DL Girls Hockey - Comeback falls short
A third-period comeback fell short for the Detroit Lakes girls' hockey team, which lost a road game in Pequot Lakes by the score of 4-3 Thursday.
The Patriots' Alex Palm scored the winning goal with 1:54 remaining in regulation, after the Lakers fought back from a 2-0 deficit in the final period.
Mariah Reed put Pequot Lakes up 1-0 in the first period, which was followed by a tally by Kim Jessen to start the third.
But DL senior forward Callie Johnson found the back of the net on an assist by Alexis Fritz 2:16 into the period, before the Pats went back up 3-1 on a score by Megan Snyder.
The Lakers (1-13) stormed back on an unassisted effort by Sam Benson and the tying effort by Sydney Haman on the assist by Johnson.
Pequot Lakes (7-6) outshot the Lakers by a 30-24 margin, while DL goalie Haileigh Wenger had 26 stops. Patriot goalie Kat Jensen had 21 saves on the night.
The Lakers will travel to Morris (1-10) Tuesday for a 7 p.m. start, before hosting Wadena-Deer Creek (4-10) Thursday for a 7:30 p.m. start.
Detroit Lakes at Pequot Lakes, Thursday, Jan. 3.
Lakers 0 0 3 - 3
Patriots 1 0 3 - 4
1st Period -- Scoring: PQT LK - Reed Goal (Eggena) 7:58. Penalties: None. Goalie Changes: None.
2nd Period -- Scoring: None. Penalties: None. Goalie Changes: None.
3rd Period -- Scoring: PQT LK - Jessen Goal (Palm, Demars) 1:47; DL - Johnson Goal (Fritz) 2:16; PQT LK - Snyder Goal (Palm, Zimmerman) 4:12; DL - Benson Goal 7:16; DL - Haman Goal (Johnson) 7:24; PQT LK - Palm Goal 15:06. Penalties: None. Goalie Changes: None.
Shots on goal - DL 24...PL 30.
Saves - DL (Haleigh Wenger)26...PL (Kat Jensen) 21.