Kayla Sayvoitz and Kylee Hopp scored two goals apiece as Prairie Centre gained a share of the Mid-State Conference title with a 7-1 win over the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley girls hockey team at Wadena on Jan. 22.
The win gave the Blue Devils a 5-1 record to tie Northern Lakes atop the conference standings. Detroit Lakes finished at 2-4 while the Panthers ended at 0-6 in Mid-State action.
Hopp scored twice in the first period while goals by Allie Lemke and Sayvoitz gave Prairie Centre a 4-0 lead. The Blue Devils outshot Park Rapids 17-5 in the first period.
Goals by Reece Ritter and Sayvoitz extended Prairie Centre's lead to 6-0 after the second period as Prairie Centre held a 10-3 edge in shots.
Alexa Kennedy scored at the 7:51 mark of the third period as the Panthers avoided the shutout. Kiana Landt assisted on that goal. Shelby Otte ended the scoring as Prairie Centre used a 16-2 advantage in shots in that period and a 43-10 edge in the game to improve to 11-11 on the season.
Goalie Kylie Pachel made 36 saves for the Panthers, who failed to score on seven power-play chances in falling to 0-19 overall.
Park Rapids 0 0 1...1
Prairie Centre 4 2 1...7
FIRST PERIOD: 1, Prairie Centre, Lemke (Ritter), :40. 2, Prairie Centre, Hopp (Otte), 11:19. 3, Prairie Centre, Hopp (Zigan), 13:07. 4, Prairie Centre, Sayvoitz (Ecker, Ritter), 14:02. Penalties: Park Rapids 1, Prairie Centre 1.
SECOND PERIOD: 5, Prairie Centre, Ritter (Lemke), 12:55. 6, Prairie Centre, Sayvoitz (Ritter, Cebulla), 16:50. Penalties: Park Rapids 1, Prairie Centre 2.
THIRD PERIOD: 1, Park Rapids, Kennedy (Landt), 7:51. 7, Prairie Centre, Otte (Och, Ecker), 16:53. Penalties: Park Rapids 0, Prairie Centre 4.
GOALIE SAVES: Park Rapids (K. Pachel) 13-8-15--36. Prairie Centre (Och) 5-3-1--9.