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Boys Hockey: Lakers notch a dozen goals in win over W-DC

The goals are still flowing freely for the Detroit Lakes boys’ hockey team, which dominated in Wadena-Deer Creek for a 12-4 victory Friday.

The Lakers had a solid goal percentage, converting 12 of 38 of their shots on net into goals, including a seven-goal scoring barrage in the second period after trailing 3-2 to the Wolverines after the first.

DL now has scored 32 goals in its last two games.

The wake-up call rang just 33 seconds into the second period, as sophomore center Jon Richards railed in a short-handed goal on assists by Ben Nelson and goalie MacKenzie Steele.

From there, the Lakers went for six consecutive scores by Wilson Lysford (two), Michael Herrmann on back-to-back tallies, Ryan Deconcini and Jonathan Hallisey on a power play series.

DL went on a three-consecutive-goal streak to start the third period, as well, with Lysford completing his hat trick, and Tanner Steele and Deconcini adding the 11th and 12th goals.

Three Lakers had two goals apiece in Deconcini, Herrmann and Hallisey, while Sam Boomgarden added a score in the first period.

MacKenzie Steele finished with 17 saves and allowed just one goal after a three-goal first period by the Wolverines (2-7-0).

Richards added a season-high five assists, while senior Casey Paskey had two.

The Lakers (3-4-1) will play in the Eveleth-Gilbert tournament Thursday-Saturday. DL opens against Kittson Central (5-1-1) Thursday, Mankato East (3-5-0) Friday and Eveleth-Gilbert (6-1-1) Saturday.

Detroit Lakes at Wadena-Deer Creek, Friday, Dec. 20

Lakers       2 7 3 – 12

Wolverines 3 0 1 – 4              

1st Period — Scoring: WADENA - Behl Goal (even strength) (Pettit) 1:58; WADENA - Phillips Goal (even strength) (Winkels) 2:44; WADENA - Schmitz Goal (even strength) (Janson, Sutherland) 5:47; DTRTLK - Hallisey Goal (even strength) (Paskey, Johnson) 8:42; DTRTLK - Boomgarden Goal (even strength) (Fritz, Herrmann) 11:13. Penalties: Boomgarden, DTRTLK (Interference, Minor, 2 min) 12:35; Nelson, DTRTLK (Hooking, Minor, 2 min) 12:35; Bollig, DTRTLK (Checking from Behind, Major, 5 min) 16:18; Bollig, DTRTLK (Checking from Behind, Misconduct, 10 min) 16:18. Goalie Changes: None

2nd Period — Scoring: DTRTLK - Richards Goal (short handed) (Nelson, Steele) 0:33; DTRTLK - Lysford Goal (even strength) (Richards, Deconcini) 5:58; DTRTLK - Herrmann Goal (even strength) 10:10; DTRTLK - Herrmann Goal (even strength) (Richards) 15:03; DTRTLK - Lysford Goal (even strength) (Richards) 15:13; DTRTLK - Deconcini Goal (even strength) (Richards, Lysford) 15:33; DTRTLK - Hallisey Goal (power play) (Paskey) 16:59. Penalties: Winkels, WADENA (Tripping, Minor, 2 min) 16:12. Goalie Changes: None

3rd Period -- Scoring: DTRTLK - Lysford Goal (even strength) (Dahl) 2:05; DTRTLK - Steele Goal (even strength) 2:44; DTRTLK - Deconcini Goal (even strength) (Richards) 12:01; WADENA - Sutherland Goal (even strength) (Schmitz) 13:35. Penalties: Phillips, WADENA (Interference, Minor, 2 min) 7:38; Bollig, DTRTLK (Cross-Checking, Minor, 2 min) 15:33; Olson, DTRTLK (Holding, Minor, 2 min) 16:20; Pettit, WADENA (Roughing, Minor, 2 min) 16:20; Dahl, DTRTLK (Roughing, Minor, 2 min) 16:20. Goalie Changes: None

Shots on goal – DL 13 17 8 – 38…WDC 9 8 4 – 21

Saves – DL (MacKenzie Steele) 17…WDC (Wesley Janson) 26

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