Eight players score a goal in Panthers’ 10-1 victory
Eight different players, led by Connor Kennedy's hat trick, scored goals as the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley rolled to a 10-1 victory over Bagley/Fosston Tuesday night at the Ted O. Johnson Ice Arena.
Eight different players, led by Connor Kennedy’s hat trick, scored goals as the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley rolled to a 10-1 victory over Bagley/Fosston Tuesday night at the Ted O. Johnson Ice Arena.
The Panthers set the tone in this battle of Section 8A teams in the first period as a 25-3 advantage in shots led to a 5-0 lead. Cole Coborn and Zach Hagen assisted on a goal by Matt Bade just 2:33 into the game before Kiefer Miller scored at the 7:18 mark. Kennedy assisted on a power-play goal by Chase Brand at the 9:16 mark. Matt DeLaHunt followed with a goal at the 11:14 mark as Brand and Micah Barrett received assists. Jarret Johnson capped off the period with a goal at the 13:29 mark on assists from Craig Walters and Miller.
Another dominating second period, which saw the Panthers hold a 22-5 advantage in shots, extended the lead to 9-1. Miller and Brand set up Kennedy off the faceoff as the Panthers led 6-0 just 9 seconds into the period before Hagen and Miller assisted on another Kennedy score at the 11:13 mark. After Jarret Merschman scored for Bagley/Fosston at the 11:35 mark, Kennedy completed his hat trick at the 13:18 mark. DeLaHunt and Brand assisted on that goal. Cole Hoscheid and Erik Pittorf assisted on Joe Entwistle’s first varsity goal at the 15:48 mark on the power play.
Dylan Weaver’s goal at the 13:06 mark of the third period capped off the win. Johnson and Barrett received assists on that goal as the Panthers finished with a 57-13 advantage in shots.
Brand and Miller had three assists each while Barrett and Hagen set up two goals each as 11 different players tallied assists. Ben Naugle finished with 12 saves for the Panthers, who improved to 3-6 against section teams and 7-9 overall.
Bagley/Fosston fell to 0-4 in the section and 2-9 overall.
Bagley/Fosston 0 1 0…1
Park Rapids 5 4 1…10
FIRST PERIOD: 1, Park Rapids, Bade (Coborn, Hagen), 2:33. 2, Park Rapids, Miller, 7:18. 3, Park Rapids, Brand (Kennedy), 9:16. 4, Park Rapids, DeLaHunt (Brand, Barrett), 11:14. 5, Park Rapids, Johnson (Walters, Miller), 13:29. Penalties: Bagley/Fosston 2, Park Rapids 0.
SECOND PERIOD: 6, Park Rapids, Kennedy (Miller, Brand), :09. 7, Park Rapids, Kennedy (Hagen, Miller), 11:13. 1, Bagley/Fosston, Merschman, 11:35. 8, Park Rapids, Kennedy (DeLaHunt, Brand), 13:18. 9, Park Rapids, Entwistle (Hoscheid, Pittorf), 15:48. Penalties: Bagley/Fosston 2, Park Rapids 0.
THIRD PERIOD: 10, Park Rapids, Weaver (Johnson, Barrett), 13:06. Penalties: None.
GOALIE SAVES: Bagley/Fosston (Thoma) 20-18-9-47. Park Rapids (Naugle) 3-5-5-13.