Panthers outscored 15-3 in three losses
The Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley girls hockey team was outscored 15-3 in losses to International Falls, Crookston and Thief River Falls.
International Falls handed the Panthers their second shutout of the season with a 2-0 win last Tuesday night at the Ted O. Johnson Ice Arena.
The Panthers dropped a pair of games at Thief River Falls, losing to Crookston 4-2 on Friday and to the host Prowlers 9-1 on Saturday.
The two losses dropped the Panthers to 1-5 on the season.
Broncos shut out Panthers
International Falls goalie Keanna Carlson stopped all 25 shots she faced in shutting out the Panthers.
A power-play goal by Amy Auran in the second period and a goal by Hillary Fox in the third period provided the only scoring in the game.
Goalie Shania Johnson made 27 saves for the Panthers.
International Falls 0 1 1.......2
Park Rapids 0 0 0......0
FIRST PERIOD: No scoring.
SECOND PERIOD: 1, International Falls, Auran (Ford), 3:38.
THIRD PERIOD: 2, International Falls, Fox (unassisted), 11:19.
GOALIE SAVES: International Falls (Carlson) 25. Park Rapids (Johnson) 27.
Pirates edge Panthers
Crookston scored a power-play goal, a shorthanded goal and an empty-net goal to defeat the Panthers.
After a scoreless first period, Marietta Geist scored on the power play and Brianna Breiland scored shorthanded to give the Pirates a 2-0 lead.
Abby Fischer and Hannah Williams assisted on a power-play goal by Bailee Jerger with 40 seconds to go in the second period and Williams opened the third period with another power-play goal as the Panthers tied the game at 2-2 just 17 seconds into the final period.
Amber Trostad's goal less than two minutes later proved to be the game-winner. Breiland ended the game with an empty-net goal as the Pirates held a 50-19 advantage in shots in the game.
The win lifted Crookston, which is rated No. 15 in this week's state Class A poll, to 2-2 on the season.
Shania Johnson made 46 saves for the Panthers.
Park Rapids 0 1 1...2
Crookston 0 2 2...4
FIRST PERIOD: No scoring. Penalties: Park Rapids 0, Crookston 1.
SECOND PERIOD: 1, Crookston, Beist (Breiland, Schmitz), 2:08. 2, Crookston, Breiland (unassisted), 8:31. 1, Park Rapids, Ba. Jerger (Fischer, Williams), 16:20. Penalties: Park Rapids 3, Crookston 4.
THIRD PEIROD: 2, Park Rapids, Williams (unassisted), :17. 3, Crookston, Trostad (Skala, Awender), 2:03. 4, Crookston, Breiland (unassisted), 16:41. Penalties: Park Rapids 1, Crookston 2.
GOALIE SAVES: Park Rapids (Johnson) 14-18-14-46. Crookston (Cromican) 7-8-2-17.
Prowlers stay undefeated with win
Morgan Martell's hat trick led the Prowlers, who used a 58-14 advantage in shots on goal to defeat the Panthers Saturday.
Martell's goal gave TRF a 1-0 lead after the first period before a goal by Sylvia Marolt, two goals by Ava Marolt and another goal by Martell gave the Prowlers a 5-0 lead after the second period. The Prowlers held a 22-0 advantage in shots in the second period.
After Williams and Fischer set up a goal by Jessie O'Hern to start the third period, TRF responded with goals by Martell, Sylvia Marolt, Brandi Malwitz and Alexee Nelson to seal the win and improve to 4-0 on the season. TRF is rated No. 5 in this week's state Class A poll.
Moore had 49 saves in the loss.
Park Rapids 0 0 1...1
Thief River Falls 1 4 4...9
FIRST PERIOD: 1, TRF, Martell (Solheim, Torkelson), 11:10. Penalties: None.
SECOND PERIOD: 2, TRF, S. Marolt (Bergland, Jorde), 7:03. 3, TRF, A. Marolt (unassisted), 7:34. 4, TRF, A. Marolt (Malwitz, Bergland), 8:50. 5, TRF, Martell (Solheim), 12:33. Penalties: Park Rapids 1, TRF 0.
THIRD PERIOD: 1, Park Rapids, O'Hern (Williams, Fischer), 3:23. 5, TRF, Martell (Eskell), 5:33. 6, TRF, S. Marolt (Torkelson), 6:21. 7, TRF, Malwitz (S. Marolt), 10:05. 8, TRF, Nelson (Fagerstrom, Johnson), 12:09. Penalties: None.
GOALIE SAVES: Park Rapids (Moore) 13-18-18-49. TRF (Marshall) 6-0-7-13.