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Coborn, Kanten spark Panthers' win at Greenway

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Coborn, Kanten spark Panthers' win at Greenway
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Sam Coborn and Kyle Kanten scored two goals each and combined for four assists to rally the Park Rapids-Menahga-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team to a 6-4 win against Greenway at Coleraine Tuesday night.


Greenway jumped out to a 3-0 lead after the first period before goals by Ian Johnson and Coborn made it 3-2 entering the final period. Johnson scored at the 8:06 mark while Coborn scored with 28 seconds remaining in the second period. Park Rapids held a 16-6 advantage in shots in that period.

Coborn and Frank Moren set up a power-play goal by Kanten as the Panthers tied the game at 3-3 at the 5:20 mark. Kanten assisted on a goal by Coborn at the 7:08 mark and scored what proved to be the game-winning goal at the 7:14 mark. Johnson and Coborn assisted on that goal. Coborn assisted on a shorthanded goal by Benson Ringle at the 10:08 mark to give the Panthers a 6-3 advantage.

Scott Smith made 19 saves as the Panthers held a 38-23 edge in shots on goal. The win lifted the Panthers to 1-1 on the season. Greenway fell to 0-4.

Park Rapids 0 2 4.....6

Greenway 3 0 1.....4

FIRST PERIOD: 1, Greenway, Gangl (Staydohar), 1:05. 2, Greenway, Finckbone (Gangl, Stefanich), 8:06. 3, Greenway, Finckbone (Geisler, Estey), 9:08. Penalties: Park Rapids 2, Greenway 1.

SECOND PERIOD: 1, Park Rapids, Johnson (unassisted), 8:06. 2, Park Rapids, Coborn (unassisted), 16:32. Penalties: Park Rapids 2, Greenway 2.

THIRD PERIOD: 3, Park Rapids, Kanten (Coborn, Moren), 5:20. 4, Park Rapids, Coborn (Kanten), 7:08. 5, Park Rapids, Kanten (Johnson, Coborn), 7:14. 6, Park Rapids, Ringle (Coborn), 10:08. 4, Greenway, Childs (Gross), 13:59. Penalties: Park Rapids 2. Greenway 2.

GOALIE SAVES: Park Rapids (Smith) 9-6-4-19. Greenway (Arnason) 9-14-9-32.