Hat tricks by Ose, Nessen spark Prowlers' 10-1 win over Panthers
Evan Ose and Tanner Nessen tallied hat tricks and goalie Josh Koop made 30 saves in leading Thief River Falls to a 10-1 win over the Park Rapids-Menahga-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team Tuesday night at the Ralph Engelstad Arena.
Ose and Nessen each scored twice in the first period as the Prowlers jumped out to a 6-0 lead. Ose completed his hat trick in the second period to give Thief River Falls an 8-0 advantage.
Luke Jaeger set up Kyle Kanten with 1:43 to play to account for the Panthers' lone goal. Nessen completed his hat trick with 23 seconds to play.
Scott Smith finished with 14 saves for the Panthers, who held a 31-24 edge in shots on goal. The loss dropped Park Rapids to 3-4 against Section 8A opponents and 6-6-1 overall. Thief River Falls improved to 2-1 against section foes and 8-5-1 overall.
Park Rapids 0 0 1.....1
Thief River Falls 6 2 2.....10
FIRST PERIOD: 1, Thief River Falls, Ose (Meunier, Forney), 3:17. 2, Thief River Falls, Ose (Meunier, Erickson), 3:36. 3, Thief River Falls, Crosson (Ranum), 4:22. 4, Thief River Falls, Nessen (Skime, Forney), 5:02. 5, Thief River Falls, Ranum (Crosson), 7:21. 6, Thief River Falls, Nessen (Kayser, Kennedy), 14:27. Penalties: None.
SECOND PERIOD: 7, Thief River Falls, Ose (Doherty, Meunier), :12. 8, Thief River Falls, Ranum (unassisted), 7:13. Penalties: Park Rapids 3, Thief River Falls 4.
THIRD PERIOD: 9, Thief River Falls, Doherty (Meunier), 12:41. 1, Park Rapids, Kanten (Jaeger), 15:17. 10, Thief River Falls, Nessen (Ortloff, Kayser), 16:37. Penalties: Park Rapids 1, Thief River Falls 1.
GOALIE SAVES: Park Rapids (Smith) 7-5-2-14. Thief River Falls (Koop) 8-13-9-30.