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North Stars win three

The Breezy Point North Stars junior hockey team extended its winning streak to nine games after winning all three of its games last week, topping Granite City, New Ulm and Willmar.

North Stars 4, Lumberjacks 3

They started by earning a 4-3 shootout victory over the Granite City Lumberjacks on Thursday, Nov. 10.

The Stars did not take the lead until 11 minutes into the third period, when Tristyn Sabina scored with a man advantage to make the score 3-2. However, the Lumberjacks responded four minutes later to send the game into overtime.

After a scoreless overtime period, North Star captain Nick Blanchette scored in the opening round of the shootout, answering a Granite City goal to keep the game going. After eight unsuccessful attempts for both teams, Ryan Higgins scored for the Stars to end the game.

Goalie Bronson Moore recorded 42 saves in the game.

North Stars 5, New Ulm 2

After edging out the Lumberjacks, the Stars carried that momentum to New Ulm the following day, defeating the Steel 5-2.

The Stars played from behind for much of the game, finally tying it at 2 late in the second quarter on a goal by Wyatt Stotts. The team the powered ahead with a three-goal third period.

The first goal of the third period came from Alex Flicek, followed by Cyril Nagurski roughly 90 seconds later. A goal by Christian Lenzmeier in the final minute ended the scoring for both teams.

Lenzmeier led the team with two goals and one assist.

Goalie Magnus Lindhe stopped 28 of the 30 shots he faced.

North Stars 10, WarHawks 6

On Saturday, Nov. 12, the North Stars entered the third period of their game against Willmar down by one, but rattled off seven goals in the in final period to overwhelm their opponent 10-6

Down 4-3 at the start of the third period, the Stars scored two goals in the first minute, with Stotts scoring 22 seconds before Josh Laven found the net to give the team a lead they would not surrender.

Steven Kukla and Tyler Larwood led the team with two goals and one assist each. Nikolas Boyer also scored two goals and Laven had a goal and two assists.

Goalie Sam Moberg improved his record to 4-1-0, ending the game with 36 saves.

Dan Determan

Staff Writer for the Pineandlakes Echo Journal weekly newspaper.