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Boys Hockey: Lightning top Prairie Centre in OT

Nigel DeSanto
Northern Lakes goalie Nigel DeSanto hauls in a shot in the first period of the Lightning's win over Pine City on Tuesday, Jan. 4.
Dan Determan / Echo Journal

BREEZY POINT — Colton Craig’s overtime goal lifted Northern Lakes to a 6-5 Mid-State Conference win over Prairie Centre Thursday, Jan 6.

The Lightning tied the game at five with 1:19 left on a short-handed goal from Jamison St. Clair. St. Clair and Caiden Kjelstrom assisted on Craig’s overtime goal.

The Lightning fell behind by two goals to start the game and got on the scoreboard at the 3:18 mark of the first period on a Quady Bernu goal.

Tyler Seeling and Zach Ehnstrom scored second-period goals but the Lightning trailed by two entering the third period. Seeling’s goal at 11:32 of the third period made it a one-score game before.

Prairie Centre 2 3 0 0 - 5

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Northern Lakes 1 2 2 1 - 6

First period: PC Zachary Bilz (Jesse Williams, Elijah Fletcher) ppg 5:09; PC Fletcher (Williams, Bilz) 4:51; NL Quady Bernu (Isaac Peterson, Caden Nelson) 3:18

Second period: PC Fletcher 16:06; NL Tyler Seeling (Taylor Berg, Christian Crutcher) 12:11; NL Zach Ehnstrom (Berg, Andrew Villarreal) ppg 4:08; PC Bilz (Fletcher Zachary Deters) :15; PC Fletcher (Williams) :01

Third period: NL Seeling 11:32; NL Jamison St. Clair (Crutcher, Colton Craig) shg 1:19

Overtime: NL Craig (St. Clair, Caiden Kjelstrom) 6:40

Shots on goal: NL 30, PC 24

Goalies: NL-Nigel DeSanto (19 saves); PC-Jesse Williams (24 saves)

Conference: NL 3-1. Overall: NL 7-4.

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Lightning 8, Dragons 4

BREEZY POINT — Seeling scored five times to lead the Northern Lakes Lightning to an 8-4 non-conference victory over the Pine City Dragons Tuesday, Jan. 4.

Ehnstrom, Quady Bernu and Logan Verville also tallied goals for Northern Lakes.

Christian Crutcher
Northern Lakes' Christian Crutcher handles the puck in the defensive zone in the Lightning's win over Pine City on Tuesday, Jan. 4.
Dan Determan / Echo Journal

Desanto recorded 27 saves for the Lightning and Christian Crutcher finished with three assists.

Pine City 2 1 1 — 4

Northern Lakes 3 1 4 — 8

First period: PC-Aidan Welch (Ryder Youngbauer) 15:46; NL-Tyler Seeling (Christian Crutcher, Colten Craig) 9:44, PC-Aidan Welch (Ryder Youngbauer, Hunter Haug) 4:07, NL-Zach Ehnstrom (Isaac Peterson, Tyler Berg) 2:51, NL-Seeling (Crutcher, Jamison St. Clair) 2:39

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Second period: NL-Quady Bernu 10:30, PC-Seth Linnell 5:00

Third period: NL-Logan Verville (St. Clair, Crutcher) 15:35, NL-Seeling (Craig) 12:05, PC-Mason Mikyska (Jimmy Lindholm, Mason Rydberg) 10:08, NL-Seeling 6:59, NL-Seeling (Bernu) 1:40

Shots on goal: NL 29, PC 33

Goalies: NL-Nigel Desanto (27 saves); PC-Mason Olson (21 saves)

What To Read Next
The Loons are scheduled to host Alexandria Thursday, Jan. 26 and Willmar Saturday, Jan. 28 at the Breezy Point Sports Center.
The Loons scored two in the third period to tie the game. The Loons are next scheduled to play Friday and Saturday, Jan. 20-21, at Mason City, Iowa.
The Loons are 10-21-1 overall and are scheduled to play at the Granite City Lumberjacks Friday, Jan. 13 and Saturday, Jan. 14, in St. Cloud.
The Loons now 10-19-1 overall, host the Milwaukee Power Friday and Saturday, Jan. 6-7, in 7:30 p.m. games at the Breezy Point Sports Center.