Boys Hockey: Lightning boys now 12-1

The Lightning boys are 12-1 overall as they beat Wadena-Deer Creek and Park Rapids.

030321.PEJ.BoysHockey - copy.jpg
Lightning defenseman Zachary Ehnstrom fires a wrist shot in the opening period of the Lightning's victory over Wadena-Deer Creek Thursday, Feb. 25. Dan Determan / Echo Journal

Jamison St. Clair, Caiden Kjelstrom and Colton Craig all notched a goal and an assist as Class 1A’s ninth-ranked Northern Lakes Lightning defeated Wadena-Deer Creek 6-1 in a non-conference game Thursday, Feb 25.

Connor Davis scored the lone goal for the Wolverines on an assist from Kade Woods and Wyatt Murray.

Northern Lakes goalie Adler Hoagland recorded 25 saves in the victory.

Northern Lakes swept the series having defeated W-DC 5-2 Jan. 22.


Wadena-Deer Creek 0 1 0 — 1

Northern Lakes 1 3 2 — 6

First period: NL-Quady Bernu (Kyler Couture) 3:06

Second period: NL-Caiden Kjelstrom (Colton Craig, Hunter Nybakken) :16; NL-Jamison St. Clair shp; WDC-Connor Davis (Kade Woods, Wyatt Murray) ppg 14:54; NL-St. Clair (Jake Ince, Carter Holtzleicer) shg 16:22

Third period: NL-Craig (Kjelstrom, Isaac Peterson) 9:35, NL-Couture (Tyler Seeling, Peterson) 14:57

Shots on goal: NL 26, WDC 49

Goalies: NL-Adler Hoagland (25 saves); WDC-Josh Dykhoff (43 saves)


Overall: NL 12-1, WDC 2-8-1. Next: Northern Lakes at Little Falls 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 2; WDC hosts Prairie Centre 7 p.m. Thursday, March 4.

Lightning 10, Panthers 1

Kyler Couture, Hunter Nybakken and Kjelstrom all finished with four points for Class 1A’s 10-ranked Northern Lakes Lightning who defeated the Park Rapids Panthers 10-1 Tuesday, Feb. 23.

Couture collected a hat trick and an assist while Nybakken and Kjelstrom each finished with two goals and two assists.

Carter Holtzleicer, Robert Stephens and Craig added lone goals for the Lightning in the Mid-State Conference game.

Northern Lakes goalie Jeremiah Smythe recorded 17 saves.


Park Rapids 0 0 1 -- 1

Northern Lakes 2 5 3 -- 10

First period: NL-Hunter Nybakken (Zach Ehnstrom) 16:38; NL-Nybakken (Kyler Couture, Tyler Seeling) ppg 1:14

Second period: NL-Caiden Kjelstrom (Ehnstrom) 12:54; NL-Couture (Seeling) 11:38; NL-Couture (Owen Miller, Andrew Villarreal) 7:48; NL-Carter Holtzleicer (Robert Stephens) 2:58; NL-Couture (Nybakken, Erik Larsen) 0:01

Third period: NL-Kjelstrom ppg 15:50; PR-Jaxsen Lund 11:47; NL-Colton Craig (Nybakken, Kjelstrom) 10:40; NL-Stephens (Kjelstrom) 1:00

Shots on goal: NL 41, PR 18

Goalies: NL-Jeremiah Smythe (17 saves); PR-Sawyer Torkelsen (31 saves)


Dan Determan has been a reporter for the Echo Journal since 2014, primarily covering sports at Pequot Lakes and Pine River-Backus
What To Read Next
Get Local