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Paynesville Press - February 25, 2004

River Lakes beats Edison, 4-2

By Michael Jacobson

The River Lakes Stars boys' hockey team scored three goals in a two-minute span of the second period, building a 4-0 lead, and held on to beat Minneapolis Edison 4-2 on Tuesday, Feb. 17. The road victory was the 12th for the Stars this season, extending their team record.

Junior Kevin Braun started the scoring spree for the Stars with a power-play goal three minutes into the second period. Junior Mike Mueller added an even-strength goal a minute later, and senior Mike Anderson scored a short-handed goal a minute after that.

This three-goal spurt turned a 1-0 lead into a 4-0 advantage for the Stars. Junior Ryan Weber staked the Stars to a 1-0 lead with a goal 10 minutes into the first period.

Edison scored their first goal two minutes after the Stars ended their three-goal spurt in the second period, and they scored 20 seconds into the third period, but the game ended with 16 minutes of scoreless hockey and a 4-2 Stars' win.

Mueller (with a goal and an assist), junior Andy Schramel (with two assists), and sophomore Zach Johnson (with two assists) had two-point games for the Stars.

Senior goalie Blake Theisen made 27 saves for the Stars.

This week, the Stars, seeded #7, played their first section playoff game on Tuesday, Feb. 24, at #2 St. Cloud Tech. If the Stars win, they will play either at #3 Alexandria or at #6 St. Cloud Apollo on Saturday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m.

River Lakes--1 3 0 - 4
Mpls. Edison--0 1 1 - 2

Scoring Summary
First Period: RL-Ryan Weber (Zach Johnson);
Second Period: RL-Kevin Braun (Mike Mueller, Andy Schramel); RL-Mueller (James Herberg, Chris Knauss); RL-Mike Anderson (Schramel, Johnson); ME-Josh Engel (Josh Larson, Tori Banbersk);
Third Period: ME-Jeremy Hanson.

Little Falls 7, Stars 6 (OT)
The Stars lost their last conference game to Little Falls on the road on Thursday, falling 7-6 to the Flyers in overtime. No statistics were available from this game.

The Stars' season record now stands at 12-11.

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