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|Paynesville Press - December 22, 2004|
Stars rip Monticello at home, 5-1
The River Lakes Stars boys' hockey team scored three straight goals in the second period and defeated Monticello/Annandale/ Maple Lake 5-1 on Thursday night at the Koronis Civic Arena in Paynesville.|
After a scoreless first period, junior forward Luke Harren scored the game's first goal less than a minute into the second period. Linemate Ryan Weber, a senior, scored three minutes later, with Harren adding an assist, along with senior Andy Schramel.
Junior Kurt Peterson scored with six minutes left in the period to give the Stars' a 3-0 lead, though Monti/ Annandale/Maple Lake got their only goal to end the scoring in the second period.
Junior center Jamie Paul scored a power-play goal for the Stars three minutes into the third period, and Harren scored again midway through the final period, making the final 5-1.
The Stars (3-4) outshot Monti/ Annandale/Maple Lake 47-14.
This week, the Stars hosted Sauk Centre on Tuesday at the River Lakes Arena in Richmond.
Next week, the Stars will play in a tournament, hosted by Blaine, on Tuesday, Dec. 28, Wednesday, Dec. 29, and Thursday, Dec. 30. The varsity games will actually be held at the Aldrich Arena in Maplewood. (To get to the arena, take I-694 to Co. Rd. 65 south, which turns into White Bear Avenue.)
The Stars will play St. Thomas Academy at 3 p.m. on Tuesday to start the tourney. On Wednesday, they will play at 12:30 p.m. if they lose on Tuesday and at 6 p.m. if they win on Tuesday.
The junior varsity will also play in the tournament with their first game against St. Thomas Academy on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. All junior varsity games will be held in Brooklyn Park.
Sartell/SR 5, River Lakes 2
Junior Luke Harren scored for the Stars midway through the second period to cut Sartell/Sauk Rapids' lead to 3-1, but the Sabres scored the next two goals as well. Sophomore Alex Naujokas scored the Stars' second goal midway through the third period, but the Stars did not score again.
Both teams had 26 shots on goal, with the Stars having several other scoring chances, too.
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