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Sivertson's 31 saves spark Fargo North past Panthers

Julia Renner chased after the puck during Tuesday night's game against Fargo North.1 / 2
Fargo North's Jessi Long (13) poked the puck away from Park Rapids' Alex Pederson during Tuesday night's game.2 / 2

Third-period goals by Jaimie Nielson and Kendra Johnson rallied Fargo North to a 2-1 win over the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley girls hockey team Tuesday night at the Ted O. Johnson Ice Arena.

Ashley Thelen tipped in a rebound at the 5:20 mark of the first period to give the Panthers a 1-0 lead. Alex Pederson assisted on that goal.

After a scoreless second period, the Spartans tied the game on Nielson's goal at the 12:57 mark before Johnson scored the game-winner at the 10:42 mark.

Fargo North goalie Hannah Sivertson made 31 saves while Shania Johnson finished with 24 saves for the Panthers, who fell to 2-7 on the season.

Fargo North 0 0 2.......2

Park Rapids 1 0 0.......1

FIRST PERIOD: 1, Park Rapids, Thelen (Pederson), 5:20.

SECOND PERIOD: No scoring.

THIRD PERIOD: 1, Fargo North, Nielson (Larson), 12:57. 2, Fargo North, Johnson (Long, Pladson), 10:42.

GOALIE SAVES: Fargo North (Sivertson) 9-12-10-31. Park Rapids (Johnson) 5-14-5-24.

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