EGF skates past Panthers
East Grand Forks had nine different players score a goal in an 11-2 win to spoil the season opener for the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team Saturday at the Ted O. Johnson Ice Arena.
The Green Wave, which opened the season with a 4-1 loss to Bemidji Thursday night and a 5-1 loss to Brainerd Friday night, scored four power-play goals in five chances and held a 39-11 advantage in shots on goal en route to the win.
Tommy Hajicek had a goal and four assists, Cory Mack had two goals and two assists, Zack Lawdermilt and Gage Ausmus had a goal and three assists each, and Tucker Poolman had two goals and an assist to lead the Green Wave.
Sam Coborn set up Ian Johnson at the 10:15 mark of the first period to pull the Panthers to within 2-1. EGF held an 11-3 edge in shots on goal in the opening period.
The Green Wave scored four unanswered goals before Levi Erickson tallied an unassisted goal at the 4:55 mark of the third period. EGF ended the game by scoring five more goals, including a power-play goal by Lawdermilt.
Poolman and Ausmus had power-play goals in the second period while Mack opened the third period with a power-play goal. The Green Wave held a 14-2 advantages in shots in the final period.
EGF goalie Hunter Aubol made nine saves while Park Rapids goalie Scott Smith finished with 28 saves.
East Grand Forks 2 3 6.....11
Park Rapids 1 0 1.....2
FIRST PERIOD: 1, East Grand Forks, Ty. Hajicek (Ausmus), 6:04. 2, East Grand Forks, To. Hajicek (Ausmus, Lawdermilt), 8:39. 1, Park Rapids, Johnson (Coborn), 10:15. Penalties: EGF 2, Park Rapids 2.
SECOND PERIOD: 3, East Grand Forks, Poolman (To. Hajicek, Ausmus), 3:04. 4, East Grand Forks, Ausmus (Poolman, Mack), 13:05. 5, East Grand Forks, Poolman (Lawdermilt, To. Hajicek), 16:16. Penalties: EGF 2, Park Rapids 2.
THIRD PERIOD: 6, East Grand Forks, Mack (Lawdermilt), 2:32. 2, Park Rapids, Erickson (unassisted), 4:55. 7, East Grand Forks, Mack (To. Hajicek), 5:12. 8, East Grand Forks, Lawdermilt (Mack, To. Hajicek), 6:58. 9, East Grand Forks, Stengl (unassisted), 8:48. 10, East Grand Forks, Korynta (Gregoire, Stengl), 13:53. 11, East Grand Forks, Knopp (K. Aubol), 15:23. Penalties: EGF 0, Park Rapids 2.
GOALIE SAVES: East Grand Forks (H. Aubol) 2-6-1-9. Park Rapids (Smith) 9-11-8-28; (Bank) x-x-0-0.