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Coborn's hat trick keys Panthers' 6-4 win over Lightning

Park Rapids' Ian Johnson (5) reached for the puck as Northern Lakes' Denver Monn defended during Tuesday night's game at the Ted O. Johnson Ice Arena. (Vance Carlson / Enterprise)

Tucker Coborn's hat trick and Jared Naeve's four assists led the Park Rapids-Menahga boys hockey team to a 6-4 Mid-State Conference win over Northern Lakes Tuesday night at the Ted O. Johnson Ice Arena.

Northern Lakes held a 3-1 lead in the first period before the Panthers scored four unanswered goals to spark the win.

Kyle Kanten opened the scoring just 1:10 into the game on assists from Naeve and Sam Coborn.

The Lightning tied the game on Connor Chambers' power-play goal at the 4:49 mark and took a 3-1 lead on goals by Sam Johnson and Chambers within a span of 13 seconds midway through the period.

Naeve assisted on a goal by Tucker Coborn at the 10:46 mark and set up Sam Coborn for the game-tying goal at the 12:57 mark.

Park Rapids claimed a 5-3 lead when Ben Sitz and Sam Coborn set up Tucker Coborn at the 2:41 mark of the second period and Sitz and Naeve assisted on a goal by Levi Erickson at the 11:07 mark. Cody Chambers' goal at the 11:59 mark closed the margin to 5-4 entering the final period.

Tucker Coborn completed his hat trick and sealed the win with a goal at the 9:15 mark. Kevin McMorrow and Erickson assisted on the game's final goal.

Goalie Ryan O'Mara stopped 23 shots as the Panthers improved to 5-1 in conference play and 13-5-1 overall.

Joey Bergquist had 44 saves for Northern Lakes, which fell to 2-3 in the conference and 8-7 overall.

The Panthers travel to Detroit Lakes tonight (Saturday) and will return home to host Walker-Hackensack-Akeley Tuesday night in two more conference games.