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Laker girls' hockey falls to Thief River Falls

The game on the ice was much closer than on the scoreboard between the Detroit Lakes and Thief River Falls girls' hockey teams Thursday evening inside Ralph Engelstad Arena.

The Prowlers converted nine goals out of 29 shots on net, while DL's goal percentage was much lower, with two goals out of 25 shots in a 9-2 loss.

Brianna Seebold and Callie Johnson each scored DL's goals after TRF jumped out to a 4-0 advantage in the first period.

The Lakers cut the lead in half at 4-2, with Seebold and Johnson scoring back-to-back goals, before the Prowlers notched five unanswered scores.

"We were able to generate some offense and had some halfway decent looks, but Thief River Falls capitalized on their scoring chances," said DL head coach Dan Maloney. "To have the shots that close and lose 9-2, we need to play better in many different areas."

Amanda Moore started in goal for the Lakers and was replaced by Veronica Roy midway through the second.

"It just didn't prove to be our night," Maloney said. "Thief River Falls had some solid goaltending and they are a good team. But we are capable of playing better."

The Laker junior varsity team won their first game of the season, defeating the Prowlers 3-2, as goalie Shayna Dugger posted the win in the net with 18 saves.

The Lakers (1-7-1) will host Park Rapids Tuesday for a 7 p.m. start.