Weather Forecast


Lightning boys lose 6-5

The visiting Morris-Benson Storm edged the Northern Lakes Lightning boys’ hockey team 6-5 in overtime in a non-conference game on Thursday, Jan. 24.

Neither team led by more than one goal in the game, which was tied five times. The Lightning forced overtime on Aspen Florey’s power-play goal at 12:21 of the third period.

The Storm’s Brody Gimberlin won the game with a power-play goal 17 seconds into the overtime.

The Lightning, 7-10 overall, is scheduled to play at Monticello at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31.

Kegan Couture picked up four points on a pair of goals and two assists. Also netting goals were Ben Moe and Jake Hyytinen.

Mitch Stangel made 27 saves in net for the Lightning.

Morris/Benson 2 1 2 1 — 6

Northern Lakes 2 1 2 0 — 5

First period: MB-Tanner Picht (Brody Gimberlin) shg 3:28, NL-Ben Moe (Kegan Couture) ppg 3:53; NL-Couture (Moe) 5:57; MB-Mac Beyer (Picht) 9:27

Second period: NL-Jake Hyytinen (Nick Blanchette) 2:34; MB-Picht (Gimberlin, Jordan Staples) 16:58

Third period: NL-Couture shg 2:33; MB-Beyer (Eric Johnson); MB-Beyer(Gimberlin, Staples) 8:46, NL-Aspen Florey (Galligan, Couture) ppg 12:21

Overtime: MB-Gimberlin (Picht, Staples) ppg :17

Shots on goal: NL 28, MB 33

Goalies: NL-Mitch Stangel (27 saves); MB-Kyle Kennedy (23 saves)

Lightning 7, Sauk Centre 2

Aspen Florey scored twice while teammate Kegan Couture added a goal and three assists to lead Northern Lakes past the Prairie Center Area North Stars in a non-conference game Tuesday, Jan. 22, in Sauk Centre.

Also scoring goals for the Lightning were Kyle Narveson, Nick Blanchette, Ben Moe and Gaven Bickford.

Prairie Centre 1 1 0 — 2

Northern Lakes 2 3 2 — 7

First period: NL-Gaven Bickford (Ben Moe) 2:59; NL-Kyle Narveson (Nick Olson, Derrek French) 7:21; PC-Cody Steward (Noah Schmitz) ppg 11:41

Second period: PC-Schmitz (Preston Pung, Steward) 6:04; NL-Aspen Florey (Bickford, Kegan Couture) ppg 12:49; NL-Florey (Couture) shg 15:36; NL-Moe (Couture, Bickford) ppg 16:59

Third period: NL-Nick Blanchette (Narveson) :52; NL-Couture shg 14:27

Shots on goal: NL 33, PC 29

Goalies: NL-Mitch Stangel (27 saves); PC-Clay Deters (26 saves)

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