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Boys Hockey - Warroad's fast start downs DL

A five-goal first period was more than enough for the undefeated Warroad boys' hockey team, as they moved on to defeat the visiting Detroit Lakes team 10-2 Saturday.

Kobe Roth notched the first two goals for the Warriors in the first 3:45 of the game, as Warroad rolled from there, with tallies from Jared Bethune, Zach Johnston on a power play and Nick Jaycox.

Bethune found the net three more times, while Roth added another for his hat trick.

Warroad outshot the Lakers by a 34-20 margin, as DL goalie MacKenzie Steele had 24 saves and Warrior goaltender Justin King had 18.

Detroit Lakes climbed on the board with Taylor Johnson finding the back of the net on a Taylor Magnuson assist, while senior center Austin Rusness scored 12:47 into the second on an assist by Jonathan Hallisey.

The Lakers (1-3) will host Prairie Centre (0-3) Friday for a 7:30 p.m. start.

Laker results

Detroit Lakes at Warroad, Saturday, Dec. 1.

Lakers 0 2 0 - 2

Warriors 5 3 2 - 10

1st Period -- Scoring: WRROAD - Roth Goal (Heppner) 1:07; WRROAD - Roth Goal (Bethune, Heppner) 3:45; WRROAD - Bethune Goal (Roth) 9:31; WRROAD - Johnston Goal (PP) (Sylvester, Jaycox) 12:17; WRROAD - Jaycox Goal (Sylvester) 14:40. Penalties: Rusness, DTRTLK (Slashing, Minor, 2 min) 12:03; Heppner, WRROAD (Elbowing, Minor, 2 min) 14:53. Goalie Changes: None.

2nd Period -- Scoring: WRROAD - Bethune Goal (Anderson) 1:17; DTRTLK - Johnson Goal (Magnuson) 8:07; WRROAD - Bethune Goal (Roth, Heppner) 12:26; DTRTLK - Rusness Goal (Hallisey) 12:47; WRROAD - Smieja Goal (Anderson, Nelson) 13:27. Penalties: Jaycox, WRROAD (Tripping, Minor, 2 min) 1:39; Smieja, WRROAD (Holding, Minor, 2 min) 8:15; Nelson, DTRTLK (Cross-Checking, Minor, 2 min) 10:26; Herrmann, DTRTLK (Tripping, Minor, 2 min) 15:58. Goalie Changes: None.

3rd Period -- Scoring: WRROAD - Bethune Goal (PP) (Sylvester, Roth) 0:13; WRROAD - Roth Goal (Bethune, Sylvester) 7:58. Penalties: Fritz, DTRTLK (Tripping, Minor, 2 min) 5:34; Sylvester, WRROAD (Hooking, Minor, 2 min) 10:53. Goalie Changes: None.

Shots on goal - DL 6 9 5 - 20...Warr 14 12 8 - 34.

Saves - DL (MacKenzie Steele) 24...Warr (Justin King) 18.

Brian Wierima
Detroit Lakes Newspapers Sports Editor for the last 15 years. St. Cloud State University graduate, who hails from Deer Creek, MN.