Goalie Adler Hoagland recorded 36 saves on 39 shots for the Northern Lakes Lightning as they fell 3-0 to the Monticello Moose in the final round of the Granite City Showcase Saturday, Dec. 28.



Monticello 2 0 1 -- 3

Northern Lakes 0 0 0 -- 0



First period: M-Jeffrey Henrikson (Jacob Pederson, Gunnar Sibley) 15:04, M-Gavin Brooks (Brian Cornelius) 16:01

Third period: M-Henrikson (Wilson Dahlheimer, Sibley) 1:19

Shots on goal: NL 12, M 39

Goalies: NL-Adler Hoagland (36 saves); M-Nash Wilson (12 saves)

Overall: NL 5-6-1.



St. Francis 5, Northern Lakes 2

Kyler Couture scored a goal and assisted on another for the Lightning, who were defeated 5-2 by the St. Francis Fighting Saints at the Granite City Showcase Friday, Dec. 27.

Hoagland recorded 30 saves for the Lightning, who were outshot 35-24.



St. Francis 1 2 2 -- 5

Northern Lakes 0 1 1 -- 2



First period: SFCorey Wilmer (Dylan Strate) ppg 12:18

Second period: NL-Kyler Couture (Andrew Villarreal, Shane Donovan) 0:11; SF-Owen Dubois (Nathan Roberts) 3:25; SF-Austin Smith (Ike Hassel) 11:39

Third period: SF-Ethan Smith (Strate) 5:43; SF-Strate (Gunnar Grams, Roberts) 14:54; NL-Caiden Kjelstrom (Couture, Erik Larsen) 16:52

Shots on goal: NL 24, SF 35

Goalies: NL-Adler Hoagland (30 saves); SF-Caleb Young (22 saves)



Litchfield 6, Northern Lakes 3

Mason Schroeder posted a goal and four assists to lead the Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato Dragons to a 6-3 victory over the Northern Lakes Lightning in the first round of the Granite City Showcase Thursday, Dec. 26

Couture scored twice, including the only goal in the first period, for a 1-0 Lightning lead after one period. The Dragons then rattled off five second period goals for a 5-1 advantage.

Caiden Kjelstrom opened the third period with a goal from an assist from Erik Larsen. Larsen assisted on two goals, while Hunter Nybakken added another assist.

Goalie Sam LeMieur collected 25 saves in net for the Lightning.



Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato 0 5 1 -- 6

Northern Lakes 1 0 2 -- 3



First period: NL-Kyler Couture (Shane Donovan, Erik Larsen) 6:09

Second period: L-Austin Kantola (Jack Hillmann) 2:57; L-Logan Benson (Mason Schroeder) 3:43; L-Schroeder (Benson) 7:27; L-Terrell Grangroth (Grant Grochow, Schroeder) ppg 13:11; L-Grangroth (Schroeder) ppg 13:33

Third period: NL-Caiden Kjelstrom (Larsen) 4:07; L-Benson (Schroeder) 8:37; NL-Couture (Hunter Nybakken) 12:17

Shots on goal: NL 25, L 31

Goalies: NL-Sam LeMieur (25 saves); L-Darby Halonen (22 saves)

Overall: NL 5-4-1.