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Boys Hockey: Lightning top Willmar, fall to Alex

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Northern Lakes Boys Hockey Christian Crutcher
Northern Lakes' Christian Crutcher takes a slap shot near the blue line in the Lightning's win over Willmar on Monday, Feb. 14, 2022.
Dan Determan / Echo Journal

BREEZY POINT — Tyler Seeling recorded two goals and two assists for the Northern Lakes Lightning as they defeated the Willmar Cardinals 6-1 in a Section 6-1A matchup Monday, Feb. 14.

Logan Verville scored two goals for the Lightning while Isaac Peterson and Quady Bernu each finished with one goal.

Nigel DeSanto stopped 32 of 33 shots in net for Northern Lakes as they improved to 14-9 this season.

Willmar 0 1 0 – 1

Northern Lakes 0 3 3 – 6

Second period: NL-Tyler Seeling 2:16, NL-Logan Verville (Zach Ehnstrom, Tyler Seeling) PPG 7:53, NL-Isaac Peterson (Christian Crutcher) PPG 10:54, W-Cullen Gregory (Jason Malmgren, Carter Schow) PPG 16:41

Third period: NL-Logan Verville (Tyler Seeling) 1:58, NL-Quady Bernu (Jameson St. Clair) 8:00, NL-Tyler Seeling (Andrew Villarreal) SHG 11:53

Shots on goal: NL 54, W 33

Goalies: NL-Nigel DeSanto (32 saves); W-Braxton Heid (48 saves)

Overall: NL 14-9.

Alexandria 6, Northern Lakes 4

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ALEXANDRIA — Tyler Seeling scored two goals for Northern Lakes in its 6-4 loss to Alexandria Saturday, Feb. 12.

The two teams were tied after both the first and second periods before the Cardinals scored three times in the third.

Isaac Peterson and Zasch Ehnstrom each had goals for the Lightning as well. Alexandria outshot Northern Lakes 37-28.

Alexandria 1 2 3 — 6

Northern Lakes 1 2 1 — 4

First period: A-Josiah Gronholz (Brycen Berg, Mason Loch) 6:13, NL-Isaac Peterson (Jameson St. Clair, Quady Bernu) 8:49

Second period: NL-Tyler Seeling (St. Clair) 0:25, A-Berg (Gronholz, Tripp Shatek) 3:22, A-Lee Kompelien (Henry Ramstorf, Pieter Mulder) 5:08, NL-Seeling (Colton Craig) 14;09

Third period: A-Tyler Kludt (Berg, Gronholz) 8:30, NL-Zach Ehnstrom (Seeling, Peterson) 11:04, A-Mulder (Ramstorf, Kludt) 12:26, A-Gronholz 14:06

Shots on goal: NL 28, Alex 37

Goalies: NL-Nigel DeSanto (31 saves); Alex-Teagan Pfeffer (24 saves)

Overall: NL 13-9.

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