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Northern Lakes holds off Eagles 5-4

Northern Lakes held off Becker/Big Lake Eagles 5-4 in non-conference action on Saturday, Feb. 7, in Princeton. The Lightning led 2-0 after the first period and 3-1 after two sessions, but the Eagles rallied with three goals in the final period to...

Northern Lakes held off Becker/Big Lake Eagles 5-4 in non-conference action on Saturday, Feb. 7, in Princeton.

The Lightning led 2-0 after the first period and 3-1 after two sessions, but the Eagles rallied with three goals in the final period to make the finish close.

Nick Reed and Austin Mesenbrink each contributed a goal and an assist and Mitch Stangel saved 30 shots for the Lightning.

The Lightning, 8-15 overall, were scheduled to play Prairie Center (Long Prairie/Grey Eagle) on Tuesday, Jan. 10, and then host Mora in the regular season finale at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 12, at Breezy Point Arena.

Becker-Big Lake 0 1 3 - 4

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Northern Lakes 2 1 2 - 5

First period: NL- Jared Sewall (Nick Olson) 6:36, NL-Austin Mesenbrink (Nick Reed) 13:31

Second period: NL-Nick Reed (Austin Mesenbrink) 11:07, BBL-Nick Stalpes (Weston Schug) 12:25

Third period: NL-Jake Hyytinen (Jarad Holm) 5:08, BBL-Nick Stalpes (Taylor Giving, Phil Stalpes) 5:47, BBL-Nick Cencer (Ryan Murnane) 7:00, NL-Jake Hyytinen (Nick Olson) 11:09, BBL-Taylor Giving (Phil Stalpes) 13:02.

Shots on goal: NL 9 7 6 - 22, BBL 12 4 18 - 34

Goalies: NL- Mitch Stangel (30 saves); BBL- Justin Morrow (17 saves)

Detroit Lakes 8, Lightning 1

Jake Hyytinen netted the only goal for the Northern Lakes Lightning in their 8-1 loss to Mid-State Conference leader Detroit Lakes Thursday.

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Nick Reed and Nick Olson assisted on Hyytinen's goal.

The Lightning, 3-4 in Mid-State action, were outshot 59-22 with goalies Mitch Stangel making 50 saves and Jager Reed one.

Detroit Lakes 2 5 1 - 8

Northern Lakes 0 0 1 - 1

First period: DL-Jon Richards (Ryan DeConcini, Sam Boomgarden); DL-DeConcini (Richards, Josh Bollig)

Second period: DL-Richards (Boomgarden); DL-Richards; DL-Richards shg; DL-Tyler Berby (Tanner Berby); DL-DeConcini (Richards, Boomgarden) ppg

Third period: NL-Jake Hyytinen (Nick Reed, Nick Olson); DL-Bailey Tulius

Shots on goal: NL 22, DL 59

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Goalies: NL-Mitch Stangel (50 saves), Jaeger Reed (1 save)

Lightning 5, Wadena-DC 3

On Tuesday, Feb. 3, five players each netted goals as Northern Lakes rallied for three third-period scores to defeat the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines in a Mid-State Conference game.

Nick Reed tallied the go-ahead score at 13:13 on a power play and Wyatt Kokesh put in an insurance goal 21 seconds later. Also scoring for Northern Lakes were Jake Hyytinen, Brett Gontarek and Kyle Sellner.

W-DC, which has lost three straight, dropped to 1-6 in the conference and 7-15 overall.

Wadena-DC 1 2 0 - 3

Northern Lakes 2 0 3 - 5

First period: NL-Jake Hyytinen (Nick Reed) 1:19; WDC-Drew Killian (Tyler Winkels, Jake Dyhkoff) 1:37; NL-Brent Gontarek (Levi Cartie) 8:40

Second period: WDC-Jarrett Pettit (Michael Behl, Dylan Phillips) ppg 7:49; WDC-Dyhkoff (Austin Sutherland) 12:59

Third period: NL: Kyle Sellner (Gontarek) 0:18; NL-Reed (Hyytinen) ppg 13:13; NL-Wyatt Kokesh (Derek French, Max Tangen) 13:34

Shots on goal: NL 37, WDC 31

Goalies: NL-Mitch Stangel (28 saves); WDC-Toby Wood (32 saves)

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