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Panthers blank RLF to extend win streak

Jamie Stewart's goal and four assists led the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team to a 5-0 win at Red Lake Falls Monday night.

Stewart assisted on a goal by Luke Jaeger 5 minutes into the game as the Panthers led 1-0 after the first period.

Stewart scored 3:19 into the second period before assisting on goals by Frank Moren at the 12:44 and 15:25 marks as the Panthers claimed a 4-0 lead. Ian Johnson also assisted on both of Moren's goal, including a power-play goal. The Panthers had a 17-5 advantage in shots on goal in that period.

Johnson, who tallied his third assist of the game, and Stewart set up Noah MacPherson for the game's final goal at the 3:57 mark of the third period. The Panthers outshot RLF 19-4 in the final period to end with a 45-14 edge.

Goalie Cody Brumbaugh recorded his first shutout of the season as the Panthers improved to 4-4 against Section 8A opponents and 9-5-2 overall with their fifth consecutive victory. RLF fell to 0-9 against section teams and 3-13 overall.

Park Rapids 1 3 1.......5

Red Lake Falls 0 0 0......0

FIRST PERIOD: 1, Park Rapids, Jaeger (Stewart), 5:00. Penalties: Park Rapids 0, RLF 1.

SECOND PERIOD: 2, Park Rapids, Stewart, 3:19. 3, Park Rapids, Moren (Stewart, Johnson), 12:44. 4, Park Rapids, Moren (Johnson, Stewart), 15:25. Penalties: Park Rapids 0, RLF 1.

THIRD PERIOD: 5, Park Rapids, MacPherson (Johnson, Stewart), 3:57. Penalties: Park Rapids 1, RLF 1.

GOALIE SAVES: Park Rapids (Brumbaugh) 5-5-4-14. Red Lake Falls (Casavan) 8-14-18-40.