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Paynesville Press - January 1, 2003

Stars take sixth at Pine City tourney

By Michael Jacobson

The River Lakes Stars boys' hockey team took sixth place in an eight-team tournament at Pine City last week. The Stars lost 4-3 to Pequot Lakes on Thursday, beat Barron (Wis.) 4-2 on Friday, and lost 2-1 to Sartell on Saturday in the consolation final.

Senior Kyle Curran scored five goals in the tournament, including a hat trick against Pequot Lakes and the Stars' only goal against Sartell. He had a goal and an assist in the Stars' victory against Barron.

In that game, the Stars jumped to a 2-1 game in the first period, on goals by sophomore Ryan Weber and junior Mike Anderson. After a scoreless second period, the Stars put the game away with goals by Curran and junior defenseman Mark Kissner in the third period, with Barron scoring a late goal to make the final 4-2.

The Stars outshot Barron 27-12.

The Stars gave up third-period goals to lose to both Pequot Lakes and Sartell. Pequot Lakes broke a 3-3 tie with a third-period goal, and Sartell broke a 1-1 tie with a third-period tally.

Against Pequot Lakes, senior goaltender Justin Hartfiel made 29 saves for the Stars, who were outshot 33-24.

The Stars are now 3-6-1 for the season.

Next week, the Stars play St. Cloud Tech in Richmond on Tuesday, Jan. 7, at 7:30 p.m.

Pequot Lakes 4, Stars 3
River Lakes--1 2 0 - 3
Pequot Lakes--0 3 1 - 4

Scoring Summary
First Period: RL-Kyle Curran;
Second Period: PL-Todd Szymanski; PL-Zach Herding (Szymanski); RL-Curran (Ryan Weber); PL-Herding (Szymanski, Ryan Parker); RL-Curran;
Third Period: PL-Pat Hoffman.

Stars 4, Barron (Wis.) 2
River Lakes--2 0 2 - 4
Barron (Wis.)--1 0 1 - 2

Scoring Summary
First Period: RL-Ryan Weber (Kyle Curran, Phil Theisen; B-Shannon Hilbert (Josh Anderson); RL-Mike Anderson (Kevin Braun, Chris Knauss);
Second Period: No scoring;
Third Period: RL-Curran (Mike Mueller); RL-Mark Kissner (Weber, Anderson); B-Ben Anderson (Hilbert).

Sartell 2, Stars 1
River Lakes--0 1 0 - 1
Sartell--0 1 1 - 2

Scoring Summary
First Period: No scoring;
Second Period: S-Brian Bruff (Teddy Zierden); RL-Kyle Curran (Ryan Weber, Mark Peterson);
Third Period: S-Bruff.

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