Stewart's late goal gives Panthers a 2-1 win over LOW
Jamie Stewart scored with 2 seconds remaining to give the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team a 2-1 victory over Lake of the Woods Monday night at Baudette.
After a scoreless first period, Ian Johnson and Frank Moren assisted on a goal by Bailey Mueller at the 8:40 mark of the second period to give the Panthers a 1-0 lead. Evan Torgeson scored at the 11:29 mark to tie the game.
The Panthers avoided going into overtime when Drew Bade and Johnson received assists on Stewart's game-winner at the 16:58 mark of the third period.
The Panthers finished with a 30-21 advantage in shots in this battle of Section 8A rivals.
Goalie Cody Brumbaugh made 20 saves for the Panthers, who improved to 3-4 against section teams and 6-5-2 overall.
LOW fell to 4-3 against section opponents and 4-9-1 overall.
Park Rapids 0 1 1...2
Lake of the Woods 0 1 0...1
FIRST PERIOD: No scoring. Penalties: Park Rapids 1, LOW 0.
SECOND PERIOD: 1, Park Rapids, Mueller (Johnson, Moren), 8:40. 1, LOW, Torgeson (Dahl, Gustafson), 11:29. Penalties: Park Rapids 1, LOW 1.
THIRD PERIOD: 2, Park Rapids, Stewart (Bade, Johnson), 16:58. Penalties: Park Rapids 0, LOW 1.
GOALIE SAVES: Park Rapids (Brumbaugh) 6-5-9-20. LOW (Olson) 9-10-9-28.