Boys hockey: Detroit Lakes collects Section 8A honors

The Detroit Lakes boys hockey team wins five individual honors for the Section 8A season

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Detroit Lakes' Spencer Bergman celebrates his goal in the third period of the Lakers' 4-2 win over Kittson County Central on Feb. 24, 2022 at the Kent Freeman Arena in the Section 8A quarterfinals. Bergman was one of five Lakers to earn all-Section 8A honors this season.
Jared Rubado / Detroit Lakes Tribune

DETROIT LAKES – The Detroit Lakes boys hockey team racked up five individual Section 8A awards following one of the best seasons in program history.

The Lakers went 19-5-2 in head coach Ben Noah’s third year at the helm. He was awarded the Section 8A coach of the year. His assistant, Mike Miller, was named assistant coach of the year.

Three players also received all-section honors. Junior defenseman Jacob Thomas was named to the all-second team. Thomas played in all 26 games this season and was over a point-per-game. He collected 25 assists and nine goals, including 10 power-play points. Thomas’ 34 points were the third-highest on the team.

After his standout offensive season, senior Spencer Bergman was named to the all-section third team. He led Detroit Lakes in both goals (20) and assists (31) for a total of 51 points. Bergman averaged 1.96 points per game and led the Lakers with five power-play goals.

Senior Elijah Blow also landed on the third team with a 10-5-2 record and a .907 save percentage. Blow had a 1.9 goals against average and four shutouts on the season. He played over 885 minutes in 17 games this season.

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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