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Detroit Lakes brings home Holiday Classic Tournament championship after beating seventh-ranked Fergus Falls

Results from Detroit Lakes boys hockey in Fergus Falls.

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The Detroit Lakes boys hockey team won the Holiday Classic Tournament in Fergus Falls on Dec. 30, 2021. Detroit Lakes won three games in three days, including a 6-3 victory over seventh-ranked Fergus Falls. Via Twitter (@ChriFields)
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The Detroit Lakes boys hockey team capped off a Holiday Classic Tournament championship in Fergus Falls with its best win of the season so far.

The Lakers knocked off Fergus Falls, the seventh-ranked team in Class A according to Let’s Play Hockey, by a score of 6-3. Detroit Lakes overcame a two-goal deficit to win its sixth straight game.

The Lakers scored four unanswered goals in the final 17:03. Beau Boehne scored twice, while Riley Engum and Spencer Bergman added goals in the final frame to hand the Otters their third loss of the season.

After Fergus Falls scored early in the first and 28 seconds into the second period, the Lakers tied the game with goals from Cole Larson and Carter Bellefeuille. Larson had a three-point night with one goal and three assists. Elijah Blow made 16 saves in goal. Detroit Lakes out-shot Fergus Falls 28-19.

On Wednesday, Detroit Lakes found some late-game heroics against New Ulm. Jordan Fields scored with two seconds left in regulation to lift the Lakers over the Eagles 3-2. Larson and Jacob Thomas scored early to put the Lakers up 2-0 before Bryer Lang and Austin Uecker tied it for New Ulm early in the third period.


Wednesday’s win followed a 5-3 victory over Kittson Central. Boehne scored a hat trick while Cole Deraney and Fields added goals. Josh Mack made 11 saves in net.


FERGUS FALLS 2 1 0 - 3

SCORING- FIRST PERIOD- FF-Kellen Stenstrom (unassisted) 1:09; SECOND PERIOD- FF- Andrew Johnson (Micahel DeBrito) 0:28; DL- Cole Larson (unassisted) 1:05; DL- Carter Bellefeuille (Larson) 12:28; FF- Cole Wentworth (DeBrito, Carter Thielke) 12:41; DL- Riley Engum (Larson, Spencer Bergman) 16:57; THIRD PERIOD- DL- Beau Boehne (unassisted) 8:30; DL- Spencer Bergman (unassisted) power play, 13:18; DL- Boehne (Jordan Fields) 14:06; PENALTIES- DL- 6 minutes on 3 infractions; FF- 2 minutes on 1 infraction; GOALTENDING- DL- Elijah Blow, W, 16 saves, 3 goals allowed; FF- Ben Swanson, L, 22 saves, 6 goals allowed

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Jared Rubado is the sports editor for the Detroit Lakes Tribune and the Perham Focus. He moved to the area in September of 2021 after covering sports for the Alexandria Echo Press for nearly three years. Jared graduated from the University of Augustana in 2018 with degrees in journalism and sports managment.
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