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Warroad continues dominance over Panthers with 11-0 playoff victory

Warroad continued its dominance over the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team Thursday night.

The Warriors held a 44-7 advantage in shots on goal en route to an 11-0 win in a Section 8A quarterfinal game at Warroad.

Park Rapids hasn't scored a goal in five career games against the Warriors. Warroad shut out the Panthers 4-0 earlier this season and 5-0 last season and recorded two other shutouts in the section tournament (4-0 in 2007 and 13-0 in 2005).

Warroad dominated play again Thursday night as a 20-0 advantage in shots led to a 4-0 lead after the first period. Kobe Roth and Jared Bethune scored in the first five minutes of the game before Bethune added a power-play goal and Roth scored a shorthanded goal.

Two goals by Bethune and goals by Casey Anderson and Kyle Sylvester extended the lead to 8-0 after the second period as the Warriors held a 12-5 advantage in shots.

Anderson, Ben Smieja and Brandon Newhouse concluded the scoring in the third period as the Warriors held a 12-2 advantage in shots.

Goalie Cody Brumbaugh finished with 33 saves as the No. 6-seeded Panthers ended the season with a 14-9-3 overall record. Warroad, the No. 3 seed, advanced to the semifinals with an 18-6-2 record.

Park Rapids 0 0 0......0

Warroad 4 4 3....11

FIRST PERIOD: 1, Warroad, Roth (Jaycox), 2:09. 2, Warroad, Bethune (Smieja), 4:56. 3, Warroad, Bethune (Jaycox), 11:01. 4, Warroad, Roth (Jaycox), 14:54. Penalties: Park Rapids 1, Warroad 1.

SECOND PERIOD: 5, Warroad, Anderson (Smieja), 1:49. 6, Warroad, Bethune, 5:32. 7, Warroad, Sylvester (Newhouse, Anderson), 6:13. 8, Warroad, Bethune (Smieja, Roth), 9:53. Penalties: Park Rapids 2, Warroad 0.

THIRD PERIOD: 9, Warroad, Anderson (Sylvester), 10:05. 10, Warroad, Smieja (McPherson), 13:00. 11, Warroad, Newhouse (Sylvester, Anderson), 15:30. Penalties: Park Rapids 1, Warroad 2.

GOALIE SAVES: Park Rapids (Brumbaugh) 16-8-9-33. Warroad (King) 0-5-x-5; (Burke) x-x-2-2.