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Panthers shut out Lake of the Woods

  Alex Pederson’s hat trick and Julia Smith’s first career shutout led the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley girls hockey team to an 8-0 win over Lake of the Woods last Friday night at the Ted O.  Johnson Ice Arena.

     The Panthers jumped out to a 5-0 lead after the first period by outshooting LOW 20-3. Danika Aletto scored on a power play at the 11:50 mark as Mady Vaudrin and Emma Gribbin had assists. Pederson assisted on a goal by Kendra Dresow at the 9:20 mark before scoring her first goal of the game at the 8:10 mark. Brooke Jerger made it 4-0 at the 4:26 mark on assists by Mady Vaudrin and Ally Vaudrin before Pederson scored off a faceoff 10 seconds later.

     Mady Vaudrin and Jerger set up Julia Renner at the 8:39 mark of the second period before Pederson completed her hat trick at the 3:20 mark. Kalpana Bowe assisted on a goal by Abby Fischer at the 2:49 mark that concluded the scoring.

     Smith finished with 13 saves for her first varsity win as the Panthers finished with a 47-13 advantage in shots.

     The win lifted Park Rapids to 1-5-1 against Section 8A opponents and 5-8-1 overall. LOW fell to 0-7.

Lake of Woods           0    0      0…0

Park Rapids                5    3      0…8

FIRST PERIOD: 1, Park Rapids, D. Aletto (M. Vaudrin, Gribbin), 11:50. 2, Park Rapids, Dresow (Pederson), 9:20. 3, Park Rapids, Pederson, 8:10. 4, Park Rapids, Br. Jerger (M. Vaudrin, A. Vaudrin), 4:26. 5, Park Rapids, Pederson, 4:16. Penalties: LOW 1, Park Rapids 1.

SECOND PERIOD: 6, Park Rapids, Renner (M. Vaudrin, Br. Jerger), 8:39. 7, Park Rapids, Pederson, 3:20. 8, Park Rapids, Fischer (Bowe), 2:49. Penalties: LOW 2, Park Rapids 1.

THIRD PERIOD: No scoring. Penalties: LOW 1, Park Rapids 1.

GOALIE SAVES: LOW (Salo) 15-17-7-39. Park Rapids (J. Smith) 3-5-5-13.