LAKER BOYS HOCKEY Warroad ends DL's season
The season came to an end for the Detroit Lakes hockey team, after an 8-2 loss in the Section 8-2A quarterfinals against Warroad.
The No. 6 seeded Lakers (10-15-0) had a tough time skating to the Warroad (13-11-1) net, after being outshot 42-20, as the Warriors piled on four goals in the first period.
The Lakers were able to score two goals in the second period, on a Casey Paskey tally 5:29 into the frame, while Nick LeTourneau added the second one.
Assists were dished out to Ethan Brekke, Wilson Lysford and Sam Velde.
Warroad had well spread out scoring, with seven different players finding the back of the net.
Those included Cody Heppner, Tommy Astrup (two), Tyler Elson, Logen Berg, Ben Smieja, Kyle Sylvester and Austin Streiff.
DL freshman goalie MacKenzie Steele was busy with 34 saves, while Andy Foster picked up the win with 18.
Warroad lost to No. 2 East Grand Forks in the semifinals, while top-seeded Thief River Falls downed Park Rapids 5-0.
The Prowlers will face the Green Wave for the section title Thursday in Warroad at 7 p.m.
Section 8-2A quarterfinals: (6) Detroit Lakes vs. (3) Warroad, in Warroad, Friday, Feb. 24.
Lakers 0 2 0 - 2
Warriors 4 2 2 - 8
1st Period -- Scoring: WRROAD - Sylvester Goal (Anderson, Timm) 0:35. WRROAD - Heppner Goal (Pederson, Smieja) 1:36. WRROAD - Streiff Goal (Pederson) 4:24. WRROAD - Astrup Goal (Sylvester) 7:46. Penalties: Brekke, DTRTLK (Tripping, Minor, 2 min) 3:54. Haataja, WRROAD (Tripping, Minor, 2 min) 4:26.
2nd Period -- Scoring: DTRTLK - Paskey Goal (Brekke) 5:29. WRROAD - Smieja Goal (Pfeiffer, Timm) 8:57. WRROAD - Berg Goal (Haataja, Streiff) 14:24. DTRTLK - LeTourneau Goal (Lysford, Velde) 15:06. Penalties: Elson, WRROAD (Elbowing, Minor, 2 min) 1:41. Herrmann, DTRTLK (Holding, Minor, 2 min) 2:15. Velde, DTRTLK (Tripping, Minor, 2 min) 6:11.
3rd Period -- Scoring: WRROAD - Astrup Goal 2:48. WRROAD - Elson Goal (PP) (Astrup, Sylvester) 13:05. Penalties: Harrison, WRROAD (Roughing, Minor, 2 min) 5:29. Collins, DTRTLK (Tripping, Minor, 2 min) 12:56.
Shots on goal -- DL 8 7 5 - 20...Warr 12 16 14 - 42.
Saves -- DL (MacKenzie Steele) 34...Warr (Andy Foster) 18.