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Jessica Gapinski reached to put the puck on net during Park Rapids' win against Pequot Lakes Thursday night.

Brand's hat trick seals win over Pequot Lakes

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McKenna Brand's hat trick in the third period sealed the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley's 5-3 win over Pequot Lakes Thursday night at the Ted O. Johnson Ice Arena.


Brand, who has seven hat tricks this season, broke the Panthers' record for goals in a single season with 27. Diana Olson held the old record of 25.

Despite holding a 32-7 advantage in shots on goal through the first two periods, the host Panthers managed only a 2-0 lead.

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