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Sam Coborn controlled the puck during Park Rapids' 5-4 overtime loss to Detroit Lakes Tuesday night. (Vance Carlson / Enterprise)

Panthers overcome 4-1 deficit, fall to DL in OT

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Tucker Coborn capped off a hat trick by scoring twice in the final 2:30 of regulation to rally the Park Rapids-Menahga boys hockey team from a 4-1 deficit against Detroit Lakes Tuesday night the Ted O. Johnson Ice Arena.


However, the Panthers couldn't celebrate a win on Tyler Lehrke Night as Tanner Lane completed his hat trick in overtime to give the Lakers a 5-4 victory.

A goal by Lane, a shorthanded goal by Alex Mason and a goal by Alex Phelps gave Detroit Lakes a 3-0 lead after the first period.

Sam Coborn set up Tucker Coborn just 13 seconds into the second period to get Park Rapids on the board. However, Lane's second goal of the game at the 10:10 mark gave the Lakers a 4-1 edge entering the final period.

The Lakers maintained that lead before Park Rapids scored three times in a span of 3:04. Sam Coborn started the comeback with an unassisted tally at the 12:30 mark. Tucker Coborn scored on an assist from Kevin McMorrow at the 14:30 mark before scoring the tying goal with 1:26 to play in regulation. Jared Naeve and Dan Ricke assisted on the game-tying power-play goal.

Detroit Lakes took advantage of a power play in overtime as Lane scored at the 4:53 mark. It was Lane's third hat trick of the season and gave him 13 goals as the Lakers improved to 2-0 in Mid-State Conference games and 3-2 overall.

Goalie Scott Smith finished with 23 saves as the Panthers fell to 3-3 on the season.

Panthers split in St. Paul

The Panthers split games at St. Paul last weekend, dropping a 3-2 decision to St. Paul Como Park Friday and defeating the St. Paul Saints 6-2 Saturday.

The score sheet for the Como Park game was not available.

Against the Saints, the Panthers held a 42-19 edge in shots to spark the win.

Ricke's two goals and a goal by Kevin McMorrow gave the Panthers a 3-0 lead after the first period. Sam Coborn assisted on all three goals while Tucker Coborn had two assists.

McMorrow gave the Panthers a 4-0 lead in the second period before goals by Tucker Coborn and Sam Coborn in the third period sealed the win.

Goalie Ryan O'Mara stopped 17 shots for the win.