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East Grand Forks' Cole Hodny (left) and Park Rapids' Jamie Stewart battled to control the puck during Tuesday night's game.

East Grand Forks shuts out Panthers in opener

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East Grand Forks controlled the puck in the offensive zone all night in defeating the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team 5-0 Tuesday night at the Ted O. Johnson Ice Arena.


The Green Wave, which is rated No. 9 in this week's state Class A poll, held a 54-5 advantage in shots in posting the shutout in the season opener between these two Section 8A rivals.

Tommy Hajicek scored 27 seconds into the game as EGF led 1-0 after the first period.

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