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Boys Hockey: Lightning lose three games

Garrett Westlund put in Northern Lakes only goal in the Lightning's 8-1 loss to the Virginia-Mountain Iron-Buhl Blue Devils Saturday, Dec. 9. Shane Donovan recorded an assist on Bonicatto's goal. Virginia 4 4 0--8 Northern Lakes 0 0 1--1 First pe...

Northern Lakes' Shane Donovan fires a wrist shot in the Lightning's game against Detroit Lakes Tuesday, Dec. 5.
Northern Lakes' Shane Donovan fires a wrist shot in the Lightning's game against Detroit Lakes Tuesday, Dec. 5.

Garrett Westlund put in Northern Lakes only goal in the Lightning's 8-1 loss to the Virginia-Mountain Iron-Buhl Blue Devils Saturday, Dec. 9.

Shane Donovan recorded an assist on Bonicatto's goal.

Virginia 4 4 0-8

Northern Lakes 0 0 1-1

First period:. VMIB-Jake Seitz (Caleb Bialke) 0:29, VMIB-Jack Zupetz (Caleb Bialke, Jake Seitz) 0:47, VMIB-Zach Kilen 10:08, VMIB-Jack Zupetz (Caleb Bialke, Zach Kilen) 16:59

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Second period: VMIB-Zach Kilen (Nathan Coldagelli, Cody Hermann) 2:05, VMIB-Jack Zupetz (Jake Seitz) 3:27, VMIB-Cody Hermann (Zach Kilen, Tony Chesser) 4:46, VMIB-Jake Sietz (Jack Zupetz, Nathan Coldagelli) 6:46

Third period: NL-Bailey Bonicatto (Shane Donovan) 10:45

Shots on goal: NL 17, VMIB 28

Goalies: NL-Jake Arnold (20 saves); VMIB-Josh Berlin (16 saves)

E-G 6, Northern Lakes 3

Goalie Jake Arnold recorded 54 saves, but the Lightning fell to the Eveleth-Gilbert Golden Bears 6-3 Friday, Dec. 8.

Dylan Mesenbrink scored two goals and Nate Finnerty one for the Lightning who were outshot 60-32.

DL 3, Northern Lakes 2

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Kasey Couture and Donovan each scored a goal and registered an assist as the Northern Lakes Lightning were edged by the Detroit Lakes Lakers 3-2 in a Mid-State Conference game Tuesday, Dec. 5.

Goalie Wyatt Fink recorded 27 saves in the game.

Detroit Lakes 1 1 1-3

Northern Lakes 0 2 0-2

First period: DL-Trey Seebold (Hunter Burnside, Ben Unrun) 7:08

Second period: NL-Kasey Couture (Shane Donovan) 0:13; NL-Donovan (Couture, Maverick Engstrom) 0:48; DL-Jackson Carlblom 13:55

Third period: DL-Jackson Fields (Seebold) 0:26

Shots on goal: NL 18, DL 30

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Goalies: NL-Wyatt Fink (27 saves); DL-Blake Itzen (16 saves)

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