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Laker girls hockey outmatched by Bemidji

The Detroit Lakes girls' hockey team got a pretty chilly reception when it traveled to Bemidji Tuesday night, as the Lumberjacks handed the visiting team a 10-0 shutout.

The Lakers, whose season record fell to 3-9-0 with the loss, were never able to mount much of an offense against Bemidji.

"Bemidji has a pretty good team, they're pretty fast," said DL head coach Dan Maloney. "Our players worked hard in that game, we just got outmatched at times."

With a number of injured players thinning out its roster, DL managed just 10 shots on goal -- all of them saved by Lumberjack goalie Laura Thompson. Her counterpart had a much tougher time of it, as the home team launched a total of 46 shots toward Laker goalie Veronica Roy, finding the net 10 times.

"Our goaltender saw a lot of shots on net, and actually played pretty well for us," Maloney said. "She made some quality saves throughout the evening, and is consistently getting better for us.

"We played hard throughout all three periods, Bemidji just capitalized on their scoring opportunities and got the upper hand."

The Lakers have had "a few good practices" over the holiday break, and hope for a much better outcome from their Tuesday night home game against Fargo South, which gets underway at 7 p.m.

Vicki Gerdes

Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 16 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as covering city council and the Lake Park-Audubon School Board. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.

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