Kanten's hat trick leads Panthers past Greenway

Kyle Kanten's hat trick led the Park Rapids-Menahga-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team to a penalty-marred 6-1 victory over Greenway Saturday night at the Ted O. Johnson Ice Arena.

Jamie Stewart
Jamie Stewart carried the puck behind the Park Rapids net during Saturday night's game against Greenway.

Kyle Kanten's hat trick led the Park Rapids-Menahga-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team to a penalty-marred 6-1 victory over Greenway Saturday night at the Ted O. Johnson Ice Arena.

Sam Coborn opened the scoring 1:51 into the game and Kanten followed with a pair of goals to give the Panthers a 3-1 lead after the first period. Ian Johnson and Coborn assisted on Kanten's power-play goal at the 11:38 mark and Kanten followed with another goal at the 14:52 mark. The Panthers held a 16-5 edge in shots in the opening period.

Park Rapids controlled the second period with a 22-7 advantage in shots. Frank Moren's power-play goal at the 3:21 mark and Zach Strandlie's goal at the 10:55 mark gave the Panthers a 5-1 lead. Levi Erickson and Johnson had assists on Moren's goal.

Kanten completed his hat trick with a breakaway goal with :01 remaining to cap the scoring. The Panthers held a 15-6 edge in shots in the final period, which saw 10 penalties whistled.

Park Rapids goalie Scott Smith made 17 saves for the win as the Panthers finished with a 53-18 advantage in shots. The Panthers converted 2 of 12 power-play opportunities while Greenway went 0-for-10 on the power play.


The win lifted Park Rapids to 10-9-1 on the season while Greenway fell to 9-12.

Greenway 1 0 0.....1

Park Rapids 3 2 1.....6

FIRST PERIOD: 1, Park Rapids, Coborn, 1:51. 1, Greenway, Haigh (Staydohar), 9:29. 2, Park Rapids, Kanten (Johnson, Coborn), 11:38. 3, Park Rapids, Kanten, 14:52. Penalties: Greenway 2, Park Rapids 4.

SECOND PERIOD: 4, Park Rapids, Moren (Erickson, Johnson), 3:21. 5, Park Rapids, Strandlie, 10:55. Penalties: Greenway 3, Park Rapids 3.

THIRD PERIOD: 6, Park Rapids, Kanten, 16:59. Penalties: Greenway 7, Park Rapids 3.

GOALIE SAVES: Greenway (Arnason) 13-20-14-47. Park Rapids (Smith) 4-7-6-17.

RLF defeats Panthers


Red Lake Falls used a 44-24 advantage in shots on goal to spark a 4-1 Section 8A win over the Panthers Thursday night at the Ted O. Johnson Ice Arena.

Andrew Jahnke's goal with :04 remaining in the first period gave Red Lake Falls a 1-0 lead.

Goals by Joe Berberena, Jacob Ness and Jahnke pushed Red Lake Falls' lead to 4-0.

Lucas Maves and Moren set up Coborn for the Panthers' lone goal at the 7:53 mark of the second period.

Red Lake Falls goalie Cole Larson made 23 saves while Smith finished with 40 saves. The win lifted Red Lake Falls to 7-5 against section teams and 12-9 overall while the Panthers fell to 3-6 in section games.

Red Lake Falls 1 3 0.....4

Park Rapids 0 1 0.....1

FIRST PERIOD: 1, Red Lake Falls, Jahnke (Zutz), 16:56. Penalties: RLF 1, Park Rapids 4.


SECOND PERIOD: 2, Red Lake Falls, Berberena, 1:14. 3, Red Lake Falls, Ness (Schmitz), 4:33. 4, Red Lake Falls, Jahnke (Martocq, Schmitz), 6:06. 1, Park Rapids, Coborn (Maves, Moren), 7:53. Penalties: RLF 1, Park Rapids 0.

THIRD PERIOD: No scoring. Penalties: RLF 2, Park Rapids 2.

GOALIE SAVES: RLF (Larson) 5-11-7-23. Park Rapids (Smith) 11-18-11-40.

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