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Panthers edge Blue Devils, end skid

Goals by Taylor Sagen and Allyson Vaudrin Tuesday night helped the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley girls hockey team snap a six-game losing streak.

Lexi Hinkley-Smith
Lexi Hinkley-Smith carried the puck into the LPGE/WDC zone during Tuesday night’s game.

     Goals by Taylor Sagen and Allyson Vaudrin Tuesday night helped the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley girls hockey team snap a six-game losing streak.

     Those two goals sparked a 2-1 Mid-State Conference win over Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Wadena-Deer Creek at the Ted O. Johnson Ice Arena.

     Lexi Hinkley-Smith and Josey Umthun assisted on Sagen’s goal at the 11:21 mark of the first period.

     Brooke Jerger and Jessie O’Hern set up Vaudrin’s goal at the 2:15 mark of the second period to give the Panthers a 2-0 lead.

     The Blue Devils avoided a shutout when Katelyn Barthel scored with 52 seconds to play.

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     Julia Smith made 22 saves as the Panthers improved to 2-2 in the conference and 5-12-1 overall.

     The Blue Devils fell to 0-3 in the conference and 8-10 overall.

 

LPGE/WDC                0    0      1…1

Park Rapids                1    1      0…2

 

FIRST PERIOD: 1, Park Rapids, Sagen (Hinkley-Smith, Umthun), 11:21. Penalties: LPGE/WDC 0, Park Rapids 1.

SECOND PERIOD: 2, Park Rapids, Vaudrin (Jerger, O’Hern), 2:15. Penalties: LPGE/WDC 2, Park Rapids 2.

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THIRD PERIOD: 2, LPGE/WDC, Barthel (Ecker), 16:08. Penalties: LPGE/WDC 0, Park Rapids 1.

GOALIE SAVES: LPGE/WDC (Hanson) 8-9-9-26. Park Rapids (Smith) 5-10-7-22.

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