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Paynesville Press - February 4, 2004

Big third period leads to Stars' loss

By Michael Jacobson

The River Lakes Stars boys' hockey team lost to Benson/Morris 7-1 on Tuesday, Jan. 27, at the River Lakes Arena in Richmond.

Benson/Morris broke the game open with four goals in the third period and avenged a 3-1 loss to the Stars earlier in January.

Sophomore center Jamie Paul scored the Stars' only goal a minute into the third period, cutting Benson/Morris's lead to 3-1. But Benson/Morris scored four goals over the last 12 minutes of the game, turning that 3-1 lead into a 7-1 win.

The Stars were outshot only by two, 36-34, but Benson/Morris goalie Justin Finke stopped 33 of the 34 shots that he faced. Center John Wittenberg scored four goals for Benson/Morris.

The loss dropped the Stars' record to 8-9 for the season.

This week, the Stars hosted Holy Family Catholic on Tuesday. Next week, they will host Sartell at the River Lakes Arena in Richmond on Tuesday, Feb. 10.

Benson/Morris--1 2 4 - 7
River Lakes--0 0 1 - 1

Scoring Summary
First Period: B/M-John Wittenberg (Brady Griffith);
Second Period: B/M-Ryan McNally (Griffith); B/M-Wittenberg;
Third Period: RL-Jamie Paul (Nick Dahlen); B/M-Wittenberg; B/M-Chad Holmquist (Brady Sharstrom); B/M-Wittenberg (John Mikkelson); B/M-McNally (Carl Lindblad).

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