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International Falls' Rebekah Ford (left) and Park Rapids' Abby Fischer skated after the puck during last Tuesday night's game.
International Falls' Rebekah Ford (left) and Park Rapids' Abby Fischer skated after the puck during last Tuesday night's game.

Panthers outscored 15-3 in three losses

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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.