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DL Boys Hockey - DL icemen finishes in tie with LPGE

The scoreboard went back and forth through three periods and an extra one, as the Detroit Lakes boys' hockey team left Long Prairie with a 4-4 tie against Prairie Centre Friday.

The two teams combined to score six goals in the first period alone, which also resulted in a 3-3 tie, followed by a scoreless second period and each exchanging goals in the final frame.

The Lakers struck first on a Connor Collins goal, with assists by Austin Rusness and Ryan Deconcini, but the Stars fired two in a row on a pair of power play opportunities by Cody Stewad and Noah Schmitz.

But Laker senior forward Taylor Magnuson answered with a power play goal himself, on assists by Michael Herrmann and Rusness.

The Stars (4-13-1) and Lakers (7-10-1) went back and forth from there, as Prairie Centre's Preston Pung scored to put his team up 3-2, but Kyle Herrmann answered with just 19 seconds left on the clock for the 3-3 tie.

Prairie Centre took a 4-3 advantage on the Stars' third power play tally of the game, as Sam Ecker put one past DL goalie MacKenzie Steele.

Not to be outdone, Deconcini tied the game 10:40 into the third, with assists being dished out by Taylor Johnson and Jonathan Hallisey.

The Lakers had the advantage in the extra period, doubling the Stars up 8-4 on shots on net, but neither team could break through.

Overall, the Lakers controlled play for the most part, outshooting Prairie Centre 51-31.

Steele had 27 saves, while Clay Deters had 47.

Fargo Davies had a heavy shots on goal advantage Saturday inside Kent Freeman Arena, outshooting DL 63-21 in a 7-2 victory.

The Lakers were in the game after the first period, tied 1-1 after a Deconcini goal, but Davies scored three goals in both the second and third periods.

They went 3-7 on power play series. That equaled six total power play goals the Lakers gave up in their last two games.

Steele finished the game with 56 saves.

The Lakers will travel to Wadena-Deer Creek (10-8) Thursday for a 7 p.m. start.

Laker results

Detroit Lakes at Fargo Davies (Scheels Center), Saturday, Jan. 26.

Lakers 1 0 1 - 2

Davies 1 3 3 - 7

1st Period -- Scoring: FARGOD - Wurzer Goal (Mogck, Groth) 14:40; DTRTLK - Deconcini Goal (Rusness, Collins) 15:16. Penalties: Mogck, FARGOD (Holding, Minor, 2 min) 1:29; Paskey, DTRTLK (Interference, Minor, 2 min) 10:55; Groth, FARGOD (Interference, Minor, 2 min) 12:15. Goalie Changes: None.

2nd Period -- Scoring: FARGOD - Sigurdson Goal (Groth, Worwa) 0:56; FARGOD - Sigurdson Goal (PP) (Worwa, Groth) 3:27; FARGOD - Sigurdson Goal (Groth) 5:25. Penalties: Rusness, DTRTLK (Minor, 2 min) 0:56; Worwa, FARGOD (Minor, 2 min) 0:56; Velde, DTRTLK (Slashing, Minor, 2 min) 3:08; Collins, DTRTLK (Elbowing, Minor, 2 min) 6:54; Bischof, FARGOD (Roughing, Minor, 2 min) 9:31; Bremseth, DTRTLK (Interference, Minor, 2 min) 16:28. Goalie Changes: None.

3rd Period -- Scoring: FARGOD - Sigurdson Goal (PP) (Groth) 1:12; FARGOD - Bischof Goal (PP) (Hartness, Mogck) 4:50; DTRTLK - Rusness Goal (Collins, Deconcini) 5:38; FARGOD - Sigurdson Goal (Groth, Worwa) 6:28. Penalties: Magnuson, DTRTLK (Roughing, Minor, 2 min) 3:00; Mogck, FARGOD (Charging, Minor, 2 min) 6:38; Velde, DTRTLK (Tripping, Minor, 2 min) 12:20; Knight, FARGOD (Roughing, Minor, 2 min) 16:11; Herrmann, DTRTLK (Cross-Checking, Minor, 2 min) 17:00. Goalie Changes: None.

Shots on goal - DL 7 6 8 - 21...FD 17 25 21 - 63.

Saves - DL (Steele) 56...FD (Tucker Windels) 19.

Detroit Lakes at Prairie Centre, Friday, Jan. 25.

Lakers 3 0 1 0 - 4

Stars 3 0 1 0 - 4

1st Period -- Scoring: DTRTLK - Collins Goal (Rusness, Deconcini) 4:20; PrCNTR - Steward Goal (PP) (Pierskalla) 8:58; PrCNTR - Schmitz Goal (PP) (Steward, Berschiet) 11:23; DTRTLK - Magnuson Goal (PP) (Herrmann, Rusness) 12:22; PrCNTR - Pung Goal (Christiansen) 13:40; DTRTLK - Herrmann Goal (Hallisey, Fondrick) 16:41. Penalties: Steward, PrCNTR (Tripping, Minor, 2 min) 5:17; Nelson, DTRTLK (Tripping, Minor, 2 min) 7:59; Collins, DTRTLK (Slashing, Minor, 2 min) 10:35; Ritter, PrCNTR (Hooking, Minor, 2 min) 11:50. Goalie Changes: None.

2nd Period -- Scoring: None. Penalties: Berschiet, PrCNTR (Hooking, Minor, 2 min) 0:49; Hallisey, DTRTLK (Hooking, Minor, 2 min) 5:45. Goalie Changes: None.

3rd Period -- Scoring: PrCNTR - Ecker Goal (PP) (Pung) 7:31; DTRTLK - Deconcini Goal (PP) (Johnson, Hallisey) 10:40. Penalties: Magnuson, DTRTLK (Elbowing, Minor, 2 min) 5:51; Berschiet, PrCNTR (Tripping, Minor, 2 min) 9:21. Goalie Changes: None.

OT1 Period -- Scoring: None. Penalties: Froseth, PrCNTR (Holding, Minor, 2 min) 4:47. Goalie Changes: None.

Shots on goal - DL 12 15 16 8 - 51...PC 11 7 9 4 - 31.

Saves - DL (MacKenzie Steele 27...PC (Clay Deters) 47.

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