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Lightning top W-DC 6-3

Posted: February 4, 2014 - 3:49pm

Nick Blanchette had a hat trick to lead the Northern Lakes Lightning boys’ hockey team past Wadena-Deer Creek 6-3 in a Mid-State Conference game on Monday, Feb. 3, at Breezy Point Arena.

The Lightning led 2-1 after two periods before exploding with four straight goals to start the third period for a 6-1 lead. Austin Mesenbrink, Kyle Sellner and Josh Maucieri also scored for Northern Lakes. Winning netminder Mitch Stangel stopped eight shots.

Northern Lakes, 2-4 in the conference and 9-13 overall, is scheduled to play at Detroit Lakes in a Mid-State game on Thursday, Feb. 6.

Wadena-DC 0 1 2 – 3

Northern Lakes 1 1 4 – 6

First period: NL-Nick Blanchette (Nick Olson) 3:25

Second period: NL-Blanchette 9:43; W-DC- Drew Killian (Michael Behl) 10:54

Third period: NL-Austin Mesenbrink (Nick Reed) 2:43; NL-Kyle Sellner (Mesenbrink, Jake Hyytinen) 3:13; NL-Josh Maucieri (Blanchette) 4:16; NL-Blanchette (Olson) 5:21; W-DC-Dylan Phillips (Michael Behl, Jarrett Pettit) 12:55; W-DC-Behl (Phillips, Pettit) 14:05

Shots on goal: NL 42, W-DC 12

Goalies: NL-Mitch Stangel (8 saves); W-DC-Wes Janson (36 saves)

Achiever Academy 7, Lightning 2

On Saturday, Feb. 1, Northern Lakes was outscored by Achiever Academy in a non-conference game at the University of Minnesota’s Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis. Dante Zapata had three goals for Achiever Academy. Stangel stopped 37 shots.

Northern Lakes 0 1 1 - 2

Achiever Academy 3 3 1 – 7

First period: AA-Will Mix (Dante Zapata, Cory Sprague) :47; AA-Mark Sanchez (Donavan Meyer, Keenan Johnson) 9:45; AA-Zapata 11:07

Second period: AA-Sprague (Austin Parrish) :51; NL-Nick Reed 5:15; AA-Zapata (Sprague, Will Mix) 13:11; AA-Donavan Meyer (Sprague, Mack Stevens) 16:55

Third period: AA-Zapata 10:46; NL-Jake Hyytinen (Josh Maucieri) 12:26

Shots on goal: NL 16, AA 44

Goalies: NL-Mitch Stangel (37 saves), AA-Cameron Madrid (14 saves)

Monticello 5, Lightning 0

The Monticello/Annandale/Maple Lake Moose tallied five goals in the second period to shutout visiting Northern Lakes on Thursday, Jan. 30.

Stangel stopped 57 shots as the Moose outshot the Lightning 62-17.

Monticello/A/ML 0 5 0 — 5

Northern Lakes 0 0 0 — 0

Second period: MAML-Oliver Winsor (Colton Jones, Brooke Evans) 1:59; MAML-Mason Vetsch (McRae Henry, Nate Maas) ppg 6:53; MAML-Winsor (Evans, Jones) 11:21; MAML-Evans (Winsor, Jones) 12:02; MAML-Vetsch (Nick Johnson, Mark Rieger-Borer) 13:28

Shots on goal: NL 17, MAML 62

Goalies: NL-Mitch Stangel (57 saves); MAML-Darien Jones (17 saves)

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