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Three goals in third period seal East Grand Forks’ 5-1 win over Panthers

East Grand Forks used a 44-8 advantage in shots to spark a 5-1 win over the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team in the season opener Tuesday night at East Grand Forks.

     East Grand Forks used a 44-8 advantage in shots to spark a 5-1 win over the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team in the season opener Tuesday night at East Grand Forks.

     After a scoreless first period in which the host Green Wave held a 14-1 edge in shots, Park Rapids took a 1-0 lead on a slapshot by Kiefer Miller at the 6:31 mark. Matt DeLaHunt assisted on that goal.

     The Green Wave responded with goals by Casey Kallock at the 10:08 mark and Tyler Schauer at the 12:36 mark for a 2-1 lead. EGF held a 16-3 advantage in shots in the second period.

     A three-goal third period sealed the win as Nick Derrick scored at the 3:47 mark, Braden Shea scored at the 14:55 mark and Coby Stauss scored at the 15:47 mark. EGF ended with a 9-3 advantage in shots in the third period.

     Park Rapids goalie Austin Jerger finished with 39 saves while EGF goalie Jerod Reak faced only eight shots.

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     East Grand Forks, which has won the last three Section 8A titles and the last two state Class A titles, entered the season rated No. 3 in the first state Class A poll.

 

Park Rapids                0    1      0…1

East Grand Forks        0    2      3….5

 

FIRST PERIOD: No scoring.

SECOND PERIOD: 1, Park Rapids, Miller (DeLaHunt), 6:31. 1, East Grand Forks, Kallock (Brown), 10:08. 2, East Grand Forks, Schauer (Kallock, Swanson), 12:36.

THIRD PERIOD: 3, East Grand Forks, Derrick (Shea), 3:47. 4, East Grand Forks, Shea (Derrick), 14:55. 5, East Grand Forks, Stauss (Tweten), 15:47.

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GOALIE SAVES: Park Rapids (Jerger) 14-16-9-39. East Grand Forks (Reak) 1-3-3-7.

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