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Panthers fire 94 shots on goal in 2-1 victory, 2-2 tie

     The Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team dominated in shots on goal in a victory over Northern Lakes and a tie with Greenway.

     Park Rapids fired 50 shots on goal in a 2-1 Mid-State Conference win over Northern Lakes at the Ted O. Johnson Ice Arena Thursday night and followed with 44 shots on goal in a 2-2 tie at Greenway Friday night.

     The win over Northern Lakes gave the Panthers a 6-0 record in conference games while the tie with Greenway gave the Panthers an 11-3-3 overall record.

Panthers edge Lightning

     Despite having a 50-10 advantage in shots on goal, the Panthers needed a pair of goals by Connor Kennedy in the second period to escape with the win.

     Nick Reed gave Northern Lakes a 1-0 lead just 1:22 into the game. That would be the only goal for the Lightning as goalie Cody Brumbaugh stopped the next nine shots.

     Kennedy tied the game at the 12:47 mark before scoring the game-winner with 20 seconds remaining in the second period. Luke Jaeger and Drew Bade had assists on the game-tying goal while Noah MacPherson and Chase Brand received assists on Kennedy’s game-winner.

     Goalie Mitch Stangel kept Northern Lakes in the game by making 14 saves in the first period, 15 saves in the second period and 19 saves in the third period.

     The loss dropped the Lightning to 1-2 in conference games and 8-6 overall.

Northern Lakes            1    0      0…1

Park Rapids                0    2      0…2

FIRST PERIOD: 1, Northern Lakes, Reed (Maucieri), 1:22. Penalties: None.

SECOND PERIOD: 1, Park Rapids, Kennedy (Jaeger, D. Bade), 12:47. 2, Park Rapids, Kennedy (MacPherson, Brand), 16:40. Penalties: None.

THIRD PERIOD: No scoring. Penalties: Northern Lakes 3, Park Rapids 2.

GOALIE SAVES: Northern Lakes (Stangel) 14-15-19-48. Park Rapids (Brumbaugh) 3-3-3-9.

Panthers, Greenway settle for tie

     Goalie Austin Anick stopped 18 shots in the second period and 12 shots in overtime in leading Greenway to the tie.

     The Panthers led 2-0 behind Bade’s power-play goal at the 7:54 mark of the first period and Jaeger’s goal 39 seconds into the second period. Kennedy assisted on Bade’s goal while Bailey Mueller had an assist on Jaeger’s goal.

     Anick stopped the final 36 shots he faced as Greenway rallied with a pair of goals in the third period.

     Justin Guyer scored at the 7:02 mark and Taylor Lantz followed with a power-play goal at the 14:47 mark to force overtime.

     The Panthers held a 12-2 edge in shots in the extra period, but had to settle for the tie.

     Brumbaugh made 20 saves for the Panthers as the tie gave Greenway a 1-12-3 record.

Park Rapids        1      1    0      0…2

Greenway           0      0    2      0…2

FIRST PERIOD: 1, Park Rapids, D. Bade (Kennedy), 7:54. Penalties: Park Rapids 2, Greenway 1.

SECOND PERIOD: 2, Park Rapids, Jaeger (Mueller), :39. Penalties: Park Rapids 0, Greenway 2.

THIRD PERIOD: 1, Greenway, Guyer (Washburn), 7:02. 2, Greenway, Lantz (O’Toole, Kalisch), 14:47. Penalties: Park Rapids 4, Greenway 0.

OVERTIME: No scoring. Penalties: Park Rapids 0, Greenway 1.

GOALIE SAVES: Park Rapids (Brumbaugh) 3-6-9-2-20. Greenway (Anick) 6-18-6-12-42.