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Tostenson keys 9-1 victory by Panthers

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Leeza Tostenson scored four goals as the Park Rapids-Menahga-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley girls hockey team rolled to a 9-1 win at Pequot Lakes Thursday night.

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The Panthers held a 46-10 edge in shots on goal and followed a four-goal second period with a four-goal third period for their highest scoring game of the season.

Hannah Williams gave the Panthers a 1-0 lead with 8:50 to play in the first period. McKenna Brand and Heather Brostrom assisted on that goal.

Goals by Brostrom (at the 7:07 mark) and Williams (at the 5:47 mark) pushed the lead to 3-0 in the second period. Brittany Floyd and Brand assisted on Brostrom's goal and Brand set up Williams' second goal of the game.

After Amanda Carlson scored shorthanded with 2:45 to go to close the gap to 3-1, power-play goals by Tostenson and Brand in a span of 37 seconds late in the period pushed the Panthers' advantage to 5-1. Danika Aletto assisted on Brand's goal.

Tostenson scored three times at the start of the third period to seal the win. Williams assisted on Tostenson's second goal of the game at the 14:59 mark. Tostenson completed her hat trick with 12:10 to play before adding a shorthanded goal with 7:27 left. Brand set up Brostrom with the game's final goal with 4:39 left.

Jessica Gapinski filled in for Bailey Moore in the nets and earned the win by stopping nine of 10 shots she faced.

Park Rapids defeated Pequot Lakes 4-1 in the first game of the season. The win lifted Park Rapids' record to 7-11-2 overall. Pequot Lakes fell to 3-16 overall.

FIRST PERIOD: 1, Park Rapids, Williams (Brand, Brostrom), 8:50. Penalties: Park Rapids 0, Pequot Lakes 1.

SECOND PERIOD: 2, Park Rapids, Brostrom (Floyd, Brand), 7:07. 3, Park Rapids, Williams (Brand), 5:47. 1, Pequot Lakes, Carlson (Eggena), 2:45. 4, Park Rapids, Tostenson (unassisted), 2:18. 5, Park Rapids, Brand (Aletto), 1:41. Penalties: Park Rapids 1, Pequot Lakes 3.

THIRD PERIOD: 6, Park Rapids, Tostenson (Williams), 14:59. 7, Park Rapids, Tostenson (unassisted), 12:10. 8, Park Rapids, Tostenson (unassisted), 7:27. 9, Park Rapids, Brostrom (Brand), 4:39. Penalties: Park Rapids 2, Pequot Lakes 0.

GOALIE SAVES: Park Rapids (Gapinski) 1-3-5-9. Pequot Lakes (Serfling) 6-21-x-27; (Deutsch) x-x-10-10.

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