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DL Boys Hockey - Broncos return a loss to Lakers

A long drive north to International Falls led to a slow start for the Detroit Lakes boys' hockey team Saturday, as the Broncos exacted a little revenge on the Lakers by the score of 7-1.

Prior to Saturday's game, the Lakers (8-12-1) posted a 3-2 upset over International Falls in Detroit Lakes a couple of weeks ago, but this time around, the Broncos (10-8-4) laid claim to a 5-0 lead before DL could score.

The shots on goal were pretty even through the game, as the home team outshot DL 27-21, but the Broncos were more efficient on power plays, going 2-3, while the Lakers were 0-5.

Laker forward Connor Collins broke up the shutout 3:18 into the third period, as each of Ryan Deconcini and Austin Rusness dished out assists.

For I-Falls, Erik Lassila posted five points, including a hat trick with two assists, while Lucas Debenedet had two goals and two assists.

Jackson Vollom added an assist and score, with Jakob Ettestad starting it all up with a tally six minutes into the first period.

MacKenzie Steele took the loss in net with 20 saves, while Wesley Gunnerson had 20 saves, as well, in the victory.

Laker results

Detroit Lakes at International Falls, Saturday, Feb. 2.

Lakers 0 0 1 - 1

Broncos 1 2 4 - 7

1st Period -- Scoring: IFALLS - Ettestad Goal (Eide, Mellstrom) 6:00. Penalties: Crawford, DTRTLK (Hooking, Minor, 2 min) 12:03. Goalie Changes: None.

2nd Period -- Scoring: IFALLS - Lassila Goal (Vollom) 2:28; IFALLS - Debenedet Goal (White, Lassila) 8:25. Penalties: Debenedet, IFALLS (Holding, Minor, 2 min) 0:41; Eide, IFALLS (Slashing, Minor, 2 min) 15:35. Goalie Changes: None.

3rd Period -- Scoring: IFALLS - Vollom Goal (Lassila) 0:57; IFALLS - Lassila Goal (PP) (Debenedet) 2:59; DTRTLK - Collins Goal (Deconcini, Rusness) 3:18; IFALLS - Lassila Goal (SH) (Debenedet) 9:59; IFALLS - Debenedet Goal (PP) (Anderson, White) 13:20. Penalties: Herrmann, DTRTLK (Tripping, Minor, 2 min) 0:57; Velde, DTRTLK (Cross-Checking, Minor, 2 min) 2:25; Eide, IFALLS (Tripping, Minor, 2 min) 6:56; Vollom, IFALLS (Cross-Checking, Minor, 2 min) 9:10; Bremseth, DTRTLK (Roughing, Minor, 2 min) 12:35; White, IFALLS (Broken Stick, Minor, 2 min) 15:07. Goalie Changes: None.

Shots on goal - DL: 4 5 12 - 21...IF: 10 6 11 - 27.

Saves - DL (MacKenzie Steele) 20...IF (Wesley Gunnerson) 20.