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Paynesville Press - January 28, 2004

Apollo, Sauk Rapids top River Lakes in conference

By Michael Jacobson

A big second period led St. Cloud Apollo to a 7-2 victory over the River Lakes Stars boys' hockey team on Thursday at the River Lakes Arena in Richmond.

Mike brings the puck up ice Apollo turned a 2-1 lead into a 6-1 lead by scoring four goals in just over ten minutes to end the second period. The flurry started with two goals within a minute midway through the period and ended with a goal with four seconds to play in the second period.

Junior defenseman Mike Mueller clears the puck for the Stars, who have already exceeded their win total from last year with a record of 8-8.

The Stars cut the lead to 6-2 with four minutes to play but got no closer, as Apollo won their second conference game.

Scoring for the Stars were junior James Herberg in the first period and senior Chris Knauss in the third period. Herberg also assisted on Knauss' goal. Junior Kevin Braun assisted on both goals.

This week, the Stars played Benson/Morris in Richmond on Tuesday. Next week, they will host their last game at the Koronis Civic Arena on Tuesday, Feb. 3, when they play Holy Family Catholic, a private school from Victoria, Minn.

St. Cloud Apollo--2 4 1 - 7
River Lakes--1 0 1 - 2

Scoring Summary
First Period: SC-Doug Keller (James Yarbrough); RL-James Herberg (Kevin Braun); SC-Nick Liverca (Trent Spoden);
Second Period: SC-Ryan Moening (Lincoln Haugen, Luke Bakker); SC-Yarbrough (Ryan Schneider); SC-Yarbrough (Haugen); SC-Bakker (Matt Simpson);
Third Period: RL-Chris Knauss (Herberg, Braun); SC-Keller (Simpson).

Sauk Rapids 7, Stars 0
Sauk Rapids scored four goals in the first period and cruised to a 7-0 victory over the Stars on Tuesday, Jan. 20.

The victory was the second in the Central Lakes Conference for the Storm, and their second overall. They outshot the Stars 51-19.

Senior goalie Blake Theisen made 44 saves for the Stars.

The Stars' record now is 8-8 overall and 1-5 in the Central Lakes Conference.

River Lakes--0 0 0 - 0
Sauk Rapids--4 2 1 - 7

Scoring Summary
First Period: SR-Ryan Peckskamp (Peter Abel); SR-Cory Cook (Peckskamp, Tyler Huberty); SR-Abel (Peckskamp) SR-Tommy Wippler (Kyle Henkemeyer, Jeremy Streit);
Second Period: SR-Peckskamp; SR-Wippler (Henkemeyer, Tyler Rothstein);
Third Period: SR-Henkemeyer (Wippler).

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