The Lightning scored first, but then the Stars' Brett Theisen scored two goals to end off the first period, with the Stars ahead 2-1.
On the scoreboard, the second period was all Annandale/Maple Lake, who scored twice to take a 3-2 lead.
The Stars tried to answer back in the third period, but the Lightning scored the first two of the period. The Stars pulled within one at 5-4 after goals by Andrew Schmitt and Chris Jacobson, but AML scored twice again to pull away.
The final score was Annandale/Maple Lake 7, River Lakes 5.
Junior forward Brett Theisen had a hat trick for the Stars. Senior defenseman Eric Hartfiel had three assists, bringing his point total to 22 for the season.
Goalie Adam Hartfiel had 17 saves for the Stars on the night.
By the time this article is printed, the Stars will already have played their first sectional playoff game at Roseau.
|River Lakes--||2||0||3||- 5|
First Period: AML-Kneese (unas-sisted); RL-Brett Theisen (Derek Dahlen); RL- Theisen (Eric Hartfiel);
Second Period: AML-Joe Christian (unassisted); AML-Kneese (unassisted);
Third Period: AML-Fobbe (unassist-ed); AML- Fobbe (unassisted); RL- Andrew Schmitt (Hartfiel); RL-Chris Jacobson (Garret McCain); AML- Christian (unassisted); AML-Fobbe (unassisted); RL-Theisen (E.Hartfiel) :22.
Penalties: RL: 6 for 22 minutes;
AML: 10 for 32 minutes.
Shots on goal: River Lakes, 41; Annandale/Maple Lake, 24.
Saves: River Lakes: Adam Hartfiel, 17; Annandale/Maple Lake, 36.
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