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Boys Hockey: Lake of the Woods rallies to tie Park Rapids

Anson Haack's two goals in the third period forced overtime in this Section 8A battle.

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Parker Vinge carried the puck toward the Lake of the Woods zone during the Panthers' 2-2 tie in a Section 8A game at the Ted O. Johnson Ice Arena on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022.<br/>
Vance Carlson / Park Rapids Enterprise

PARK RAPIDS – Anson Haack’s shorthanded goal and power-play goal in the third period rallied Lake of the Woods to a 2-2 tie with the Park Rapids-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team at the Ted O. Johnson Ice Arena on Saturday, Jan. 22.

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Reed Sharp reached for the puck during the Panthers' 2-2 tie with Lake of the Woods on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022. <br/>
Vance Carlson / Park Rapids Enterprise

Park Rapids carried a 2-0 lead into the third period behind Nash Mitchell’s power-play goal at the 7:50 mark of the first period and Jaxson Lund’s goal at the 7:54 mark of the second period. Mitchell and Liam Torola set up Lund’s goal.

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Josh Hillukka battled to win a faceoff during the Panthers' 2-2 tie with Lake of the Woods on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022.<br/>
Vance Carlson / Park Rapids Enterprise

Despite being outshot 13-7 in the third period, the Bears forced overtime when Haack scored on a breakaway when Park Rapids was on the power play just 1:49 into the period and scored on a slapshot off a faceoff following a Park Rapids penalty with 6:27 left in regulation.

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Conner Hanson fired a pass past Lake of the Woods' Randy Wood during a Section 8A game at the Ted O. Johnson Ice Arena on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022. <br/>
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Lake of the Woods fired five shots on net while the Panthers had three shots on goal in overtime as these two Section 8A rivals settled for a tie.

Goalie Sawyer Torkelson made 30 saves for the Panthers, who defeated LOW 5-4 on Dec. 10. Park Rapids is now 2-4-1 in section games and 7-8-1 overall.

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LOW, which was outshot 38-32 in the game, is now 1-5-1 against section foes and 5-8-1 overall.

Lake of the Woods 0 0 2 0…2

Park Rapids 1 1 0 0…2

FIRST PERIOD: 1, Park Rapids, Mitchell, 7:50. Penalties: LOW 1, Park Rapids 0.SECOND PERIOD: 2, Park Rapids, Lund (Mitchell, L. Torola), 7:54. Penalties: LOW 1, Park Rapids 4.

THIRD PERIOD: 1, LOW, Haack, 1:49. 2, LOW, Haack (Kvernen, Krause), 10:33. Penalties: LOW 1, Park Rapids 1.

OVERTIME: No scoring. Penalties: LOW 1, Park Rapids 0.

GOALIE SAVES: LOW (Stromland) 10-10-13-3–36. Park Rapids (Torkelson) 10-10-5-5–30.

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