Jack Slagle’s power-play goal provided the only scoring for the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team in a 5-1 Mid-State Conference loss to Detroit Lakes at the Ted O. Johnson Ice Arena on Tuesday, Dec. 10.

Detroit Lakes took a 2-0 lead on Jordan Fields’ goal at the 6:10 mark and Jackson Fields’ power-play goal at the 10:31 mark of the first period. Nash Mitchell assisted on Slagle’s goal with 15 seconds remaining in the opening period as the Panthers cut the gap to 2-1.

Jacob McAllister gave the Lakers a 4-1 lead with a goal at the 7:41 mark and a power-play goal at the 11:16 mark. Alex Bren followed with a goal with 1:40 to play in the second period to conclude the scoring.

The Lakers held a 42-15 advantage in shots on goal. Ben Strandlie finished with 37 saves, including 15 during a scoreless third period, for the Panthers.

The win lifted Detroit Lakes to 3-0 in the conference, 1-2 against Section 8A opponents and 4-3 overall. Park Rapids fell to 0-2 in the conference, 0-2 against section foes and 0-3 overall.

Detroit Lakes 2 3 0...5
Park Rapids 1 0 0...1
FIRST PERIOD: 1, Detroit Lakes, Jo. Fields (Boehne, Justesen), 6:10. 2, Detroit Lakes, Ja. Fields (Bren, Wimmer), 10:31. 1, Park Rapids, Slagle (Mitchell), 16:45. Penalties: Detroit Lakes 2, Park Rapids 1.
SECOND PERIOD: 3, Detroit Lakes, McAllister (Fritz), 7:41. 4, Detroit Lakes, McAllister (Benson, Schwan), 11:16. 5, Detroit Lakes, Bren (Fritz), 15:20. Penalties: Detroit Lakes 1, Park Rapids 2.
THIRD PERIOD: No scoring. Penalties: Detroit Lakes 2, Park Rapids 2.
GOALIE SAVES: Detroit Lakes (Itzen) 4-5-5--14. Park Rapids (Strandlie) 10-12-15--37.