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|Paynesville Press - December 21, 2005|
Sartell extends River Lakes' skid
Sartell scored four third-period goals and beat the River Lakes Stars boys' hockey team 7-0 on Thursday, extending the Stars' losing streak to six games.|
The two teams skated for 16 scoreless minutes in the first period before Sartell took a 1-0 lead in the final minute. Sartell then added a short-handed goal five minutes into the second period and scored a minute later to take a 3-0 lead.
Sartell scored in the first and last minute of the third period and added two goals in between to make the final 7-0.
The Stars (1-6) had the same number of shots as Sartell (24) but could not find the net.
The Stars hosted Fergus Falls on Tuesday night in Richmond.
They will host Alexandria on Thursday at the Koronis Civic Arena in Paynesville.
Next week, the Stars will host a round-robin tournament - the River Lakes Invite - on Tuesday, Dec. 27, Wednesday, Dec. 28, and Thursday, Dec. 29, in Paynesville.
On Tuesday, Willmar plays Prairie Centre at 6 p.m., and the Stars play Redwood Valley at 8 p.m. On Wednesday, Redwood Valley plays Willmar at 6 p.m., and the Stars play Prairie Centre on 8 p.m. And on Thursday, Prairie Centre plays Redwood Valley at 6 p.m., and the Stars play Willmar at 8 p.m.
The River Lakes junior varsity will play Prairie Centre on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. and will play Willmar on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Both these games will be played at the River Lakes Arena in Richmond.
Benson/Morris 6, Stars 3
Both teams scored twice in the first period, but Benson/Morris got three goals in a two-minute span of the second period. They scored the first goal on a power play midway through the period and scored again less than a half minute later. Two minutes later, they scored another goal for a 5-2 lead.
Junior forward Max Lahr scored a short-handed goal with two minutes to play to cut the Stars' deficit to 5-3, but Benson/Morris added an empty netter to make the final 6-3.
Junior forward Eric Wenner scored the first goal of the game for the Stars for their only lead at 1-0. After Benson/Morris took a 2-1 lead in the first period, senior defenseman Zach Johnson scored with four minutes to play in the first period to tie the game at 2-2.
The Stars outshot Benson/Morris 33-18.
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