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Prowlers defeat Panthers 7-2 in battle of section opponents

Isak Bergland, Logan Engelstad and Ian Lund scored two goals apiece in leading Thief River Falls to a 7-2 win over the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team Tuesday nigh tat Ralph Engelstad Arena.

Engelstad and Bergland scored early in the first period before Matt DeLaHunt assisted on a goal by Jamie Stewart as the Panthers trailed 2-1 after the first period.

The Prowlers held a 17-5 advantage in shots in the second period in extending their lead to 4-1 on goals by Chris Forney and Lund.

After Ian Johnson set up Frank Moren early in the third period to cut the gap to 4-2, goals by Engelstad, Lund and Bergland sealed the win.

Goalie Cody Brumbaugh made 41 saves for the Panthers, who were outshot 48-29 in the game.

The loss dropped Park Rapids to 2-4 against Section 8A teams and 4-5-2 overall while the Prowlers improved to 3-1 in section games and 7-6 overall.

Park Rapids 1 0 1.......2

Thief River Falls 2 2 3.......7

FIRST PERIOD: 1, TRF, Engelstad (Bergland, Pederson), 1:39. 2, TRF, Bergland (Ortloff), 4:10. 1, Park Rapids, Stewart (M. DeLaHunt), 6:12.

SECOND PERIOD: 3, TRF, Forney (Pederson, Engelstad), 1:00. 4, TRF, Lund, 5:35.

THIRD PERIOD: 2, Park Rapids, Moren (Johnson), 2:41. 5, TRF, Engelstad (Forney, Bergland), 3:54 .6, TRF, Lund (Nelson, Forney), 11:17. 7, TRF, Bergland (Stein), 14:09.

GOALIE SAVES: Park Rapids (Brumbaugh) 14-15-12-41. TRF (Holmes) 10-5-12-27.