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Paynesville Press - January 12, 2005

Brainerd shuts out Stars, 2-0

By Michael Jacobson

Brainerd scored two goals in the last five minutes to defeat the River Lakes Stars boys' hockey team 2-0 in Brainerd on Tuesday, Jan. 4, in a Central Lakes Conference game.

The game was knotted in a scoreless tie for the first 40 minutes. Brainerd outshot the Stars 23-11 over the first two periods, but Stars senior goalie Jake Engquist stopped all 23 Brainerd shots to preserve the tie through two and a half periods.

Brainerd, which outshot the Stars 39-19, finally notched a goal with five minutes to play. Then they added a power-play goal with five seconds to go to win 2-0.

hockey Senior Nick Dahlen scored the game-winning goal in overtime against Holy Family and scored again against Prairie Centre, both 3-2 wins.

The Stars played at Prairie Centre on Tuesday. They will host Sauk Rapids/Rice on Thursday at the River Lakes Arena in Richmond and will play at St. Cloud Apollo next Tuesday.

Brainerd--0 0 2 - 2
River Lakes--0 0 0 - 0

Scoring Summary
First Period: No scoring;
Second Period: No scoring;
Third Period: B-Mike Germain (Mike Baker), 5:00; B-Carl Sneep (Baker, Germain), 0:05 (pp).

Stars 3, Holy Family 2 (OT)
The Stars rallied from a 2-0 deficit to defeat Holy Family Catholic on the road on Thursday, Jan. 6.

Senior Ryan Weber scored with just over two minutes to play in the third period to knot the game at 2-2 and force overtime, and senior Nick Dahlen scored the winning goal with 90 seconds left in overtime, propelling the Stars to a 3-2 win.

After a scoreless first period, Holy Family Catholic scored 40 seconds into the second period. With just under five minutes to play in the second period, Holy Family scored again to take a 2-0 lead.

Junior center Jamie Paul got the Stars' first goal with just under three minutes to play in the second period, cutting Holy Family's lead to 2-1.

Holy Family held that lead for most of the third period, before Weber's goal tied the game. Dahlen scored unassisted in overtime to give the Stars the win.

Holy Family outshot the Stars 21-10 over the first two periods, but the Stars outshot Holy Family 23-6 in the third period and overtime, including 8-2 in overtime.

Senior Jake Engquist made 25 saves for the Stars in goal.

River Lakes--0 1 1 1 - 3
Holy Family--0 2 0 0 - 2

Scoring Summary
First Period: No scoring;
Second Period: HF-Bob Wilsey (Nick Matheson), 16:21; HF-Matheson, 4:44; RL-Jamie Paul (Andy Schramel, Alex Naujokas), 2:59;
Third Period: RL-Ryan Weber (Mike Mueller), 2:12;
Overtime: RL-Nick Dahlen, 1:25.

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