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Panthers lose chance to host section playoff game after 4-0 loss to Crookston

The Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley girls hockey team was hoping to play well enough during the regular season to lock up a home Section 8A tournament game.

     The Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley girls hockey team was hoping to play well enough during the regular season to lock up a home Section 8A tournament game.

     Crookston ended that goal by locking up the No. 4 seed for the section tournament with a 4-0 victory over the Panthers Tuesday night at Crookston.

     Taylor Zawchenuk scored at the 8:19 mark of the first period to give the Pirates a 1-0 lead.

     Sabrina Delorme’s goal at the 7:55 mark was followed by a power-play goal by Macy Strem at the 13:34 mark as Crookston led 3-0 after the second period.

     Delorme concluded the scoring at the 15:25 mark of the third period as the Pirates finished with a 34-14 advantage in shots.

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     Lexie Cormican made 14 saves for her fourth shutout of the season. The win lifted Crookston to 2-4 against section teams and 5-12-1 overall.

     Julia Smith made 20 saves for the Panthers, who fell to 0-7 against section teams and 5-14-1 overall. The Panthers have been shut out nine times this season.

     The Pirates defeated Park Rapids 2-0 earlier in the season and will get the No. 4 seed for the section tournament. Park Rapids will be the No. 5 seed and will play at Crookston in the first round.

 

Park Rapids                0    0      0…0

Crookston                    1    2      1…4

 

FIRST PERIOD: 1, Crookston, Zawchenuk (Allrich, Wahouske), 8:19.

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SECOND PERIOD: 2, Crookston, Delorme (Strem, Allrich), 7:55. 3, Crookston, Strem (Hajostek, Delorme), 13:34.

THIRD PERIOD: 4, Crookston, Delorme (Hajostek, Strem), 15:25.

GOALIE SAVES: Park Rapids (Smith) 9-6-15-30. Crookston (Cormican) 5-5-4-14.

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