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Paynesville Press - January 26, 2005

Four-goal, third-period binge lifts Stars

By Michael Jacobson

The River Lakes Stars boys' hockey team exploded for four goals in the third period, beating Morris/ Benson 4-0 in a nonconference game on Thursday in Benson.

The two teams skated to a scoreless draw for the first two periods, but senior Andy Schramel and junior Luke Harren each scored two goals for the Stars in the third period, as River Lakes got their sixth win of the season.

boys hockey Schramel scored within the first minute of the third period to give the Stars a 1-0 lead, and Harren scored his first goal a minute later to make it 2-0. Harren then scored five minutes later to increase the Stars' lead to 3-0, and Schramel scored with five minutes to play to make the final score 4-0.

Junionr goal Eric Prowker stopped 19 shots against Morris/Benson last week, recording a shutout in the 4-0 wins for the Stars.

The Stars outshot Morris/Benson 27-19, including 11-4 in the decisive third period.

Junior goalie Eric Prowker made 19 saves for the Stars to record the shutout in the victory.

The Stars (6-9-2) will play at Willmar on Friday night in a Central Lakes Conference game originally scheduled for December. They will also host St. Michael-Albertville on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Koronis Civic Arena in Paynesville Township. Next week, the Stars will host Morris/Benson on Tuesday, Feb. 1, also at the Koronis Civic Arena.

River Lakes--0 0 4 - 4
Morris/Benson--0 0 0 - 0

Scoring Summary
First Period: No scoring;
Second Period: No scoring;
Third Period: RL-Andy Schramel (Jamie Paul), 16:04; RL-Luke Harren (Ryan Weber), 15:53; RL-Harren (Nick Dahlen), 11:28; RL-Schramel (Mike Mueller), 4:55.

Apollo 4, River Lakes 3
The visiting Stars built a 3-1 lead, but St. Cloud Apollo scored three unanswered goals over the final 24 minutes to win 4-3.

After St. Cloud Apollo scored first, the Stars scored two goals late in the first period to take a 2-1 lead. Senior forward Bo Sjoberg scored with just under six minutes to go in the first period to tie the game 1-1, and junior defenseman Zach Johnson scored with three minutes to go in the first period to give the Stars a 2-1 lead.

Senior defenseman Kevin Braun scored exactly midway through the second period to extend the Stars' lead to 3-1. But St. Cloud Apollo got two goals later in the period, including a short-handed score, to tie the game 3-3. Then the Eagles got the lone goal of the third period, on a power play, and won 4-3.

River Lakes--2 1 0 - 3
St. Cloud Apollo--1 2 1 - 4

Scoring Summary
First Period: SC-Neil Siekman (Bob Roseland, Dan Rhode), 10:49; RL-Bo Sjoberg (Mike Mueller), 5:53; RL-Zach Johnson, 3:07;
Second Period: RL-Kevin Braun (Andy Schramel), 8:30; SC-Joe Hartman, 6:49; SC-Luke Bakker (Hartman), 5:10 (sh);
Third Period: SC-Roseland (Rhode, Siekman) (pp).

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