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Boys Hockey: Top-seed EGF handles Lakers

The Section 8-1A top-seeded East Grand Forks boys’ hockey team controlled puck and play in a convincing 8-1 victory over No. 5 Detroit Lakes Saturday inside Ralph Engelstad Arena in Thief River Falls.

The Green Wave (22-2-1) stayed in DL’s zone for much of the game, outshooting the Lakers (17-8-1) by a wide 62-14 margin.

DL goalie MacKenzie Steele was busy and came up with 54 saves, while EGF’s Josh Weber had 13.

Junior forward Ryan DeConcini rang up DL’s lone goal in the second period, with Jon Richards coming in with the assist.

EGF had goals by Brandon Loven (two), Jace Pesch, Dixon Bowen, Tye Ausmus, Reed Corbid, Eddie Eades and Grant Loven.

Section 8-1A semifinals: (1) East Grand Forks vs. (5) Detroit Lakes, in Thief River Falls, Saturday, Feb. 22.

Lakers            0 1 0 – 1

Green Wave    2 3 3 – 8

1st Period -- Scoring: EGRDFK - Eades Goal (power play) (Loven, Poolman) 6:29; EGRDFK - Pesch Goal (even strength) (Corbid) 16:09. Penalties: Loven, EGRDFK (Roughing, Minor, 2 min) 3:49; Hallisey, DTRTLK (Roughing, Minor, 2 min) 3:49; Boomgarden, DTRTLK (Roughing, Minor, 2 min) 5:26; Peabody, EGRDFK (Cross-Checking, Minor, 2 min) 8:45. Goalie Changes: None.

2nd Period -- Scoring: EGRDFK - Loven Goal (power play) (Eades) 4:15; EGRDFK - Ausmus Goal (even strength) (Poolman) 5:22; EGRDFK - Loven Goal (even strength) 6:54; DTRTLK - Deconcini Goal (even strength) (Richards) 14:29. Penalties: Olson, DTRTLK (Holding, Minor, 2 min) 2:59; Loven, EGRDFK (Hooking, Minor, 2 min) 11:30. Goalie Changes: None.

3rd Period -- Scoring: EGRDFK - Bowen Goal (even strength) (Loven, Ausmus) 7:58; EGRDFK - Corbid Goal (power play) (Eades, Poolman) 8:30; EGRDFK - Loven Goal (power play) (Eades, Bowen) 9:51. Penalties: Richards, DTRTLK (High-Sticking, Minor, 2 min) 8:16; Nelson, DTRTLK (Cross-Checking, Minor, 2 min) 8:51; Hallisey, DTRTLK (Elbowing, Minor, 2 min) 15:17; Olson, DTRTLK (Tripping, Minor, 2 min) 17:00; Olson, DTRTLK (Tripping, Misconduct, 10 min) 17:00. Goalie Changes: None.

Shots on goal – DL 3 4 7 – 14…EGF 27 26 9 – 62

Saves – DL (MacKenzie Steele) 54…EGF (Josh Weber) 13

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