Shane Donovan netted three goals and three assists for the visiting Northern Lakes Lightning as they crushed the Park Rapids Panthers in Mid-State Conference boys’ hockey action Thursday, Jan. 16.

Hunter Nybakken added a goal and five assists for the Lightning, who improved to 3-1-1 in conference action. Winning netminder Adler Hoagland had 22 saves while Northern Lakes peppered Park Rapids with 53 shots.

Northern Lakes’ home game against Crookston Saturday, Jan. 18, was postponed because of poor weather conditions.

The Lightning, 8-7-1 overall, were scheduled to play Prairie Center (Long Prairie) on Tuesday, Jan. 21, and then face Wadena-Deer Creek on Friday, Jan. 24, at the Hallett Community Center in Crosby.



Park Rapids 1 0 2 -- 3
Northern Lakes 4 4 2 -- 10



First period: NL-Tyler Seeling (Quady Bernu) 4:35, PR-Nash Mitchell (Joey Hillukka) 7:28, NL-Erik Larsen (Hunter Nybakken) 8:50, NL-Caiden Kjelstrom 11:33, NL-Nybakken (Shane Donovan) 13:22
Second period: NL-Donovan (Nybakken, Kyler Couture) 0:19, NL-Donovan (Nybakken) 3:02, NL-Kjelstrom (Donovan) 14:29, NL-Donovan (Nybakken, Couture) 15:09
Third period: PR-Joseph Huber (Brody Hagen) 4:24, PR-Alec Nordin (Ethan Eischens) 6:56, NL-Erik Larsen (Donovan) PP 10:07, NL-Couture (Nybakken, Larsen) PP 10:25
Shots on goal: NL 53, PR 25
Goalies: NL-Adler Hoagland (22 saves); PR-Ben Strandlie (44 saves)



Lightning 5, Mora 2

On Tuesday, Jan. 14, Kyler Couture netted two goals as Northern Lakes defeated the Mora Mustangs in non-conference action.

Shane Donovan tallied a goal and two assists and Adler Hoagland collected 16 saves for the Lightning.



Mora 2 0 0 -- 2
Northern Lakes 0 1 4 -- 5



First period: M-Nate Burski (Parker Mitchell) PP 7:40, M-Mitchell (Tucker Fore) 1:35
Second period: NL-Caiden Kjelstrom (Erik Larsen, Shane Donovan) PP 12:14
Third period: NL-Kyler Couture (Tyler Seeling) 7:18, NL-Larsen PP 4:45, NL-Couture (Kjelstrom, Donovan) PP 4:11, NL-Donovan, (Hunter Nybakken) 2:12
Shots on goal: NL 34, M 18
Goalies: NL-Adler Hoagland (16 saves); M-Ben Nordenstrom (29 saves)