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Jorgenson sparks Panthers to 7-1 victory at Bagley

Bjorn Jorgenson's two goals and three assists sparked the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team to a 7-1 win over Bagley/Fosston at Bagley Thursday night.

Bjorn Jorgenson's two goals and three assists sparked the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team to a 7-1 win over Bagley/Fosston at Bagley Thursday night.

Shea Alto opened the scoring at the 6:10 mark before Bagley/Fosston tied it at 1-1 after the first period.

A three-goal second period put the Panthers in control as Jorgenson assisted on goals by Caleb Strandlie at the 1:39 mark and Jarrett Johnson at the 4:50 mark and scored at the 7:13 mark. Alto and Strandlie tallied assists on Jorgenson's goal.

Jorgenson opened the third period with a goal on an assist from Alto at the 3:55 mark before goals by Micah Link at the 4:50 mark and Isaac Johnson at the 8:09 mark concluded the scoring. Jorgenson assisted on Link's goal while Jarrett Johnson set up the final goal.

Park Rapids outshot the hosts 13-5 in the first period, 17-7 in the second period and 14-3 in the third period for a 44-15 advantage in shots for the game. Neither team capitalized on penalties as the Panthers went 0-for-6 on the power play while Bagley was 0-for-4 with a man advantage.

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Goalie Austin Jerger made 14 saves for the Panthers, who improved to 1-1 against Section 8A teams and overall. Bagley/Fosston fell to 0-1 against section opponents and 0-2 overall.

"I was very pleased with the last two periods against East Grand Forks. I think we built a little momentum and a little confidence off that," said Park Rapids head coach Pete Naugle, whose team gave up six goals in the first period in an 8-0 loss to EGF in the season opener. "I was definitely happy to get a win. We moved the puck around and were unselfish and it was nice to see different people score. Hopefully we can keep progressing."

Park Rapids 1 3 3....7

Bagley/Fosston 1 0 0....1

FIRST PERIOD: 1, Park Rapids, Alto, 6:10. 1, Bagley, Johnson-O'Beirne, 13:54. Penalties: Park Rapids 1, Bagley 2.

SECOND PERIOD: 2, Park Rapids, Strandlie (Jorgenson), 1:39. 3, Park Rapids, J. Johnson (Jorgenson), 4:50. 4, Park Rapids, Jorgenson (Alto, Strandlie), 7:13. Penalties: Park Rapids 1, Bagley 3.

THIRD PERIOD: 5, Park Rapids, Jorgenson (Alto), 3:55. 6, Park Rapids, M. Link (Jorgenson), 4:50. 7, Park Rapids, I. Johnson (J. Johnson), 8:09. Penalties: Park Rapids 3, Bagley 1.

GOALIE SAVES: Park Rapids (Jerger) 4-7-3--14. Bagley (Halvorson) 12-14-11--37.

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