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Northern Lakes edges Panthers

Northern Lakes scored two goals in a span of 33 seconds in the third period to defeat the Park Rapids-Menahga-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team 3-2 Tuesday night at the Breezy Point Ice Arena.

After Ben Moe scored at the 4:27 mark of the first period to give Northern Lakes a 1-0 lead, Benson Ringle tied the game with an assist from Sam Coborn at the 10:24 mark.

Neither team scored in the second period as the Panthers held a 16-6 edge in shots.

A power-play goal by Connor Chambers at the 11:05 mark was followed by a goal by Dillon Johnson at the 11:38 mark as Northern Lakes claimed a 3-1 lead.

Coborn set up Luke Jaeger to pull the Panthers to within 3-2 at the 14:55 mark. But Northern Lakes goalie Joey Bergquist, who finished with 40 saves, preserved the win.

Park Rapids goalie Cody Brumbaugh tallied 31 saves as the Panthers fell to 2-1 in Mid-State Conference play and 3-7 overall. Northern Lakes improved to 2-2 in conference games and 5-6-1 overall.

The Panthers concluded last week's Fergus Falls tournament with an 8-3 loss to Fargo North last Thursday. No scoresheet was available for that game.

Park Rapids 1 0 1.....2

Northern Lakes 1 0 2.....3

FIRST PERIOD: 1, Northern Lakes, Moe (Blanchette), 4:27. 1, Park Rapids, Ringle (Coborn), 10:24. Penalties: Park Rapids 1, Northern Lakes 1.

SECOND PERIOD: No scoring. Penalties: Park Rapids 2, Northern Lakes 1.

THIRD PERIOD: 2, Northern Lakes, Chambers (Florey), 11:05. 3, Northern Lakes, Johnson (Narveson, Moe), 11:38. 2, Park Rapids, Jaeger (Coborn), 14:55. Penalties: Park Rapids 1, Northern Lakes 1.

GOALIE SAVES: Park Rapids (Brumbaugh) 12-6-13-31. Northern Lakes (Bergquist) 11-16-13-40.