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Paynesville Press - January 21, 2003

Overtime goal lifts Stars to win

By Michael Jacobson

Junior forward Andy Schramel scored eight seconds into overtime as the River Lakes Stars boys' hockey team beat Prairie Centre on Tuesday, Jan. 13.

The Stars built a 3-0 lead with two goals in the first period and another in the second. Ninth grader Alex Naujokas opened the scoring with a goal 90 seconds into the game, assisted by sophomore Jamie Paul. Schramel scored with 90 seconds to play in the first period.

Sixteen seconds into the second period, senior Mike Anderson scored on a power play to give the Stars a 3-0 lead.

But Prairie Centre - a cooperative team from Eagle Valley, LPGE, Melrose, and Sauk Centre - scored a goal late in the second period and two more in the third period to tie the score at 3. Their tying goal came with just over two minutes to play in regulation.

Schramel ended the overtime period quickly, with a goal eight seconds into the extra time. Anderson picked up his second point of the night with an assist.

The victory lifted the Stars record to 7-6 for the season.

This week, the Stars played at Sauk Rapids on Tuesday. They also will host St. Cloud Apollo at the River Lakes Arena in Richmond on Thursday, with the junior varsity starting at 5:15 p.m. and the varsity starting around 7:15 p.m.

River Lakes--2 1 0 1 - 4
Prairie Centre--0 1 2 0 - 3

Scoring Summary
First Period: RL-Alex Naujokas (Ryan Weber, Jamie Paul); RL-Andy Schramel (Blake Williamson);
Second Period: RL-Mike Anderson (Nick Dahlen); PC-Anthony Carpenter;
Third Period: PC-Josh Tesch (Dustin Berscheit); PC-Mike Wiechman;
Overtime: RL-Schramel (Anderson).

River Lakes 3, Benson 1
The Stars completed an undefeated week by defeating Benson 3-1 on Thursday in Benson.

The Stars scored 17 seconds into the game and never trailed. Senior center Mike Anderson scored on his first shift to give the Stars a 1-0 lead.

The Stars scored two goals in the last six minutes of the second period to extend their lead to 3-0. Junior wing Nick Dahlen scored with just less than six minutes to play in the second period, a goal for which three assists were awarded.

Sophomore center Jamie Paul scored in the last minute of the second period to make the score 3-0.

Benson scored their only goal in the third period.

The Stars outshot Benson only 25-23, but senior goalie Blake Theisen made 22 saves for the Stars.

Anderson - with a goal and an assist - and ninth grade defenseman Blake Williamson - with two assistsĘ- were the only Stars to record multiple points in the game.

This victory raised the Stars' record for the season to 8-6.

River Lakes--1 2 0 - 3
Benson--0 0 1 - 1

Scoring Summary
First Period: RL-Mike Anderson (Andy Schramel);
Second Period: RL-Nick Dahlen (Zach Johnson, Blake Williamson, Anderson); RL-Jamie Paul (Alex Naujokas, Williamson);
Third Period: B-Chad Holmquist (Mark Conboy, Brady Sharstrom).

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