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Mankato West's Bruggeman's hat trick leads the way in win over Detroit Lakes

Mankota West didn't lack in firepower in beating the Detroit Lakes boys hockey team 6-1 in the second round of the Holiday Hockey Classic in Fergus Falls on Tuesday.

It was a close game early on as Mankato West didn't get on the board until the 16:04 mark of the first period when Blake Jensen scored a goal. Andrew Bruggeman put Mankato West up by two with his goal 3:17 into the second period.

Bruggerman ended the day with a hat trick from two goals he scored in the third.

The Lakers lone goal was scored by Nathan Baker on the power play at the 2:29 mark of the third. Travis Maristuen and Alex Phelps picked up the assists.

Detroit Lakes goalie Chris Widme was busy between the pipes as he tallied 37 saves in the loss. Mankato West goalie Jake Kaufman had 26 saves on the day.

Lakers results

Detroit Lakes vs. Mankato West, Holiday Classic Tournament in Fergus Falls, December 30, 2008.

Mankato West 1 2 3 - 6

Detroit Lakes 0 0 1 - 1

First period 1. MW - Blake Jensen (Brock Lloyd, Drew Weber), 16:04.

Second period 2. MW -  Andrew Bruggeman (Jace Leiferman), 3:17. 3. MW - Leiferman- PP (Matt Campbell, Lloyd), 14:06.

Third period 4. DL - Nathan Baker (Travis Maristuen , Alex Phelps), 2:29. 5. MW -  Bruggeman (Josh Christenson), 5:49. 6. MW - Nate Olsen (Campbell), 12:31. 7. MW - Bruggeman - PP (Campbell, Weber), 14:22.

Saves - DL Chris Widme - 37; MW - Jake Kaufman 26.