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Thelen, Pederson, Williams key Panthers' victory at DL

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Thelen, Pederson, Williams key Panthers' victory at DL
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Ashley Thelen, Alex Pederson and Hannah Williams had a goal and an assist each in leading the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley girls hockey team to a 4-2 Mid-State Conference win at Detroit Lakes Tuesday night.


After Hailey Sonstegard's power-play goal gave the Lakers a 1-0 lead, Thelen's unassisted goal with 52 seconds remaining in the first period tied the game at 1-1.

Sonstegard opened the second period with another power-play goal to give Detroit Lakes a 2-1 lead.

The Panthers responded by scoring three times in the third period to snap a five-game losing streak. Thelen and Williams set up Pederson at the 2:39 mark before Pederson assisted on what proved to be the game-winner by Williams 19 seconds later. Julia Renner sealed the win with a goal at the 8:46 mark.

Goalie Shania Johnson made 29 saves for the win as the Panthers improved to 2-5. Detroit Lakes, despite a 31-27 edge in shots on goal, fell to 0-7.

Park Rapids 1 0 3......4

Detroit Lakes 1 1 0.....2

FIRST PERIOD: 1, Detroit Lakes, Sonstegard (Johnson), 7:57. 1, Park Rapids, Thelen (unassisted), 16:08. Penalties: Park Rapids 1, Detroit Lakes 0.

SECOND PERIOD: 2, Detroit Lakes, Sonstegard (Payne), 5:39. Penalties: Park Rapids 2, Detroit Lakes 1.

THIRD PERIOD: 2, Park Rapids, Pederson (Thelen, Williams), 2:39. 3, Park Rapids, Williams (Pederson), 2:58. 4, Park Rapids, Renner (unassisted), 8:46. Penalties: Park Rapids 1, Detroit Lakes 2.

GOALIE SAVES: Park Rapids (Johnson) 12-9-8-29. Detroit Lakes (Badurek) 11-7-5-23.