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Paynesville Press - December 8, 2004

Last-second overtime goal drops Stars

By Michael Jacobson

Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato scored with 15 seconds left in overtime to beat the River Lakes Stars boys' hockey team on Friday in Litch.

Senior Tom Raisanen scored with 15 seconds left in overtime to lift Litchfield/DC to a 2-1 victory.

After a scoreless first period, Raisanen had scored with five minutes left in the second period to give Litch/DC a 1-0 lead. Senior Mike Mueller scored a power-play goal two minutes later to tie the score 1-1.

Neither team scored in the third period and they skated for nearly five minutes in overtime without scoring before Raisanen scored with 15 seconds to play.

Litch/DC outshot the Stars 34-18. Junior Eric Prowker made 32 saves for the Stars (1-3).

This week, the Stars will play at Willmar on Thursday, will host Bagley on Saturday afternoon at the Koronis Civic Arena in Paynesville, and will play Sartell in Richmond on Tuesday, Dec. 14.

River Lakes--0 1 0 0- 1
Litch/DC--0 1 0 1 - 2

Scoring Summary
First Period: No scoring;
Second Period: L/DC-Tom Raisanen, 4:56; RL-Mike Mueller (Andy Schramel, Nick Dahlen), 2:42 (pp);
Third Period: No scoring;
Overtime: L/DC-Raisanen (Kyle Anderson), 0:15.

Little Falls 6, River Lakes 3
Little Falls scored three first-period goals and beat the Stars 6-3 on Tuesday, Nov. 30, at the River Lakes Arena in Richmond.

The Flyers scored three times in the last five minutes of the first period, breaking a scoreless tie through the first 12 minutes of the game.

The Stars got a goal from senior Andy Schramel 90 seconds into the second period and a power-play goal from sophomore Alex Naujokas with eight seconds left in the period to cut the lead to 3-2.

But Little Falls scored again two minutes into the third period to get the Central Lakes Conference win. Senior Nick Dahlen scored for the Stars with less than two minutes to play to cut the lead to 4-3, but Little Falls scored two goals in the last 90 seconds to make the final 6-3.

Little Falls--3 0 3 - 6
River Lakes--0 2 1 - 3

Scoring Summary
First Period: LF-Michael Liektieg (Steven Festler), 5:16; LF-Jim Pender (Liektieg), 2:52; LF-Jared Festler (Liektieg), 1:49;
Second Period: RL-Andy Schramel (Blake Williamson), 15:30; RL-Alex Naujokas (Luke Harren), 0:08 (pp);
Third Period: LF-Steven Festler (Adam Boser), 15:11; RL-Nick Dahlen (Schramel), 1:46; LF-Liektieg (Steven Festler), 1:24; LF-Liektieg (Steven Festler), 0:17.

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