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Paynesville Press - February 18, 2004

River Lakes sets season record for victories

By Michael Jacobson

The River Lakes Stars boys' hockey team set a new season record for victories by beating Sartell and Prairie Centre last week. The Stars won their 10th and 11th games of the season; last year, the Stars won five games.

The Stars beat Sartell 3-2 on Tuesday, Feb. 10.

Senior center Mike Anderson scored two goals for the Stars, including the game-winner with one second to play in the second period. He also scored the Stars' first goal in the first period.

Sartell took a 1-0 lead three minutes into the first period, but Anderson tied the game at 1-1 five minutes later.

Sartell scored a short-handed goal to take a 2-1 lead later in the first period, but junior Bo Sjoberg tied the game again with a power-play goal 11 seconds later.

The game remained tied until Anderson scored with a second left in the second period, and neither team could score in the third period. Junior Andy Schramel assisted on both of Anderson's goals.

Sartell outshot the Stars 40-27 at the River Lakes Arena in Richmond, but senior goalie Blake Theisen made 38 saves for the Stars.

This week, the Stars played at Minneapolis Edison on Tuesday. They will play their last regular season game at Little Falls on Thursday.

Next week, the Stars will start the section playoffs on Tuesday, Feb. 24.

Sartell--2 0 0 - 2
River Lakes--2 1 0 - 3

Scoring Summary
First Period: S-Brady Olmscheid; RL-Mike Anderson (Andy Schramel); S-Sean Bryant (Teddy Zierden); RL-Bo Sjoberg;
Second Period: RL-Anderson (Schramel);
Third Period: No scoring.

Tech 10, River Lakes 0
St. Cloud Tech (19-3-1), rated#12 in Class AA, beat the Stars 10-0 on Thursday at the River Lakes Arena in Richmond.

Tech scored less than a minute into the game, scored three times in the first period, added five goals in the second period, and ended with two goals in the third period, winning 10-0.

The Tigers outshot the Stars 53-16, with senior goalie Blake Theisen making 43 saves for the Stars.

St. Cloud Tech--3 5 2 - 10
River Lakes--0 0 0 - 0

Stars 3, Prairie Centre 0
The Stars completed a season sweep of Prairie Centre with a 3-0 victory on Saturday afternoon at the River Lakes Arena in Richmond. The Stars also beat Prairie Centre - a combined team of LPGE and Sauk Centre - 4-3 in overtime in January.

On Saturday, ninth grade forward Alex Naujokas scored two goals, and senior goalie Blake Theisen recorded a shutout as the Stars defeated Prairie Centre.

Naujokas scored his first goal 11 minutes into the game, giving the Stars a 1-0 lead. Neither team scored again until late in the third period. Junior forward Andy Schramel scored for the Stars with three minutes to play, increasing their lead to 2-0, and Naujokas scored his second goal, an empty netter, with 40 seconds to play.

Schramel had a goal and an assist, and senior center Mike Anderson added two assists.

Theisen stopped all 30 shots in net for the Stars, who raised their record to 11-10 with the win.

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

Scoring Summary
First Period: RL-Alex Naujokas (Andy Schramel, Mike Anderson);
Second Period: No scoring;
Third Period: RL-Schramel (Anderson, Zach Johnson); RL-Naujokas.

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