Donovan, Northern Lakes defeat Panthers
Shane Donovan's two goals and two assists led the Lightning to a 7-1 victory over the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team.
Northern Lakes used two goals and two assists by Shane Donovan for a 7-1 Mid-State Conference win over the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team at Breezy Point on Thursday, Dec. 19.
Tyler Seeling scored 18 seconds into the game, Josef Slepica scored at the 6:43 mark and Caiden Kjelstrom scored at the 13:46 mark as Northern Lakes built a 3-0 lead after the first period.
Goals by Donovan at the 7:44 and 14:20 marks and a goal by Carter Holtziecier at the 10:27 mark extended the lead to 6-0 after the second period.
Nash Mitchell and Alec Nordin assisted on a goal by Joey Hillukka with 4:34 to play as the Panthers made it 6-1. Seeling’s power-play goal with 2:59 remaining concluded the scoring.
The Lightning finished with a 40-20 advantage in shots on goal in improving to 2-1-1 in conference play and 4-3-1 overall.
Goalie Ben Strandlie made 33 saves for the Panthers, who fell to 1-3 against conference teams and 1-6 overall.