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Thief River Falls eliminates Panthers from playoffs

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     Kora Torkelson’s two goals and two assists led Thief River Falls to a 6-0 win over the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley girls hockey team in a Section 8A semifinal game Monday night at Warroad.

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     Brandi Malwitz, Madison Poole, Briana Jorde and Morgan Martel also scored goals for the Prowlers, who improved to 24-1 on the season. Thief River Falls entered the tournament as the No. 1 seed and as the No. 1-ranked team in the state.

     Goalie Shania Johnson made 46 saves for the Panthers, who ended the season with a 13-13-1 record. Park Rapids was the No. 4 seed in the tournament.

     East Grand Forks, the No. 2 seed, edged No. 3 Warroad 2-1 in double overtime in Monday night’s other semifinal game.

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