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Panthers drop games to E-G, TRF

Mady Vaudrin skated after the puck during Park Rapids' game against Eveleth-Gilbert Saturday night.1 / 2
Shania Johnson deflected the puck during Saturday night's game against Eveleth-Gilbert.2 / 2

After being outplayed in the first period, Eveleth-Gilbert took control the rest of the game in a 5-3 win over the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley girls hockey team Saturday night at the Ted O. Johnson Ice Arena.

The host Panthers held an 11-5 advantage in shots on goal in taking a 1-0 lead after the first period. McKenna Brand set up Jessica Gapinski at the 9:48 mark for the game's first goal.

Eveleth-Gilbert controlled the second period, firing 20 shots at Park Rapids goalie Shania Johnson while holding the Panthers to only five shots on goal. Amanda Arbogast had a goal and an assist as E-G claimed a 2-1 lead. However, Brand's goal at the 14:16 mark gave Park Rapids a 2-2 tie entering the final period.

Goals by Arbogast and Kayla Moe in the first 1:30 of the final period and Kaylen Erchul's goal at the 7:45 mark gave E-G a 5-2 lead. Mady Vaudrin assisted on Gapinski's second goal of the game at the 8:24 mark to conclude the scoring.

Goalie Vicky Fossland finished with 18 saves as the Golden Bears improved to 5-5. Johnson made 34 saves for the Panthers, who fell to 1-8.

Eveleth-Gilbert 0 2 3.....5

Park Rapids 1 1 1.....3

FIRST PERIOD: 1, Park Rapids, Gapinski (Brand), 9:48. Penalties: E-G 4, Park Rapids 2.

SECOND PERIOD: 1, E-G, Arbogast (Rosati), 13:38. 2, E-G, Westin (Arbogast), 13:51. 2, Park Rapids, Brand (unassisted), 14:16. Penalties: E-G 0, Park Rapids 1.

THIRD PERIOD: 3, E-G, Arbogast (Westin), :20. 4, E-G, Moe (Erchul), 1:30. 5, E-G, Erchul (Arbogast, Kishel), 7:45. 3, Park Rapids, Gapinski (Vaudrin), 8:24. Penalties: E-G 1, Park Rapids 2.

GOALIE SAVES: E-G (Fossland) 10-2-6-18. Park Rapids (Johnson) 5-18-11-34.

Panthers fall to Prowlers

Kaylee Koop made 19 saves on 20 shots in leading Thief River Falls to a 3-1 win over the Panthers last Tuesday night at the Ted O. Johnson Ice Arena.

Shelby Norlin's goal at the 11:53 mark of the first period gave the Prowlers a 1-0 lead before Emily Bergland's goal 24 seconds into the third period made it 2-0.

Vaudrin assisted on a goal by Brand at the 5:08 mark as the Panthers faced a 2-1 deficit. TRF sealed the win on Jordan Solheim's goal at the 8:05 mark.

Johnson finished with 25 saves, including 13 in the first period, for the Panthers.

Thief River Falls 1 0 2.....3

Park Rapids 0 0 1.....1

FIRST PERIOD: 1, Thief River Falls, Norlin (Hunt, Marshall), 11:53. Penalties: None.

SECOND PERIOD: No scoring. Penalties: TRF 1, Park Rapids 0.

THIRD PERIOD: 2, Thief River Falls, E. Bergland (M. Bergland, Marolt), :24. 1, Park Rapids, Brand (Vaudrin), 5:08. 3, Thief River Falls, Solheim (unassisted), 8:05. Penalties: TRF 1, Park Rapids 0.

GOALIE SAVES: TRF (Koop) 8-7-4-19. Park Rapids (Johnson) 13-7-5-25.