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DL Girls Hockey - Panthers send DL to loss

Despite holding close in shots on goal, the Detroit Lakes girls' hockey team couldn't keep up in goals with the home-team Park Rapids Panthers Tuesday.

The Panthers (5-7) struck for three goals in the final period to open the game up and down the Lakers (1-9) by the score of 5-1.

Senior forward Callie Johnson scored DL's lone goal 16:34 into the final period, as Sydney Haman registered the assist.

The Panthers scored three special team goals, including the opening power play score by Alex Pederson, who also notched a short-handed tally in the third period.

Pederson wrapped up her hat trick with Park Rapids' fourth goal, on assists by Hannah Williams and Bailee Jerger, who also scored in the second period.

Williams tallied PR's final goal, while finishing with two assists, as well.

After a 61-save effort last week against Thief River Falls, Laker goalie Veronica Badurek had 22 against the Panthers, while her counterpart, Shania Johnson, had 20.

The Lakers will host Fargo North Thursday for a 7 p.m. start.

Laker results

Detroit Lakes at Park Rapids, Tuesday, Dec. 11.

Lakers 0 0 1 - 1

Panthers 1 1 3 - 5

1st Period -- Scoring: PRKRAP - Pederson Goal (PP) (Williams) 5:54. Penalties: None. Goalie Changes: None.

2nd Period -- Scoring: PRKRAP - Jerger Goal (Aletto, Pederson) 13:22. Penalties: None. Goalie Changes: None.

3rd Period -- Scoring: PRKRAP - Pederson Goal (SH) 5:03; PRKRAP - Pederson Goal (PP) (Williams, Jerger) 9:50; PRKRAP - Williams Goal 14:13; DL - Johnson Goal (Haman) 16:34. Penalties: None. Goalie Changes: None.

Shots on goal -- DL 7 8 6 - 21...PR 6 11 10 - 27.

Saves -- DL (Veronica Badurek) 22...PR (Shania Johnson) 20.