Lakes, Monday, Jan. 21.
Prowlers 2 5 1 - 8
Lakers 0 0 1 - 1
1st Period -- Scoring: T.R.F. - Poole Goal (Torkelson, Martell) 10:59; T.R.F. - Torkelson Goal (Jorde) 14:29. Penalties: Bergland, T.R.F. (Hooking, Minor, 2 min) 7:00. Goalie Changes: None.
2nd Period -- Scoring: T.R.F. - Marolt Goal (Malwitz) 0:09; T.R.F. - Bergland Goal (Malwitz) 9:28; T.R.F. - Eskeli Goal 10:09; T.R.F. - Torkelson Goal (Norlin) 11:23; T.R.F. - Marolt Goal (Malwitz, Bergland) 12:33. Penalties: Malwitz, T.R.F. (Hooking, Minor, 2 min) 3:39; Schiltz, DL (Interference, Minor, 2 min) 14:07. Goalie Changes: None.
3rd Period -- Scoring: DL - Payne Goal (Johnson) 0:52; T.R.F. - Marolt Goal (Olson) 4:30. Penalties: Malwitz, T.R.F. (Cross-Checking, Minor, 2 min) 7:45; Schiltz, DL (Tripping, Minor, 2 min) 10:17; Marolt, T.R.F. (Head Contact, Major, 5 min) 11:49. Goalie Changes: None.
Shots on goal - DL 6 1 3 - 10...TRF 20 19 15 - 54.
Saves - DL (Veronica Badurek) 46...TRF (Frances Marshall) 9.