No. 2 seeded Thief River Falls ends DL boys' hockey season
The No. 2 seeded Thief River Falls boys' hockey team ended No. 7 Detroit Lakes' season with a convincing 8-1 victory Thursday inside TRF's Ralph Engelstad Arena.
The Prowlers (17-9) controlled the puck through the first two periods, where they were able to build a commanding 8-1 advantage.
TRF outshot the Lakers by a 68-10 margin, with sophomore goalie MacKenzie Steele doing all he could with 60 saves on the night.
Ryan DeConcini notched DL's lone goal in the first period, with the assist by senior forward Austin Rusness.
The Prowlers' Logan Engelstad had three goals, followed by Chris Forney and Ian Lund, each with two. Isak Bergland tallied the other goal.
Tanner Holmes collected the win in net for TRF with nine saves.
The Lakers end their 2012-13 campaign with an 11-15-1 record.
Section 8-1A quarterfinals: (7) Detroit Lakes at (2) Thief River Falls, Thursday, Feb. 21.
Lakers 1 0 0 - 1
Prowlers 4 4 0 - 8
1st Period -- Scoring: THFRF - Engelstad Goal (Ortloff, Fellman) 1:50; THFRF - Forney Goal (Nelson, Lund) 8:05; DTRTLK - Deconcini Goal (Rusness) 13:59; THFRF - Engelstad Goal (Ortloff, Pederson) 15:00; THFRF - Lund Goal (SH) (Fontaine) 16:09. Penalties: Pancoast, THFRF (High-Sticking, Minor, 2 min) 15:31. Goalie Changes: None.
2nd Period -- Scoring: THFRF - Forney Goal 2:15; THFRF - Bergland Goal (Engelstad, Pederson) 5:01; THFRF - Engelstad Goal (PP) (Pancoast, Bergland) 8:05; THFRF - Lund Goal (SH) (Ose) 14:09. Penalties: Herrmann, DTRTLK (Cross-Checking, Minor, 2 min) 7:47; Johnson, THFRF (Cross-Checking, Minor, 2 min) 8:51; Ortloff, THFRF (Too Many Men on the Ice, Minor, 2 min) 12:43. Goalie Changes: None.
3rd Period -- Scoring: None. Penalties: Herrmann, DTRTLK (Roughing, Minor, 2 min) 1:52; Bremseth, DTRTLK (Interference, Minor, 2 min) 9:59; Ortloff, THFRF (High-Sticking, Minor, 2 min) 11:56. Goalie Changes: None.
Shots on goal - DL 5 2 3 - 10...TRF 29 24 15 - 68.
Saves - DL (MacKenzie Steele) 60...TRF (Tanner Holmes) 9