Johnson's four goals spark 6-2 win over Bagley
Ian Johnson scored four goals against Bagley/Fosston and three different players scored goals against Kittson Central as the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team defeated a pair of Section 8A rivals.
Johnson's four goals and two assists led the Panthers to a 6-2 win over Bagley/Fosston Thursday night at the Ted O. Johnson Ice Arena while Connor Kennedy, Frank Moren and Luke Jaeger scored goals in a 3-2 win over Kittson Central at Walker Saturday afternoon.
The two wins gave the Panthers a 2-3 record against section teams and a 4-4-2 overall record.
Johnson sparks win over Bagley
Johnson played a role in all six goals as the Panthers dominated Bagley.
Noah MacPherson assisted on a power-play goal by Johnson just 1:41 into the game and Johnson set up MacPherson 32 seconds later as the Panthers claimed a quick 2-0 lead.
After Bagley tied the game at 2-2 after the first period, the Panthers dominated the second period by using a 23-2 advantage in shots and a pair of goals by Johnson to take the lead. MacPherson assisted on Johnson's second goal at the 10:38 mark and Jamie Stewart received an assist as Johnson completed his hat trick at the 15:33 mark.
Johnson and Ryan DeLaHunt assisted on a goal by Frank Moren at the 7:10 mark of the third period before MacPherson received his third assist on Johnson's fourth goal with 3:56 to play.
Goalie Cody Brumbaugh finished with 14 saves as the Panthers finished with a 51-16 advantage in shots.
Bagley/Fosston, which went 0-for-7 on the power play, fell to 1-4 in the section and 5-6 overall.
Bagley/Fosston 2 0 0...2
Park Rapids 2 2 2...6
FIRST PERIOD: 1, Park Rapids, Johnson (MacPherson), 1:41. 2, Park Rapids, MacPherson (Johnson), 2:13. 1, Bagley, Leintz, 9:35. 2, Bagley, Lavine (Olson), 14:49. Penalties: Bagley 2, Park Rapids 2.
SECOND PERIOD: 3, Park Rapids, Johnson (MacPherson), 10:38. 4, Park Rapids, Johnson (Stewart), 15:33. Penalties: Bagley 2, Park Rapids 2.
THIRD PERIOD: 5, Park Rapids, Moren (Johnson, R. DeLaHunt), 7:10. 6, Park Rapids, Johnson (MacPherson), 13:04. Penalties: Bagley 0, Park Rapids 3.
GOALIE SAVES: Bagley (Gebhardt) 12-21-12-45. Park Rapids (Brumbaugh) 5-2-7-14.
Panthers edge Kittson Central
Jaeger's goal with 11:23 to play proved to be the game-winner as the Panthers edged Kittson Central.
Jaeger and Drew Bade assisted on a goal by Kennedy at the 7:20 mark of the first period as the Panthers took a 1-0 lead.
After Kittson Central took a 2-1 lead, Moren tied the game at the 7:39 mark of the second period. Kennedy later set up Jaeger for the game-winner in the third period.
Brumbaugh made 18 saves as the Panthers held a 28-20 edge in shots.
The loss dropped Kittson Central to 4-4 in the section and 7-5 overall.
Kittson Central 1 1 0...2
Park Rapids 1 1 1...3
FIRST PERIOD: 1, Park Rapids, Kennedy (Jaeger, Bade), 7:20. 1, Kittson Central, Strege, 14:17. Penalties: Kittson Central 2, Park Rapids 2.
SECOND PERIOD: 2, Kittson Central, Gatheridge (Kasprowicz), :34. 2, Park Rapids, Moren, 7:39. Penalties: Kittson Central 1, Park Rapids 2.
THIRD PERIOD: 3, Park Rapids, Jaeger (Kennedy), 5:37. Penalties: Kittson Central 1, Park Rapids 0.
GOALIE SAVES: Kittson Central (Cosley) 10-9-6-25. Park Rapids (Brumbaugh) 2-8-8-18.