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Paynesville Press - December 18, 2002

Stars play overtime twice

By Michael Jacobson

The River Lakes Stars boys' hockey team played two overtime games last week, losing 2-1 to St. Michael-Albertville on Tuesday and tying Monticello 2-2 on Friday.

Mike Mueller - photo by Michael Jacobson River Lakes and Monticello combined for 109 shots on goal on Friday. The Stars had 57 shots on goal, which is probably their most ever, said coach Kevin Mooney.

But the Stars allowed 52 shots on goal, forcing junior goalie Blake Theisen to make 50 saves. "We've had a lead in every game we've played, and Blake's played well and kept us in every game," said Mooney.

Sophomore defenseman Mike Mueller handles the puck in the River Lakes Stars' defensive zone during their loss to STMA last week.

River Lakes and Monticello combined for 23 penalties and 46 penalty minutes.

Junior wing Mike Anderson scored both goals for the Stars, one in the first period and another in the third period. Junior center Chris Knauss assisted on both goals, while sophomore wing Andy Schramel had one assist.

Monticello scored both their goals in the second period.

Against St. Michael-Albertville on Tuesday, Dec. 10, the Stars took a 1-0 lead in the first period on a goal by senior center Kyle Curran, assisted by Ryan Weber and Gavin Schmitt. But St. Michael-Albertville tied the score with a goal in the second period and won the game in overtime in Richmond.

The Stars are now 1-2-1 for the season.

This week, the Stars played at Alexandria on Tuesday. They will play at Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato on Thursday at 7:30 p.m., and they will host Bagley on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Koronis Civic Arena in Paynesville.

River Lakes--1 0 1 - 2
Monticello--0 2 0 - 2

Scoring Summary
First Period: RL-Mike Anderson (Chris Knauss);
Second Period: M-Cory Karkhoff; M-Marcus Zahn;
Third Period: RL-Anderson (Andy Schramel, Knauss);
Overtime: No scoring.

STMA--0 1 0 1 - 2
River Lakes--1 0 0 0 - 1

Scoring Summary
First Period: RL-Kyle Curran (Ryan Weber, Gavin Schmitt);
Second Period: STMA-Tyler Carlson (Kyle Rogers, Kyle Beckler);
Third Period: No scoring;
Overtime: STMA-Tony Rogers (Kyle Rogers).

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