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Williams' goal gives Panthers win in OT

Hannah Williams' goal 2:17 into overtime gave the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley girls hockey team a 5-4 win at Detroit Lakes Tuesday night.

Hannah Williams' goal 2:17 into overtime gave the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley girls hockey team a 5-4 win at Detroit Lakes Tuesday night.

Goals by Hayley Maloney and Brianna Seebold gave Detroit Lakes a 2-0 lead before Jessica Gapinski's power-play goal and McKenna Brand's goal tied the game after two periods. Heather Brostrom and Mady Vaudrin assisted on Gapinski's goal at the 5:32 mark while Vaudrin set up Brand at the 14:14 mark.

Brand scored 30 seconds into the third period to give the Panthers a 3-2 lead before the Lakers tied the game on Seebold's power-play goal. Brand tallied her ninth hat trick of the season to give the Panthers a 4-3 lead at the 11:32 mark. Brostrom and Gapinski assisted on that goal. Callie Johnson's goal at the 11:56 mark tied the game and forced overtime.

The Panthers, who finished with a 42-29 advantage in shots, prevailed in overtime for the second time this season to improve to 10-12 on the year. Park Rapids defeated Detroit Lakes 5-1 earlier in the season.

Goalie Shania Johnson finished with 25 saves for the Panthers. The loss dropped the Lakers to 6-17 on the season.

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Park Rapids 0 2 2 1.....5

Detroit Lakes1 1 2 0.....4

FIRST PERIOD: 1, Detroit Lakes, Maloney (B. Johnson, Friesen), 8:03. Penalties: Park Rapids 1, Detroit Lakes 1.

SECOND PERIOD: 2, Detroit Lakes, Seebold (C. Johnson, Payne), 4:31. 1, Park Rapids, Gapinski (Brostrom, Vaudrin), 5:32. 2, Park Rapids, Brand (Vaudrin), 14:14. Penalties: Park Rapids 0, Detroit Lakes 2.

THIRD PERIOD: 3, Park Rapids, Brand, :30. 3, Detroit Lakes, Seebold, 2:39. 4, Park Rapids, Brand (Brostrom, Gapinski), 11:32. 4, Detroit Lakes, C. Johnson (Seebold, Payne), 11:56. Penalties: Park Rapids 2, Detroit Lakes 0.

OVERTIME: 5, Park Rapids, Williams, 2:17. Penalties: None.

GOALIE SAVES: Park Rapids (Johnson) 10-7-8-0-25. Detroit Lakes (Roy) 11-14-9-3-37.

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